Marine Biology Professor Matthew Landau and his adjunct professor wife, Brenda, have recently established the Marine Science Faculty Research Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups. the scholarship will help a student from a typically underlooked community pursue a research project under the wing of a Marine Science faculty member. The scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $3,000.
In a press release from University Relations and Marketing, Matthew Landau is quoted with, “typically […] there is not much money out there for undergraduate research. We want to help change that, and encourage more of our colleagues and others to do the same.”
The Landaus seek to make Marine Science subjects more accessible to a wider, diverse group of students previously unexposed to the field.
The Stockton University Foundation, which supports scholarships like the one the Landaus created, often seek to provide grants to student research projects. Like the Foundation’s Social Justice and Equity Fund (covered by The Argo here), this organization supports the research, education, and communities of students from underprivileged backgrounds.
For more information on the scholarship, read URM’s press release here.
To read about the Stockton University Foundation, click here.