Entries for month: April 2013

CKSF Field Trip

April 18, 2013 ·

In February 2013 CKSF launched a Marine Biology Scholarship  based on the sharks found in Guy Harvey's artwork. Following the awarding of the winner and meeting Guy Harvey at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation office in Davie, the CKSF staff took a field trip the NSU Oceanographic Center in Dania, Florida.

The trip started with a stop at the Quarterdeck on Dania Peer and then the ride through John Lloyd State Park to the center. Our tour of the NSU center included seeing each floor of an amazing facility. Each floor has a very unique style and amazing view.  Out one side is the Atlantic Ocean and the other side is Port Everglades.

Any high school or college student considering studying marine biology should seriously consider Nova Southeastern University.  The undergraduate program is on the main campus in Davie, FL (about nine miles west of the ocean) and the graduate program is in Dania, Florida.  It's an amazing place doing great work to better understand the oceans and marine life.


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Aikido of South Florida Winner

April 09, 2013 ·

Hollywood, FL - Jenny Poon became the first winner of the Aikido of South Florida Scholarship offered by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation.  The scholarship competition sponsored by sensei Stephany Yap, required participants in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties to learn the details of Aikido, one of the specialized martial arts, and take a series of online quizzes.  The program resulted in a college scholarship for the high scoring male and female participants and personal lesson at the Aikido of South Florida dojo in Hollywood, Florida.

Jenny Poon, a student at the School for Advanced Studies, visited the dojo with her family where she received personalized instruction in self defense.  Jenny was awarded with a certificate and scholarhsip check which may be used at the college or university of her choice. The day ended with a celebration dinner and new friendships being forged.


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