Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Announces Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Four NSU freshmen received four-year scholarships to study science

Four freshmen at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) were the recipients of the inaugural Legacy Scholarship, four-year Florida University Plan scholarships offered by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and Florida Prepaid College Foundation (FPCF) to graduating high school seniors who reside in Florida and plan to attend Nova Southeastern University.

The scholarship recipients are:

Chad Walker, a resident of Loxahatchee majoring in public health science;

Diana Phillips, from Largo, majoring in marine biology;

Amar Singh, a resident of Plantation majoring in education and computer science; and

Nicole Castro, from Miami, majoring in biology.

“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 four, 4-year Florida University Plan scholarships and for such awesome students!”, 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, 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.”

The 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 and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. For more information, visit