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Contributed photo / Florida Atlantic University doctoral student, Ashley Schenk, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship to support her individual academic program.

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF), a Florida-based nonprofit that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving marine environments, has recently given the 2019 Guy Harvey Scholarship Award to Chattanooga native and Florida Atlantic University doctoral student Ashley Schenk.

Schenk was one of eight graduate students from universities across the state of Florida who received $5,000 to support their individual academic programs as well as a certificate designed and signed by world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey.

She is a doctoral student at FAU who is studying veterinary medicine. Her research is focused on conducting an ecosystem survey of hogfish populations in South Florida.

Since its inception in 2010, the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships.

Carlos Goycochea

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