To be eligible, students have to be enrolled full-time at a Florida higher education institution and conduct research related to fisheries management

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 19, 2016) – The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-for-profit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment, is now accepting application packages for scholarships to support full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Florida institutions of higher education. Only students who are conducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment will be eligible. The awards program takes into consideration the breadth of research methods needed to effectively understand and sustainably manage marine fish.

Up to eight scholarships will be awarded to highly qualified students. The scholars will receive $5,000 to support their academic program as well as a certificate designed and signed by world-renowned artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer Guy Harvey, Ph.D.

The deadline to submit all required application materials is 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Students can visit https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/guyharvey/ for more information. Applicants must submit: a current resume; a two-page career statement describing key experiences that led them to this point in their career, explaining their qualifications for this scholarship; one letter of recommendation; a photocopy of their college transcripts; and a two page description of the research they are conducting for their master’s thesis, Ph.D. dissertation or formal undergraduate research project.

This scholarship is administered by the Florida Sea Grant College Program. Materials can be submitted electronically or by mail to Melissa Macarages, Florida Sea Grant College Program, 1762 McCarty Drive, Building 803, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110400, Gainesville, FL 32611-0400.

A panel of faculty members from Florida universities will review applications and recommend scholarship finalists to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. To see a list of current and past scholarship recipients and their projects, please visit https://www.flseagrant.org/students/current/.

About Guy Harvey:

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation:

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

Media Contact: Carlos Goycochea

Pierson Grant Public Relations


954-776-1999 ext. 239

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