Congratulations to the 2022 Aquarium of the Pacific's African American Scholar Program Recipients
Congratulations to Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute affiliates Jacqueline Rajerison, a recent UC Davis graduate in the Marine and Coastal Science major, and Sam Walkes, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Group in Ecology, who were both awarded 2022 Aquarium of the Pacific African American Scholarships. In addition to receiving $10,000 in scholarship funds through this program, the recipients have been invited to participate in various Aquarium programs, including writing for its member magazine, serving as judges in an environmental film festival for high school students, and participating in a symposium to strengthen their connection to the Aquarium.
The 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.