The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is excited to announce the 2014 National Ocean Scholarship Recipients:
- Katherine Ball from Lake Stevens, Washington; attending the University of Washington to major in Physical Oceanography
- Alanna Kieffer from Seaside, Oregon; attending Oregon State University and majoring in Biology, with a concentration in Marine Biology
- Andrew Levorse from Manahawkin, New Jersey; attending the University of Richmond, majoring in Environmental Studies
- Rachel Liu from San Francisco, California; attending the University of California Santa Barbara, majoring in Marine Biology; and
- Tyler O’Keefe from Spring Valley, Wisconsin; attending Carleton College to major in Biological Sciences
The NOSB held its first ever online crowd-sourcing campaign, Get in the Game, from April to May 2014 to raise funds for the 2014 National Ocean Scholar Program, as well as costs associated with the 2014 National Finals Competition that was held May 1-4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Program participants, family members and supporters gave over $13,000 to the NOSB program during the campaign.
In order to be considered, applicants submitted an application, SAT/ACT scores, two written essays and two letters of recommendations. Each application was reviewed by three reviewers from various departments and backgrounds within the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Reviewers used a provided rubric to evaluate each application. All three scores were summed and averaged. The top five candidates with the highest average scores received scholarships.
Congratulations to the five 2014 National Ocean Scholarship recipients. We wish them the best of luck as they begin the next phase of their education as well as careers in the marine and aquatic sciences. For more information on the NOSB scholarship and the 2014 recipients, click here.
The NOSB has released the fifth issue of The Ocean Gyre, the NOSB’s bi-annual newsletter. The Ocean Gyre is a fun and useful way to keep up with the NOSB program and community. In Issue five of The Ocean Gyre, you can learn about the 2014 National Finals Competition champs from Boise, Idaho; a dedicated Chesapeake Bay Bowl volunteer, Wayne Sternberger; Alex Robel, a PhD candidate at Harvard University and past Manatee Bowl participant; the Regional Coordinator of the Tsunami Bowl, Phyllis Shoemaker; a generous donation from the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society; two amazing NOSB teams who made our program proud; and much more! If you wish to receive future issues of The Ocean Gyre by email, please click here.