Who was Lizzi Marriott?
was a bright and talented young woman from Westborough, Massachusetts with a
tremendous passion for the ocean and marine life. She was attending the
University of New Hampshire studying Marine Sciences. Lizzi dedicated herself to
make a difference, volunteering many hours at the New England Aquarium while in
high school and college. Unfortunately she was senselessly murdered on
October 9th, 2012.
The Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer
Fund™ has been established to keep
her passion and life’s dream alive.
What is the Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund?
The Fund has been established by the Marriott family as a means to honor and celebrate Lizzi’s life and passion. It will be used as a scholarship fund for young adults looking to embrace an education and life working in marine sciences. Preference will be given to Westborough High School graduates, volunteers at the New England Aquarium and University of New Hampshire students studying Marine Sciences.
Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund has applied for the 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt status.
Why the name “Intrepid Explorer”?
her college essay for the University of New Hampshire Lizzi wrote about her
passion for the oceans. The essay described the trans-formative effect that
volunteering at the New England Aquarium had for her, " My
visitors don’t see me as some teenage girl; instead they see me as an intrepid
ocean explorer. " She concluded her essay by saying that until she
could become a "prominent figure protecting our oceans" she would be content
being an "Intrepid Explorer".
By Check to: Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund, c/o PO Box 165, Westborough, MA 01581
Online by Paypal at: To make a donation to the Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Explorer Fund, please click on the "Donate" button below.