2015 Spring Scholarships


Chairman Dan Purdy reports the following have been awarded George Burlew Scholarship graduate student grants for the 2015 Spring semester.


CHRISTOPHER M. FREE :   Presently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University studying Oceanography. He has been a field biologist, ecologist, research assistant and has won our scholarship last year as well as additional scholarships for his studies of small scale and large scale marine fisheries.


STEPHEN GRAY REDDING :   Presently a student at the University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory obtaining his Masters in environmental sciences and fisheries science. He has presentations transplanting oyster reefs and has been consistently on the Dean’s List.


JESSICA L. VALENTI :   Presently a Ph.D. candidate in Oceanography at Rutgers University. A marine field technician and graduated Summa Cum Laude with distinction in marine science honors.


ANTHONY R. VASTANO :   Presently a graduate student of Oceanography at Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Mr. Vastano is obtaining his graduate degree and has extensively studied black sea bass which will certainly assist our club in the future.


JASON M. MORSON :   Presently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University studying Ecology & Evolution. He obtained his Masters in biology with honors in 2007 studying population stock assessment and fisheries management.


SEAN MARTIN :   Presently a Laboratory/Field Assistant at Rutgers University, Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory. Working towards his Masters in fisheries science having obtained his Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude from Richard Stockton College. Currently performing reporting work on commercial fishing vessels.

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