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Don Reynolds Memorial Scholarship - $1000 Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

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. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a deserving young man or woman, ages 17-21, 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. Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines

Discovery Scholarship - $1500 Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

The Board of Trustees of Beneath The Sea has endowed this Discovery Scholarship to an individual 13 to16 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 BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines

Sea of Tomorrow Scholarship - $1000 Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

To be awarded to an individual 17 to 21 years of age for participation 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 BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines

Jordan Viders Spirit of the Sea Award & Scholarship - $1000 Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

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 22 to 29 years of age, who, like Jordan, follow a career path using electronics to illuminate and expand our underwater knowledge. Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines

Ocean Pals Junior Dive Training Grant - $1000 (Sponsored by Beneath The Sea Ocean Pals (WDHOF member JoAnn Zigahn) and WDHOF co-founder Beneath The Sea, Inc.)  Application Deadline is November 15, 2016

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 13-16, 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. 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. Access The Ocean Pals Grant application form at 

The Art of Underwater Photography Scholarship - $1000 Value (Sponsored by Maria Hults and Riekstins Restaurants) Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

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 Riekstins Restaurants, this course will include a camera and underwater housing suitable for beginners. Applicants should be 17 – 21. NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL ONLY BE CONDUCTED IN THE NEW YORK METRO AREA.  Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines 



Jorge Beale Hyperbaric Medicine Scholarship (Sponsored by Life Support Technologies) Application Deadline is January 30, 2016

The Life Support Technologies group has generously created this scholarship in memory of a dear friend and co-worker, Doctor Jorge Beale. A true pioneer and educator in diving and hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Beale had been fundamental in the vitality of Life Support Technologies group and their work supporting the Divers Alert Network. The winner of this scholarship will be invited to a Life Support Technologies forty-hour UHMS approved course (visit for course dates and info).  If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please compose an essay on “What Hyperbarics Means to You?” and email to;  by the DEADLINE.

Underwater Video Grant - $1000 (Sponsored by Howard and Michele Hall) NEW THIS YEAR!! Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a certified scuba diver between the ages of 17 and 24 years of age who is currently developing an underwater video project for which this additional funding would aid in the completion of a final product.  As part of your application process, you should submit a sample of your video-in-progress (a minimum of two minutes in NTSC MP4 format) and a projected completion date and explain how you will apply the funds. The recipient will be expected to utilize the funds and submit a completed video to Beneath the Sea by January 30, 2018. The completed video would then be shown at appropriate BTS venues.  Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines


Sid Aconsky “Measure Twice, Cut Once” Scholarship - $1500 (Sponsored by The Bottom Dwellers/Friends of Sid Aconsky) NEW THIS YEAR!! Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

Through his generosity, Simon “Sid” Aconsky left a lasting legacy. His motto, “Measure twice, cut once” means be sure before you proceed. A diver since the 1960s, Sid’s final dive trip in 2012 was to the Maldives. He also redefined NYC Fire Dept. code to help people further educate themselves, and before he passed away, he was named Honorary Battalion Chief, NYC Fire Dept. Sid’s friends honor him now with this scholarship for a person between the ages of 18-23 to be involved in learning to scuba dive through oceanic research, by purchasing equipment or furthering their scuba education.  Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines

Advanced Scuba Diving Certification Scholarship - $1000 Value (Sponsored by PADI and Oceanic Worldwide) Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

Beneath the Sea, PADI, and Oceanic Worldwide announced they would make funds and equipment available to a young scholar ages 22 - 29 looking to take their scuba training to an advanced or professional level:  Divemaster, First Responder, Instructor. This scholarship is $1,000 dollars divided $750 to the training facility, the remainder in the form of equipment from Oceanic Worldwide. This is a generous scholastic opportunity for the right student with some diving experience to take the next step and become a dive professional.  Click Here for the BTS Scholarship Application Guidelines


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