Purpose

The Anjali D. Boyd Marine Science Endowed Scholarship for African Americans was established in 2019 at Eckerd College. The monies/donations collected for the endowed scholarship will be used annually to award an African American student in good academic standing and majoring in Marine Science at Eckerd College.

Importance

Increasing diversity in the aquatic sciences is important for many reasons, some of which include:

WHY ECKERD COLLEGE?

Eckerd College has the #1 Marine Science program in the United States (via College Magazine), and as an Alumna, I can attest to the fact that Eckerd’s program is like no other! However, I can also affirm that Eckerd’s Marine Science program severely lacks racial and ethnic diversity, and it is my hope that the endowed scholarship will help combat the lack of diversity within one of the most elite undergraduate Marine Science programs.

HOW TO SUPPORT

You can support the Anjali D. Boyd Marine Science Endowed Scholarship for African Americans either by donating to support our cause, and/or sharing our fund’s mission with your network!