Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Awards $40,000 In Scholarships To Student Researchers At Florida Colleges & Universities

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment, has awarded eight graduate students at Florida colleges  and universities with the $5,000 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award.  The recipients of the 2021 Guy Harvey scholarships are:

Florida Atlantic University: Brianna Cahill and Steven Lombardo
Florida Institute of Technology: Eloise Cave
Florida International University: Laura García Barcia
Florida State University: Ashley Dawdy and Blake Hamilton
New College of Florida: Cecilia Hampton
University of South Florida: Jonathan Albert Peake

In addition to the $5,000 award in support of their academic pursuits, each student received a certificate designed and signed by world-renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey. “This next generation of bright minds is bringing us one step closer to understanding what  it will take to protect Florida’s fragile marine environment and ensure its sustainability,” said Dr. Harvey. “Through our ongoing support of marine research and by drawing attention to the important work of these  students, the GHOF is helping to safeguard a healthy ocean eco-system for generations to come.” Established in 2010 through a partnership between Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award recognizes students at Florida colleges and universities whose research focuses on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Since its founding, 67 students have received over $350,000 in scholarships. Applications for the 2022 Guy  Harvey Scholarship Award will be available April 1 through June 1, 2022.  For more information, and to apply, visit https://www.flseagrant.org/students/scholarships/guyharvey/.