Melbourne Resident Awarded Skelly Fellowship
– Charles Mulligan of Melbourne has been awarded a $6,000 Gertrude E. Skelly Fellowship for the 2006-2007 academic year. Mulligan is pursuing a master’s
degree in biological oceanography at Florida Institute of Technology.
Mulligan also was a recipient of a 2005-2006 InSTEP Program Fellowship in biological sciences education, funded by the National Science Foundation. He
earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Southampton College (part of Long Island University).
Mulligan’s fellowship was funded by the Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation with a match by the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York.
The late Gertrude E. Skelly established the Boynton Beach, Fla. foundation in 1991 to provide medical care and educational opportunities for those who
cannot otherwise afford them. Fellowships are arranged by Erik Edward Joh, Esq. The Skelly fellowship is awarded to deserving graduate students in the
Department of Marine and Environmental Systems.
Florida Tech’s biological oceanography program is part of the Department of Marine and Environmental
Systems. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in oceanography, environmental science, ocean engineering and meteorology.