The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced this week it is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021.
The foundation also announced that two doctoral students from universities in Florida have been awarded US$5000 (~4128 Euros) each.
- Elizabeth Duermit-Moreau, from Cincinnati, is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Florida studying fisheries and aquatic sciences. Her research is focused on how both Florida spiny lobster and stone crab habitat degradation and fishing impact parasite/disease prevalence in these species.
- Matthew Schumm, from Chicago, is a Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University studying ecology and evolutionary biology. His research focuses on how environmental variability and change interact with the impact that harvesting can have on a population’s growth and genetic diversity. This is achieved by using computer modeling and data analysis, as well as some simulated harvest experiments with poeciliid fish.
The scholarship supports each student’s individual academic programs.
According to Harvey:
“As part of GHOF’s ongoing investment in higher education, we are thrilled to continue to support aspiring researchers, marine biologists and ocean conservationists. Elizabeth and Matthew are among the new generation of researchers that are stewards of the sea. The work they do is significant and will have a lasting impact on marine life.”
Established in 2010 through a partnership between Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the scholarship recognizes graduate students at Florida universities whose research focuses on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment. Since its inception, 66 students have received more than $300,000 in scholarships.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award. For more info and to apply, go to flseagrant.org.