Grants & Scholarships

Turneffe Atoll Trust currently offers a scholarship to a University of Belize (UB) student  likely to contribute to future marine conservation efforts in Belize.   This scholarship is available to all Bachelor Degree students but is most likely applicable to students studying Marine Biology or Natural Resources Management. 

The 2008 scholarship has been awarded to Alex Anderson who is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management at UB.

Alex has worked on conservation efforts on the Turneffe Atoll  over the past 4 years as a student research assistant with Dr. Aaron Adams studying the juvenile habitats of albula vulpes (bonefish).  Alex also assisted Dr. Tony Fedler and Craig Hayes with an economic study funded by Turneffe Atoll Trust, entitled "The Economic Impact of Recreational Fishing for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon in Belize in 2007".   Alex is a dedicated student who is the past Student Body President at the University of Belize.

Doctoral Grant
In 2007, Turneffe Atoll Trust  awarded a $5000 Grant to Faustino Chi for his Doctoral Thesis entitled "Long term patterns of recovery in mangrove forests and island changes from hurricanes at Turneffe Atoll, Belize." 

This grant is to be used for Faustino's research at Turneffe Atoll as well as studies at the University of British Columbia. 

Educational Summer Camp
In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Turneffe Atoll Trust assisted with funding a  two-week summer educational program for the children of Cotton Tree village.

The summer camp was developed to provide a meaningful summer educational experience including team building skills and life skills.  The camp emphasizes public health and environmental education and has included “An Atoll at Risk" a film produced by Turneffe Atoll Trust to create awareness about threats to Turneffe Atoll and similar marine environments. The goal is helping children develop an appreciation for the valuable natural environment in Belize.