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scholarship opportunities

 

Applications for the
2014 Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences Zale Parry Scholarship
are currently being accepted.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2014.
The award will be presented at the annual AUAS-NOGI Banquet, November 20, 2014 during the
DEMA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below is the link with additional information.

http://www.auas-nogi.org/zale.html

 

2014 WOMEN DIVERS HALL OF FAME
SCHOLARSHIPS AND TRAINING GRANTS
Applications for 2014 are closed. 2015 applications will be available in Sept. 2014.

The Women Divers Hall of Fame ™ (WDHOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world. Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.

Scholarships are offered in conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, and journalism, graphic arts, or photography. They are intended to support tuition and fees, independent research, and/or an internship program at an accredited university. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient. The following scholarships will be awarded in 2014:

  • WDHOF/Aggressor and Dancer Fleet Graduate Scholarship in Marine Conservation ($2,000)
  • WDHOF Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Conservation, sponsored by Sherry A. Reed ($1,000)
  • WDHOF Undergraduate Marine Research Internship in Marine Biology, sponsored by Sue Morra, Ph.D. and Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D. ($1,000)
  • WDHOF/Cecelia Connelly Memorial Graduate & Undergraduate Scholarships in Underwater Archaeology, sponsored by the Connelly family (one $2,000 Graduate Scholarship and one $750 Undergraduate Scholarship)
  • WDHOF/Elizabeth Greenhalgh Memorial Scholarship in Journalism, Graphic Arts, or Photography, sponsored by Deb Greenhalgh ($1,500)


Training grants provide funding for scuba training and, for some awards, scuba equipment. Funds are paid directly to the training facility and/or the equipment vendor upon WDHOF’s receipt of an invoice;; they are NOT paid directly to the grantee. The following training grants will be awarded in 2014:

  • WDHOF/Amelia Behrens-Furniss Memorial Hardhat Training Grant ($1,000)
  • WDHOF/Kids Sea Camp Basic Dive Training Grants, sponsored by Margo Peyton (5 grants, $500 each)
  • WDHOF Advanced Dive Training Grant, sponsored by Bonnie Toth ($1,000)
  • WDHOF/Hugh Fletcher Memorial Training Grant to Assist the Disabled to Dive ( $1,000)
  • WDHOF/Ocean Pals Junior Dive Training Grant ($1,000)
  • WDHOF/Scuba Made Easy Training Grant in Marine Science, Oceanography, or Ocean Engineering ($1,000)
  • WDHOF/ Women’s Scuba Association Dive Training Grants (2 grants, $750 each)

How to apply: You may only apply for one scholarship per year. Applicants MUST complete the online application form. Please read the scholarship descriptions and application instructions carefully. Some of the scholarships/training grants require additional information, or are for specific purposes. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted for further consideration. If you have questions after you’ve carefully read the application instructions, please email: scholarships@wdhof.org.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 23, 2013 at midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Applicants will be notified of award status by February 1, 2014. Only online submissions will be accepted.

Applications are currently CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must log on using the above link and create an account before proceeding with the application process.

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONSERVATION

THE WDHOF / AGGRESSOR AND DANCER FLEET GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN MARINE CONSERVATION

Learn more about the Aggressor Fleet

Learn more about the Dancer Fleet

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified woman of any age who is enrolled in an accredited GRADUATE academic or research program in the field of marine conservation. The scholarship is intended to assist with college tuition/fees or may be used to support independent research or an internship program at an accredited university.

THE WDHOF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
IN MARINE CONSERVATION, sponsored by Sherry A. Reed

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving UNDERGRADUATE woman who is enrolled in an accredited academic or research program in the field of marine conservation. Special consideration will be given to those women who are scuba certified. The scholarship is intended to assist with college tuition/fees or may be used to support independent research or an internship program at an accredited university.

 

MARINE BIOLOGY

THE WDHOF MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIP IN MARINE BIOLOGY, sponsored by Sue Morra, Ph.D. and Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a woman UNDERGRADUATE student who is (or will be) participating in an internship program with a focus in marine biology. Students must have completed at least 60 credits or hold third year (junior) status prior to starting the internship.

 

UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY

THE WDHOF/CECELIA CONNELLY MEMORIAL GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY, sponsored by the Connelly family

Learn more about Cecelia Connelly.

Two scholarships will be awarded: a $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving woman graduate student, and a $750 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving woman undergraduate student. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited course of study in the field of Underwater Archaeology. The scholarship is intended to assist with college tuition/fees or field study costs and is open to candidates worldwide. Undergraduate students are required to have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better, graduate students a 3.0 or better, and must be in good standing with their academic institutions. First year graduate students may submit verification of a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from their final year as an undergraduate. There is no applicant age limit.

