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Fishing for Scholarships

Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, in partnership with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, to hold a fishing tournament on March 2 to raise scholarship money for two NSU graduate student scholarships

HOLLYWOOD Fla. — Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, in partnership with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, will be re-launching the 6th Annual Oceanographic Center Scholarship Fishing Tournament in Fort Lauderdale on March 2.

Participants in previous Oceanographic Center Scholarship Fishing Tournaments

The Tournament will begin with the Kick-off Party and Captain’s Meeting on Feb. 28 at NSU’s new $50-million Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research, located at NSU’s Oceanographic Center in Hollywood.  An awards dinner will be held on the evening of March 2 at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.

The tournament will feature a catch and release billfish division and a “funfish” division, targeting dolphin fish, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, and cobia.

The money raised during this year’s event will provide scholarships for Master’s and PH.D. students to study at NSU’s Oceanographic Center’s Center of Excellence, where they will conduct research to help understand, conserve, and protect coral reef ecosystems at a local, national, and international level.

“This Scholarship Fishing Tournament is a significant and fun event for supporting our academic programs and advancing research,” said Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center. “We welcome attendees to participate”.

This year’s tournament is presented by MS Cable & Wire Installation. The Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, an outstanding tournament with a long tradition, is also lending the tournament its moniker.

For more information, please visit our website at www.nova.edu/fishingtournament or e-mail fishingtournament@nova.edu.

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About Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center: A world leader in marine biological research with focus on coral reef science and shark conservation, Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has been at the forefront of graduate and undergraduate marine science education and oceanographic research for over 48 years. Students, scientists, faculty and staff come to the Center from all corners of the globe, with the common goal of learning from the ocean’s living classrooms — in one of the most diverse ecosystems known to man. http://www.nova.edu/ocean/

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  www.nova.edu

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Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu

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