"Deep Ventures” - A Collaborative Scholarship In Underwater Robotics $2500 (NEW THIS YEAR)
To be awarded to a school or youth group (ages 17 – 25) that utilizes collaborative teamwork in an underwater robotics project. At completion of the collaborative project, the project deliverable may be presented at a future Beneath The Sea event. Funds would be provided to the school/organization that approves and oversees the project for disbursement during the execution of the project. Click here for the Deep Ventures Application Requirements and Form
Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship—$1,000 (NEW THIS YEAR).
A living act of remembrance from the Board of Trustees of Beneath The Sea for one of their own that passed too soon to be forgotten. In designing this scholarship the Boards attempts to join the rising spirit of the sea with the fellowship and hope of deserving young men and women who today are in schools studying to be a part of the tomorrow’s seas.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a deserving young man or woman, ages 17-25, currently pursuing a marine career future in a program at a recognized training facility for which the addition of scuba diving certification would enhance the credentials and talent you already possess and thus serve to further your opportunities.
The winner of the Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship will receive a complete certification course leading to Open Water Diver with a recognized international certifying agency. In addition to the required classroom and pool work, this scholarship includes the presentation of all personal equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and booties) and the use of any other equipment necessary through the successful completion of the required open water dives. Click Here for the Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application Requirements and Form
The Art of Underwater Photography Scholarship -- Value $1,000
A beginner’s hands-on introduction study class in Underwater Photography and imaging fundamentals given by renowned underwater photographer and Women Divers Hall of Fame member - Maria Hults. Thanks to the generosity of Riekstin’s Restaurants, this course will include a camera and underwater housing suitable for beginners. Applicants should be 16 – 24. (Note: Course will be conducted only in the New York Metro Area.) Click Here for the Art of Underwater Photography Scholarship Application Requirements and Form
Sea of Tomorrow Scholarship $1,000
To be awarded to an individual 17 to 21 years of age to participate in a recognized or accredited program in the fields of marine environmental conservation, biology, ecology, research, or training in a diving related program necessary for participation in these fields of endeavor. Click Here for the Sea of Tomorrow Application Requirements and Form
Discovery Scholarship $1,500
The Board of Trustees of BeneathThe Sea has endowed this Discovery Scholarship to an individual 12 to18 years of age searching for a life focus, to consider a marine career. This scholarship may be applied to any recognized program in the field of marine study or its many support services. Click Here for the Discovery Scholarship Application Requirements and Form
Jordan Viders Spirit of the Sea Award and Scholarship $1,000
Established in 2007 in celebration of Jordan Viders, son of Hillary and Richard Viders, the Spirit of the Sea award and Scholarship means to recognize the forces driving young adults 30 years and younger who, like Jordan, follow a career path using electronics to illuminate and expand our underwater knowledge. Click Here for the Jordan Viders Spirit of the Sea Scholarship Application Requirements and Form
Beneath The Sea/Women Divers Hall of Fame/Ocean Pals Junior Dive Training Grant $1,000
This training grant ($500 for training & $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving young female, ages 13-18, who wishes to begin or further her dive education/training. Deadline for this application is November 15, 2012. Access the Ocean Pals Scholarship application form at http://www.wdhof.org/scholarships/scholarships.shtml#