Davie, FL  September 16, 2011 – Applications for the 2012 Guy Harvey Scholarship, supported by the Florida Sea Grant and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, are now available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at Florida universities.

Established in 2010, $24,000 in scholarships have been given to six students from five Florida Universities, who are working to better renewable, finite marine resources through science.

Healthy oceans are essential for life on our planet. It is our collective responsibility to conserve the marine environment and maintain the biodiversity of our oceans, said Dr. Guy Harvey, one of the worlds leading marine conservationists. Through the support of the Foundations many visionary friends and future scientists such as these students we will develop new strategies to preserve the life that remains and hopefully restore the marine life that has been destroyed.

Scholarship recipients receive money to support their research and a certificate designed and signed by Guy Harvey. Students researching large marine fish and sharks are encouraged to apply through the Florida Sea Grant, which manages the program. To learn more, visit www.flseagrant.org  and follow the link to Scholarships/Fellowships.

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish.

About Florida Sea Grant

www.flseagrant.org

Florida Sea Grant uses academic research, education and extension to create a sustainable coastal economy and environment. Headquartered at the University of Florida, we are a partnership between the Florida Board of Education, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Florida’s citizens, industries, and governments. Florida Sea Grant’s extension, education and outreach programs are done in partnership with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and coastal counties of Florida.

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