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 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 (after dive training has been completed). 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.
Thirty-three scholarships and training grants will be offered in these categories in 2017:
• New This Year: Instructor Advanced Education
• New This Year: Scuba Leadership Training
• Marine Conservation
• Undergraduate Marine Research
• Underwater Archaeology
• Journalism, Graphic Arts, or Photography
• Marine or Underwater Education
• Public Safety Diving
• Dive Medicine
• Underwater Photography
• Basic Dive Training
• Advanced Dive Training
• Hardhat Dive Training
• Diver Medic Training
• Disabled Diver Training
• Dive Training for Students in ROTC, JROTC, Military Academy, or Sea Cadets
For additional details on how to apply, click here.
To find out more about the Women Divers Hall of Fame, visit www.wdhof.org.