DAVIE, FL-SEPTEMBER 16, 2011-Applications for the 2012 Guy Harvey Scholarship, supported by the Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, are now available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending Florida universities.
Established in 2010, the program has awarded $24,000 in scholarships to six students from five Florida universities who are working to better renewable, finite marine resources through science.
“Healthy oceans are essential for life on our planet. It is our collective responsibility to conserve the marine environment and maintain the biodiversity of our oceans, ” said Dr. Harvey, one of the world’s leading marine conservationists. “With the support of the GHOF’ s many visionary friends and future scientists like these students, we will develop new strategies to preserve the life that remains and hopefully restore the marine life that has been destroyed.”
Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 to support their research and a certificate designed and signed by Harvey. A panel of faculty members from Florida universities, plus the Director of Florida Sea Grant and Guy Harvey, will review applications and select the award recipients on the basis of five criteria:
- Overall quality and scientific merits of a research proposal not to exceed 5 pages in length plus a budget and brief budget justification (35%)
- A 1,000 word career goal statement (20%)
- Two letters of recommendation including one from the student’s faculty advisor (15%)
- The strength of academic performance, particularly in the marine fisheries sciences, as documented by college transcripts (15%)
- Additional relevant experience including extra-curricular fisheries-related activities, honors and awards (15%)
Students researching large pelagic marine fish and sharks are encouraged to apply through the Florida Sea Grant, which manages the program. To learn more, click here.