Scholarships & Grants

Image of scholarship and grant recipients

Applications for 2024 are now closed. Thank you to all the applicants that participated. To see the full list of all the amazing award winners go to you can go to our
press release.

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.


47 Scholarships & Training Grants awarded for $57,000

To Date

WDHOF has awarded over half a million dollars to 471 individuals

Click this link for a full description of the Scholarship Program

We thank our sponsors for their generous support of the WDHOF Scholarship Program.

 >     WDHOF Member Cecilie Benjamin, in memory of her husband Max Benjamin

>     The J. Berman Memorial Foundation

>     Blue Green Expeditions/WDHOF Member Faith Ortins

>     Frank Boulanger, in memory of his wife and WDHOF Member Ella Jean Morgan

>     Jonathan Clark, in memory of his wife,Dr. Laurel Clark

>     The Connelly family, in memory of their mother and WDHOF Member Cecelia Connelly

>     Diver Medic/WDHOF Member Chantelle Newman

>     WDHOF Member Meg Donat

>     Friends of WDHOF Member Evelyn Dudas and Suzie Dudas, in memory of Zale and Saxon

>     WDHOF Member Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D.

>     Noel Furniss in memory of his grandmother, WDHOF Member Amelia Behrens-Furniss

>     WDHOF Member Patti Gross

>     WDHOF Member Michele Hall, in memory of WDHOF member Bonnie Cardone

>     Rosemary Kurtti, in memory of Jim Leffard

>     John and Jeanne Morrison, in memory of their daughter Rachel

>     Ocean Wishes/WDHOF Member Margo Peyton

>     Richard Laurence Parish Foundation/WDHOF Member Robin Parish

>     Family & friends in memory of WDHOF Member Sherry Reed

>     SDI/TDI/WDHOF Member Stephanie Miele

>     Sea of Change Foundation/WDHOF Member Anne Hasson, in memory of her husband, Captain Wayne Hasson

>     WDHOF Member Caron Shake (U.S. Navy, retired)

>     WDHOF Member Sue Morra Shoemaker, Ph.D.

>     WDHOF Member Jeanne Bear Sleeper

>     Bonnie Toth Advertising and Design/WDHOF Member Bonnie Toth

>     WDHOF Member Andrea Stockert, in memory of WDHOF member Bonnie Cardone

>     WDHOF Member Karen Straus, in memory of WDHOF member Bonnie Cardone

>     Stream2Sea/WDHOF Member Autumn Blum

>     Women’s Scuba Association/WDHOF Member and Co-founder Jennifer King

And everyone who has donated to the WDHOF Scholarship Program by contributing to our fund-raisers and/or participating in WDHOF dive trips.