Scholarship & Grant Application

Please Note:

Application Steps:

Step #1 Download the Application Template PDF    (see below)
  • Find the award you are interested in on the list at the end of these instructions.
  • Click on “Application Template (.pdf)”
  • Download and save. Convert to .doc if you wish.
  • Review and use this form to prepare for your online application.
  • There are word limits for ‘paragraph’ responses. Please keep in mind that in many cases, reviewers will be reading many applications: those that provide the most important information in a succinct manner often make the best impression.
Step #2 Obtain Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Obtain two letters of recommendation from persons in your community, i.e., professors, teachers, scuba instructors, employers, mentors, resource managers, etc.
  • If the recommender is associated with a business, school, university, agency, please ask her/him to submit the letter on official letterhead stationery.
  • Give your recommenders enough time to write a recommendation. Ask early: you cannot complete and submit your application without uploading two letters of recommendation.  YOU will do that; your recommenders will not have access to your application and they cannot upload their letters of recommendation directly.  
  • If your recommenders are reluctant to give you a copy of their recommendation letters, you may want to ask yourself why; perhaps she/he would not be giving you a strong recommendation. If you are adamant about a recommendation from that reviewer, please ask the recommender to contact wdhofapplications@gmail.com. This is a last resort; it is STRONGLY advised that you upload your two letters of recommendation. We expect to have hundreds of applications; if you upload your letters of recommendation, they will be easily linked to your application.
  • This only applies to some of the scholarships.    It is not required for training grants.
Step #3 Complete Your Online Application (emailed applications will NOT be accepted!).
  • Return to the award you are interested in on the list below.
  • Click on “Online Application”
  • Complete the form online (you can refer to the application template PDF).
  • Press ‘Submit’ to complete the Application.
  • You will receive an email copy of your Application as submitted. Please save this email as documentation that your application was submitted.
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J. Berman Memorial Grant for Sea Turtle Conservation
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for a qualified woman of any age to advance the conservation of sea turtles.

Bonnie Cardone Memorial Scholarship in Journalism, Graphic Arts, Photography, or Videography
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A scholarship for a woman diver who is enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. or Canada in the field of journalism, graphic arts, photography

Cecelia Connelly Graduate Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
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$0 Each

Graduate level course of study leading to a career in the field of underwater archaeology.

Hardhat Dive Training
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant to a female diver of any age and background who wishes to begin or further her training in hardhat diving through an approved hardhat dive training program.

Basic Dive Training Grants (learn to dive)
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

Basic dive training grants to provide funding to learn to dive, culminating in a certification from a nationally recognized diver-training agency.

Susan L. Williams Memorial Fellowships in Coral and Seagrass Rehabilitation
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

Fellowships to support marine fieldwork and data collection in conjunction with marine habitat rehabilitation projects.

Marine Conservation Scholarship – Graduate
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A scholarship awarded to qualified women of any age who are enrolled in an accredited graduate academic or research program in the field of marine conservation.

Marine Conservation Undergraduate Scholarship
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A scholarship for qualified women of any age who are enrolled in accredited undergraduate academic or research programs in the field of marine conservation.

Instructor Advanced Education Training Grant
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for women to encourage instructors to expand their underwater-related skills by taking additional training leading to certification.

Advanced Dive Training Grants: for Certified Divers
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

Advanced dive training grants for women divers of any age and background who wish to further their dive education through approved scuba diving programs beyond the basic certification level.

Basic or advanced dive training for candidates in ROTC, JROTC, military academy, Sea Scout or Sea Cadet
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for a young female or male who wants to begin or further her/his dive education/training. Must be enrolled in an ROTC or JROTC program, military academy or be a Sea Cadet or Sea Scout

Laurel Clark Sea to Space Physiology Research Grant
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant to support graduate research in extreme environment physiology (diving, altitude, and/or space).

Disabled diver (beginner or advanced) or instructor to assist disabled to dive
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for a disabled person (female or male) or for a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or Instructor (female or male) to gain the required education/training to assist or teach the disabled to dive

Undergraduate Marine Research Internship
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

Internship program with a focus in marine biology.

Diver Medical Education Grant
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for Diver Medical Training including full Diver Medical Theory and Practical Training

Diver Medical Education Grant
For Women And Men
For Women Only
0 Award
0 Awards
$0 Each

A grant for an EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder Course