Applications now are being accepted for the 2019 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award to recognize outstanding achievement of Florida university students conducting research that will help support sustainable management of marine fish.
The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled full-time at one of Florida’s institutions of higher education, and conducting research on the ecology, management or policy issues related to sustainable marine fisheries, including the protection of their critical habitats.
Up to eight scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to winners. The funds may be used to support equipment purchases, travel and other expenses incurred in the course of the student’s respective research project.
In 2018, eight were selected from among a pool of 30 applicants. The research projects ranged from investigating the red snapper fishery conflict in the Gulf of Mexico to evaluating how sharks respond to climate change.
An application packet consists of the student’s resume, a career statement, a description of their research, a photocopy of their college transcripts and one letter of recommendation. Students conducting research within a broad spectrum of methods needed to effectively understand and sustainably manage marine fish are eligible to apply.
The Guy Harvey Scholarship Award, which now is in its 10th year, has provided $224,000 in financial support to 47 students at nine different Florida universities. It is funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and administered by Florida Sea Grant.
Applications for the 2019 program are due to Florida Sea Grant by 3 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019. Winners will be selected by a panel of faculty members from Florida universities, who will then recommend scholarship nominees to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation for final selection.
Complete application details, as well as summaries of previously funded projects, are available at the Florida Sea Grant Guy Harvey Scholarship Award page.