CKSF Marine Biology Scholarship Expands Nationwide

Ft. Lauderdale, FL. ( August 7, 2013 -- Based on the success of the February Marine Biology Scholarship for students in Florida, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) is once again offering the scholarship to high school students nationwide.

The Challenge Round begins on Tuesday, October 1 and participants will compete in four multiple choice quizzes. Scoring is based on time and accuracy, and the top scorers advance to the Championship Round. The highest scorer at the end wins a minimum of a $250 scholarship, which may be used at the college of the winner's choice. Other participants will win prizes donated by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and artwork by Guy Harvey, one of the world's finest marine wildlife artists.

Unlike other scholarships that require essays, CKSF provides a website with the scholarship content in advance to allow students to learn about marine life. Students have access to this website and cheat sheets to prepare for the scholarship at

The winner from the first Marine Biology Scholarship, Patience Hall, explained the simplicity of the competition.

"I primarily studied the cheat sheet," said Hall. "The quiz took me less than five minutes to complete, and I was quite surprised when I won."

Along with a scholarship and an autographed piece of artwork, Hall had the opportunity to meet Guy Harvey, who is also a scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer.

The scholarship was developed by NSU students who wanted to increase awareness of marine life and ocean conservation. They began with a beach clean-up project and later worked with CKSF to grow the Marine Biology Scholarship.

CKSF is actively looking for additional scholarship sponsors to increase the number and amount of scholarship awards.

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About Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler School of Education, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) creates unique opportunities for students of all ages by awarding scholarships and prizes through the use of Internet-based quiz competitions. Students who answer the greatest number of questions correctly in the shortest amount of time are declared contest winners. Since 2001, CKSF has awarded over $350,000 to 800 participants in the United States. CKSF scholarships can be used at the school of the winners' choice. For more information on CKSF, please visit

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