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Friends of GTM Biology Graduate Support


The purpose of this award is to support graduate research in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNF, and to support a graduate student participating in research at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR). 

Selection Criteria

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be enrolled in a graduate program within the Department of Biology for Fall and Spring semesters
  • Meet admissions requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida
  • Be selected by the Chair of Biology and the dually-appointed Research Scientist at GTMNERR and UNF


Students awarded this scholarship must also agree to: 

  • comply with all University regulations, rules, codes of conduct governing students on campus
  • consent to release grades to the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement for the purpose of reporting to the donor, 
  • remain in good standing as a student, 
  • comply with the GTMNERR regulations and meet the standards of volunteers who work at the reserve, 
  • create a presentation and share findings at the annual State of the Reserve event and, 
  • produce a minimum of two communication pieces for publication by Friends of GTMNERR