Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships and Training Grants

Open Applications September 1-November 20, apply now.

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, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.

Scholarships are offered in dive medicine, marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, marine education, journalism, graphic arts, or photography They are intended to support tuition and fees, independent research, and/or internship programs at accredited universities. Scholarships are paid or awarded directly to the recipient.

Training grants provide funding for diver and related underwater training and, for some awards, scuba equipment. Funds are paid directly to the training facility and/or the equipment vendor upon WDHOF’s receipt of an invoice; they are NOT paid directly to the grantee.

How to apply: You may only apply for one scholarship or training grant per year. Applicants MUST complete the online application form. Please read the scholarship/grant descriptions, requirements, applicant qualifications, and application instructions carefully. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted for further consideration. If you have questions after you’ve carefully read the online application instructions, please email: wdhofgrants@gmail.com.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 20, 2015 at midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Applicants will be notified of award status by February 1, 2016. Only online submissions will be accepted.

Twenty-eight scholarships and training grants will be offered in 2016:

  • NEW THIS YEAR!!! Dive Medicine
  • Marine Conservation
  • Undergraduate Marine Research
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Journalism, Graphic Arts, or Photography
  • Marine or Underwater Education
  • Public Safety Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Basic Dive Training
  • Junior Diver Training
  • Advanced Dive Training
  • Hardhat Dive Training
  • Diver Medic Training
  • Disabled Diver Training
  • Dive Training for Marine Scientists, Oceanographers, or Ocean Engineers
  • Dive Training for Students in ROTC, JROTC, Military Academy, or Sea Cadets