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FIU and the Everglades Foundation together form a powerful partnership for the Everglades. We pride ourselves on pooling our expertise and reach to train undergraduate and graduate students, conduct leading science to inform policy and management decisions, and engage and inform the public, ultimately to protect and restore America’s Everglades.

Together, FIU’s Institute of Environment and the Everglades Foundation are providing scholarships to full-time FIU graduate students pursuing Everglades restoration-related research. FIU ForEverglades scholarships provide up to $25,000 / year for stipends, tuition fees, travel and other research-related expenses. The amount of money associated with the scholarship is subject to change. The number of scholarships depends on the number and quality of applications. The duration of this scholarship is set for 12 months.

Annually, we award the FIU ForEverglades Scholarships with funds from the Everglades Foundation matched by donations like yours. Please consider making a gift today. For more information, contact Stephany Alvarez-Ventura or Gill Rodrigues.

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In this year's impact report we highlight some of the successes and challenges in restoration efforts, and pay tribute to the many students and collaborators that drive this powerful partnership.

At no other time has supporting Everglades restoration been more important. Hurricane Irma exposed much of the ecosystem to massive winds and storm surges. This stress, on top of a long history of depleted freshwater flows and accelerated saltwater encroachment, demonstrates the urgent need to restore the Everglades and advance our understanding of the system’s resiliency to manage such stressors. In response, FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society and Everglades Foundation are providing scholarships to full-time FIU graduate students pursuing research to protect and save the Everglades.