 

JOURNALISM, GRAPHIC ARTS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY

THE WDHOF/ELIZABETH GREENHALGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
IN JOURNALISM, GRAPHIC ARTS, OR PHOTOGRAPHY,
sponsored by Deb Greenhalgh

Learn more about Elizabeth Greenhalgh.

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a woman diver who is furthering her education beyond high school in the field of journalism, graphic arts, or photography to better serve the ocean environment or ocean community. The scholarship is intended to assist with college tuition/fees or may be used to support an internship program at an accredited university.

 

TRAINING GRANTS

 

 
THE WDHOF / AMELIA BEHRENS-FURNISS MEMORIAL HARDHAT TRAINING GRANT

A $1,000 grant will be awarded to a deserving woman diver of any age and background who wishes to begin or further her training in hardhat diving through an approved hardhat dive training program. The applicant should be enrolled in or attending a commercial dive school. Up to $1,000 may be used for dive training. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program, the training facility must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility, and not to the recipient.

 

 
THE WDHOF / KIDS SEA CAMP BASIC DIVE TRAINING GRANTS, sponsored by Kids Sea Camp/Margo Peyton

Learn more about Kids Sea Camp.

Five $500 training grants will be awarded to deserving women divers of any age and background who wish to begin her dive education through a PADI scuba certification course. Five awards will be given to novice divers to gain the fundamental knowledge, skills and ability to safely breathe underwater. The recipients must enroll in approved PADI diving courses/programs at a PADI training facility located closest to the home of the recipients. The training facility must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility, and not to the recipient.

 

 
THE WDHOF ADVANCED DIVE TRAINING GRANT,
sponsored by Bonnie Toth

A $1,000 training grant (up to $500 for training and up to $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving woman diver of any age and background who wishes to further her dive education through an approved scuba diving program beyond the basic certification level. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $500 may be used for dive equipment. The recipient MUST use the funds for training BEFORE she uses the award to purchase dive equipment. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program and purchases dive equipment, the training facility/equipment vendor must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility/vendor, and not to the recipient.

 

THE WDHOF / HUGH FLETCHER MEMORIAL TRAINING GRANT TO ASSIST THE DISABLED TO DIVE

Learn more about Hugh Fletcher

A $1,000 training grant (up to $500 for training and up to $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to any disabled diver who wishes to pursue or further his/her dive education or purchase adaptive equipment, or to a dive master, assistant instructor, or instructor to gain the required education/training to assist or teach the disabled to dive. Candidates can be male or female. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $500 may be used for adaptive dive equipment. The recipient MUST use the funds for training BEFORE he/she uses the award to purchase adaptive dive equipment. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program and purchases adaptive dive equipment, the training facility/equipment vendor must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility/vendor, and not to the recipient.

 

THE WDHOF / OCEAN PALS JUNIOR DIVE TRAINING GRANT

Learn more about Ocean Pals

A $1,000 training grant (up to $500 for training and up to $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving young woman, ages 13-18, who wishes to begin or further her dive education/training. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $500 may be used for dive equipment. The recipient MUST use the funds for training BEFORE she uses the award to purchase dive equipment. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program and purchases dive equipment, the training facility/equipment vendor must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility/vendor, and not to the recipient.

 

THE WDHOF / SCUBA MADE EASY TRAINING GRANT IN MARINE SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHY OR OCEAN ENGINEERING

Learn more about Scuba Made Easy

A $1,000 training grant (up to $500 for training and up to $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving woman diver of any age, working in the areas of marine science, oceanography or ocean engineering. The training grant is intended to be used for the purpose of continuing diver education/training and is open to candidates worldwide. The recipient MUST use the funds for training BEFORE she uses the award to purchase dive equipment. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program and purchases dive equipment, the training facility/equipment vendor must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility/vendor, and not to the recipient.

 

THE WDHOF / WOMEN'S SCUBA ASSOCIATION TRAINING GRANT

Two $750 training grants (up to $500 for training and up to $250 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving young male or female who wishes to begin or further his/her dive education/training. Candidates must be enrolled in an ROTC or JROTC program, military academy or be a Sea Cadet. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $250 may be used for dive equipment. The recipient MUST use the funds for training BEFORE he/she uses the award to purchase dive equipment. When the recipient enrolls in an approved diving course/program and purchases dive equipment, the training facility/equipment vendor must send the invoice to WDHOF; funds are paid directly to the training facility/vendor, and not to the recipient.

 

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Please contact scholarships@wdhof.org

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