2021 FIU ForEverglades Scholarship Awardees

The Everglades Foundation recently announced the 2021 winners of its prestigious ForEverglades Scholarships and Fellowships.

This year, six of the nine awardees are from FIU, two from the University of Florida and one from the University of Miami.

“This program provides critical support for the fellows – not only by funding their research on critical topics but also by enabling collaborations between with Everglades Foundation scientists that ensures the results will make a difference in how we protect and restore the Everglades for future generations,” said Evelyn Gaiser, biology professor and Endowed George Barley Eminent Scholars Chair.

FIU’s Institute of Environment and The Everglades Foundation partner every year to support student researchers conducting work in the River of Grass. From improving water management practices, following non-native species populations, influencing species management, exploring restoration solutions and diving into the environmental economics of the national park, FIU students have been changing the future of the Everglades for the better.

The Everglades Foundation provides matching funds for awarded scholars, in addition to a variety of graduate research opportunities emphasizing science that informs policy and management for protecting and restoring the iconic ecosystem. Since 2008, the program has been preparing the next generation of scientists and leaders who will be protecting America’s Everglades.

This year’s awardees are:

  • FIU ForEverglades Scholars
    • Thomas Shannon
    • Lauren DeVito
  • ForEverglades Scholars
    • Chloe Vorseth
    • Melinda Paduani
    • Alan Mock
    • Lukas Lamb-Wotton

These 12-month scholarships fund stipends, travel, or research-related expenses for full-time graduate students pursuing cutting-edge research related to restoring the Florida Everglades.

To learn more about this year’s scholars and fellows, click here.