Congratulations to the 2023 Aquarium of the Pacific's African American Scholar Program Recipients

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Congratulations to Genece Grisby, a UC Davis Marine and Coastal Science undergraduate major, who is one of the recipients of a 2023 Aquarium of the Pacific African American Scholarship.

In addition to a financial award of $10,000 to support continued exploration of fields related to the work of the Aquarium, each scholar has the opportunity to engage with the Aquarium to explore their career interests and learn more about the education and conservation efforts of the Aquarium.

The scholarship program awards funds to support African American students who demonstrate a commitment to studies related to careers in the aquarium field, including ocean education, animal husbandry, water quality, building maintenance or facilities, microbiology, and business management. Through this program, the Aquarium hopes to bring meaningful opportunities in the marine sciences to African American students and to bring diverse minds to solving the issues facing our planet and its inhabitants.

Genece will be using the funds to purchase new scuba gear, get her AAUS certification, and gain experience scientific diving in kelp forests in Northern California.


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