The Pond Guy Entrepreneurship and Biology Scholarship

The Pond Guy Scholarship

The Pond Guy is proud to help support the next wave of entrepreneurs and biologists through this scholarship. Offered bi-annually, a $1,500 grant will be awarded to qualified students in accredited entrepreneurship or biology programs.

The scholarship will be awarded twice each year, in the Fall and Spring.

If your program qualifies you for this opportunity, continue reading for more information about the scholarship and application process.

Who can apply?

Future or current entrepreneurship or biology students are eligible to apply. This includes:

  • High school seniors intending to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship or biology.
  • All students currently enrolled in an entrepreneurship or biology program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

The Essay:

Help us get to know you! Submit an essay (roughly 500 words) explaining why you have a passion for this field. What do you hope to accomplish once you graduate, and how will you make a difference in your community?

The Application:

The Pond Guy will award a $1,500 scholarship once per semester to a qualified student. Please submit your application for the Fall semester no later than June 1, 2021, or for the Spring semester no later than November 1, 2021. The winning student for the Fall semester award will be alerted on June 30, 2021, and the winning student for the Spring semester award will be notified on November 30, 2021. Payment will be made out to the winner's college or university to help support expenses for the 2021-22 academic year. If you would like to be considered, fill out the following form and attach a copy of your essay in either a Word or PDF format.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Donna Drinkwater, University of Massachusetts Masters of Biology/Professional Science
Donna Drinkwater

University of Massachusetts Masters of Biology/Professional Science

Donna Drinkwater

University of Massachusetts Masters of Biology/Professional Science

My objective is to give back to the community by bringing about public awareness of the conservation of our natural resources.

Brooke Donzelli, University of Massachusetts Amherst Biology
Brooke Donzelli

University of Massachusetts Amherst Biology

Brooke Donzelli

University of Massachusetts Amherst Biology

Brooke is currently working as an undergraduate lab assistant at UMass Amherst, researching pollinator and plant interactions and bumble bee pathogens.

Madisen Malone, University of Florida Management
Madisen Malone

University of Florida Management

Madisen Malone

University of Florida Management

Madisen is a freshman at the University of Florida and is majoring in management. She hopes to start her own business someday and inspire others with her ideas.

Anna Ribbeck, Louisiana State University Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
Anna Ribbeck

Louisiana State University Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

Anna Ribbeck

Louisiana State University Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

Anna received her undergrad in Plant and Soil Systems from LSU in 2016. She will be pursuing her master's degree in 2021 with a focus on public perception of aquatic and horticulture invasive species. She is a social media strategist for the LSU Agricultural Center creating content for the public to connect to agriculture. Her goal is to influence public policy and make information readily available.

Cooper Peterson, Cedarville University Environmental Science
Cooper Peterson

Cedarville University Environmental Science

Cooper Peterson

Cedarville University Environmental Science

Cooper is a junior at Cedarville University and is majoring in environmental science. His academic goals are to obtain a master's degree in aquatic biology and excel in research. He has a passion for the outdoors and hopes to inspire others to enjoy nature through his youtube channel!

About The Pond Guy:

Founded by our very own entrepreneur, Jason Blake, The Pond Guy is dedicated to providing the best solutions for enjoying and caring for your pond.

The Fine Print:

A committee of The Pond Guy employees will review each submission and select one winner. All communications and submissions become the property of The Pond Guy, which may publish on its site and other marketing materials the name and image of the winner, as well as the name of his or her chosen educational institution and the winning essay in full or in part.

Beyond that, we will protect your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By submitting an application, you give The Pond Guy the right to contact your educational institution to confirm enrollment, registration, or acceptance if you are chosen as the winner. You also agree to receive communications from The Pond Guy regarding your application and the selection process.

No purchase is necessary to participate, and the process is not open to those who live in an area where it may be prohibited. Only one application per student. The scholarship is not available to current or former employees of The Pond Guy or their relatives. Any applicable taxes are solely the responsibility of the recipient. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the coming academic year.