Sctc MarIne BIology educatIon ScholarShIP PrograM 2020
Since its inception in 1997, the SCTC Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation program has provided 173 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in marine biology at California State University Long Beach totaling over $385,000 . In 2001, with the help of Bob Handloser and the Board of Directors of the SCTC Marine Biology Educational Scholarship Foundation, we began offering scholarship grants to graduate students who had to present a grant proposal for their marine biology-related research . For these graduate students, SCTC scholarships are the largest source of student grant funds available to them and have helped many students achieve their career goals .
Due to the tremendous generosity of SCTC members and the SCTC Marine Biology Scholarship Foundation, CSULB marine biology students continue to make great strides in the field of marine science . These achievements are greatly facilitated by SCTC scholarships . The SCTC Marine Biology Scholarship Foundation has been acknowledged in over 220 national and international scientific publications and presentations in recognition of support of student-based marine research .
Here are some of the recent achievements of SCTC scholars:
Dr . Chris Mull (MS Biology 2005 awardee), who completed his Ph .D . at Simon Fraser University in 2017 is now working as a post-Doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University . Kristina Kull (BS Marine Biology 2005 awardee) has been the boating safety office for the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Marine Lab for 10 years now . Dr . Ellen Kosman (MS Biology 2006 awardee) completed her Ph .D . in Marine Biology at Florida State Univ . in 2018 and is currently teaching at Tallahassee Community College . Dr . Thomas Fa1Tugia (MS Biology 2008 awardee), who completed his Ph .D . at the Univ . of Alaska in Fisheries in 2017 is now working as a staff scientist at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Conservation Institute . JoAnne Linnenbrink (BS Marine Biology 2009 awardee) completed her MS degree in CSU Fullerton and is now a water biologist of the City of Los Angeles . Elizabeth Duncan (BS Marine Biology 2011 awardee, MS Biology 2014, 2015 awardee) is cu1Tently working as a research biologist at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary . Connor White (MS Biology 2015 awardee) is currently in a Ph .D . program at Harvard University developing new technology to study fishes and sharks . Emily Meese (MS Biology 2016, 2017 awardee) is currently in a Ph .D . program in Fisheries at Texas A&M Galveston studying feeding ecology of bull sharks . Ryan Hesse (BS Marine Biology 2017 awardee) is currently in an MS program at San Diego State Univ . studying microbes of sharks and rays . Darien Satterfield (MS Biology 2018) is starting a Ph .D . program in Biology at UC Davis starting this spring studying fish behavior and evolution .
As you can see, the students have truly benefitted from this program and could not have achieved this level of success without your support . We are very thankful for your generosity and commitment to our program hope you can see the benefits .