Jeff Simonds Memorial Scholarship Fund


General Endowment


$56,032 (2021)

Year Established



Offer scholarships to students during the summer semesters for field sources within the Department of Biological Sciences. (GF000209)


Recipient must generally be enrolled during the spring semester prior to summer field program. Student must be enrolled in the College of Science. Scholarships will only be awarded when summer field programs occue. Preference is given to students majoring in Biological Sciences. Up to three students may be awarded.


Jeffrey Daniel Simonds was born in April 24th, 1978 in Marathon, Florida. He attended C.W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, New York, and he double majored and obtained his bachelor’s degree in marine biology and ecology from Florida Institute of Technology in 2000. During his time in Florida Tech, Simonds was an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Moreover, Simonds worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Marathon, Florida, as a marine biologist.

His hobbies included scuba diving and fishing. “He loved to tinker on his ‘arrest-me-red” Camaro and to hike in the Adirondacks when he visited Baldwinsville”, his family said.

Jeffrey Simonds died in February 18th, 2010, at the age of 31.