National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation Scholarship Program at FAU Now in Second Year

Larry Wood, Ph.D., Research Coordinator,
National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation

For many years, the National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation has partnered with Florida Atlantic University to support students, faculty, and facilities to assist with their world-class studies with sea turtles and the coastal environment. Most recently, the Foundation established a scholarship program within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science to provide 4 undergraduate scholarships $15,000 each during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships provided financial assistance to seniors enrolled at the Boca Raton Campus who demonstrated academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to become scholars and ambassadors that represent the Marine Science program at Florida Atlantic University. As such, they are expected to develop as well-rounded, skilled, and committed individuals who are motivated to engage the public through education, research and outreach activities appropriate to both their specific interests in the field, as well as those of importance in the field of marine biology.

As these students prepare to finish their senior year in the spring, we are looking forward to continuing our support for new students in the upcoming year. We’ll be getting updates and summaries from each of the former scholarship recipients to share in future issues of Outreach, and we wish them the very best as they continue to pursue their careers. The ideal candidate is an undergraduate about to enter their senior year with interest in any aspect of marine biology research at the ecological, evolutionary, or behavioral level and educational outreach. Preference will be given to applicants in good standing in the biology department’s Honors Thesis Program who demonstrate financial need, coupled with a commitment to community service, academic excellence, and a desire to enhance their ability to engage the public. These scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of need and merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability.

National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation

4419 West Tradewinds Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale Florida 33308

(954) 351-9333 – Toll Free (877) Turtle 3


State of Florida Registration Number CH-2841. Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3)

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