In 2002, the California Shore and Beach Preservation Association (CSBPA) established “The Robert L. Wiegel Scholarship for Coastal Studies”, named for Bob Wiegel, Professor Emeritus of Coastal Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Annual awards varying from $1,000 to $4,000 have been made to students pursuing graduate marine studies at a California university or college. A CSBPA subcommittee reviews the scholarship applications and grants the award to the student who produces the most outstanding research effort related to coastal problems in the marine environment.
The funds that created the scholarship were donated from private individuals, corporate entities, and the conference earnings of the CSBPA. The Scholarship Fund is held in an endowment that is now managed by the San Diego Foundation. As the endowment fund grows through future donations and earnings, larger annual awards are anticipated. Previous scholarship winners and their diverse study topics are listed below. Donations to the Wiegel Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated and can be paid by check to the San Diego Foundation at the following address:
Student applicants for the scholarship can find additional information here.