Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Awards $10,000 in Scholarships

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The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has awarded scholarships to two doctoral students from Florida universities in its effort to support aspiring marine biologists and ocean conservationists.

Matthew Schumm and Elizabeth Duermit-Moreau each received $5,000.

Schumm 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.

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Duermit-Moreau is a Ph.D. candidate at the 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.

The scholarship supports each student’s individual academic programs. They also each receive a certificate designed and signed by marine wildlife artist, biologist and conservationist Dr. Guy 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,” said Harvey in a statement. “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.”

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Established in 2010 through a partnership between Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award 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. Click here for more information or to apply. 

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