Guy Harvey Scholarship Applications Now Available


Students who are enrolled full-time at a Florida higher education institution and conduct research related to fisheries management are eligible

The application process is now open for the 2018 Guy Harvey Scholarships available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a Florida higher education institution who areconducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida’s marine environment.

Up to eight $5,000 scholarships funded by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-for-profit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment,and administered by theFlorida Sea Grant College Program, will be awarded. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship to support their academic program, recipients will receive a certificate designed and signed by world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and explorer Dr. Guy Harvey.

“In awarding these scholarships, we take into consideration the breadth of research methods needed to effectively understand and sustainably manage marine life,” said Dr. Harvey. “It is vitally important that we cultivate the next generation of leaders in the marine sciences industry.”

Applicants must submit all required materials by 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The application requires: a current resume; a two-page career statement describing key experiences that led the student to this point in their career and explaining their qualifications for this scholarship; one letter of recommendation; a signed letter from the student’s faculty advisor on university letterhead; a photocopy of their college transcripts; and a two page description of the research they are conducting for their master’s thesis, Ph.D. dissertation or formal undergraduate research project.

A panel of faculty members from Florida universities will review applications and recommend scholarship finalists to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. For more information, visit or contact Melissa Macarages at 352-392-5870 or via email at

Application materials can be submitted electronically or by mail to Melissa Macarages, Florida Sea Grant College Program, 1762 McCarty Drive, Building 803, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110400, Gainesville, FL 32611-0400. To see a list of current and past scholarship recipients and their projects, visit

About Guy Harvey:

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please Follow Guy on Facebook at, on Twitter, connect on Instagram at, on Pinterest, Snapchat @RealDrGuyHarvey, and tune in to see Guy’s latest expeditions on YouTube at

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation:

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.

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