Scholarships & Grants

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THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED.  IT WILL REOPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

THE SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS BELOW ARE LAST YEAR’S OFFERINGS. THE NEW OFFERINGS WILL BE POSTED IN MID-AUGUST.

Simone Cousteau Research Grant recipient to be announced on June 8, 2021 - World Oceans Day


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.

2021

47 Scholarships & Training Grants awarded for $67,400

To Date

WDHOF has awarded over half a million dollars to 471 individuals

We could not do what we do without your support!

Scholarships for women only

Marine Conservation Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 award) ($0)

Marine Conservation Scholarship – Graduate

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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.

(0 award) ($0)

Susan L. Williams Memorial Fellowships in Coral and Seagrass Rehabilitation

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 award) ($0)

Cecelia Connelly Graduate Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 award) ($0)

Bonnie Cardone Memorial Scholarship in Journalism, Graphic Arts, Photography, or Videography

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 award) ($0)

Scholarships for women and men

Undergraduate Marine Research Internship

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

Internship program with a focus in marine biology.

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Laurel Clark Sea to Space Physiology Research Grant

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Training Grants for women only

Advanced Dive Training Grants: for Certified Divers

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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.

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Instructor Advanced Education Training Grant

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Basic Dive Training Grants (learn to dive)

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Hardhat Dive Training

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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.

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

J. Berman Memorial Grant for Sea Turtle Conservation

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Training Grants for women and men

Diver Medical Education Grant

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

A grant for an EFR Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder Course

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Diver Medical Education Grant

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Disabled diver (beginner or advanced) or instructor to assist disabled to dive

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)

Basic or advanced dive training for candidates in ROTC, JROTC, military academy, Sea Scout or Sea Cadet

Applications open on September 1, 2021. Please check back.

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

(0 awards) ($0 each)

(0 award) ($0)