Nova Southeastern University will be hosting its 2020 Scholarship Fishing Tournament at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL on May 14 – 16, 2020.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the school’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO), which is located in Hollywood and is a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The fishing part of the tournament will be held on Friday, May 15. The event will begin with the Captain’s Meeting and a Kick-off Party on Thursday, May 14, and will conclude with an Awards Banquet on Friday evening. All skill levels and ages are welcome.
“We are very excited to host the 10th annual Nova Southeastern Scholarship Fishing Tournament,” said Halmos Dean Richard E. Dodge, PhD. “In the past, we have raised over $400,000 for the endowment that allows the NSU Fishing Tournament Scholarship, which has supported 10 Master’s and PhD students at the college. Through their research on topics including the modeling of lionfish that have invaded our waters, the exploration of our coral reef habitats, and the genetic conservation of sharks, these student scholarship winners continue to help us understand our environment, so that we can help protect, understand, and preserve the underwater world for the next generation.”
The Nova Southeastern Fishing Tournament Scholarship is a not-for-profit, competitive scholarship awarded to high-achieving graduate students at Halmos. All recipients are engaged in active research related to marine organisms, ecosystems, health, and conservation. All proceeds from the Tournament are put towards the Scholarship Fund.
The Tournament’s Mission is to be recognized as the premier, not-for-profit fishing tournament in the Southeast for the benefit of education and research. Accordingly, conservation is a mandate with release of billfish and responsible take of fun fish.
Visit https://www.nova.edu/fishingtournament for more information on NSU Scholarship Fishing Tournament or to register as a participant. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.