Saturday, July 13, 2024

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced


The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has announced the awards for its 2021 scholarships for Florida students and researchers.

The awards went to eight undergraduate students at colleges and universities in Florida. Each recipient received $5,000 and a certificate designed and signed by Dr. Guy Harvey.

The 2021 winners 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

Commenting on the awards, Harvey said:

“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. 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 ecosystem for generations to come.”

Applications for the 2022 scholarships will open on April 1st and close on June 1st, 2022. To apply, go to the Florida Sea Grant website at

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for