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$500 Grant Available

The PCCA will award a $500 grant from the Mark Tomasello / Dr. George Barlow Fund to the student that submits the best proposal dealing with the study of cichlids and/or cichlid conservation. Proposals should be no longer than 2000 words. It should explain how the money should be used and how the work will be used to understand or benefit cichlids or the cichlid hobby. For questions or to submit a proposal email Chuck Rambo at:


Deadline to submit proposals are Oct 15, 2016. If a suitable proposal is accepted then the funds will be awarded at the Dec 2016 general meeting of the PCCA. The winning proposal will be determined by the PCCA Board of Directors. Members of the BOD and their relatives are not eligible to receive the award.