Chad Walker, a resident of Loxahatchee, is among four freshmen at Nova Southeastern University receiving the inaugural Legacy Scholarship, four-year Florida University Plan scholarships offered by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation (FPCF) to graduating high school seniors who reside in Florida and plan to attend Nova Southeastern University.
Walker is majoring in public health science. The other honorees are Diana Phillips of Largo, Amar Singh of Plantation and Nicole Castro of Miami.
“The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is a beacon for educating our youth about their role in protecting our marine resources. We are thrilled to partner with GHOF to provide match funding for these four scholarships,” said Cindy O’Connell, director of the FPCF.
Each scholarship applicant submitted a 250-word essay explaining why they have a passion for marine science and conservation and what major threats to the oceans they plan to work on during their future career in ocean conservation. They will each write an annual review of their experience during college.
“All of the entries received by the GHOF were inspirational,” said Dr. Guy Harvey, a world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and chairman/founder of the GHOF. “I wish we could have given scholarships to everyone. However, these four students are well deserving of these scholarship funds, and I look forward to seeing how they will help the marine ecosystem.”
GHOF conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment and funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem. For more information, visit www.ghof.org.