Our World-Underwater Society Rolex Scholarship
The mission of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OW-USS) is to promote educational activities associated with the underwater world. There is one scholarship for North American citizens and one for European citizens. Applicants must be certified SCUBA divers and will need to pass a diving physical prior to acceptance of Scholarship.
The scholarships provide a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavors for young persons with an interest in underwaterârelated disciplines. This permits career decisions to be based on real work experiences. The selected Scholars are perceived to have the potential to make a significant contribution to the underwater world, even though he or she may not have yet chosen a specific career path. These unique scholarships provide a year of experiences and rare opportunities to meet and work with many highly respected individuals and organizations while the Scholar is still in the formative stages of his or her career. These contacts and experiences allow the Scholar to better define career goals and give the Scholar a head start toward a productive and successful life contributing to the underwater world or associated disciplines. These scholarships provide experiences, which can influence the scholar's life and career, often toward disciplines addressing the protection, enhancement, and survival of our marine and freshwater environments.Eligibility:-Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 26 at the time of the application deadline -Valid citizenship for the relevant Rolex Scholarship -Applicant has not yet earned a graduate degree by April 1st of the scholarship year and has not yet chosen a clearly defined career path-High academic standing-Fluency in English-Certification as a Rescue Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years-Evidence of adequate health insurance for duration of scholarship year-Submission of a completed diving medical examination form which is found in the application-If you are chosen as a scholar, you will be required to pass a NOAA or equivalent physicalThe maximum cash amount of any one (1) North American Rolex scholarship is $25,000.Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society funds are used for transportation and living expenses. The North American and European Rolex Scholars must submit a complete accounting for all expenditures. Logs, journals, financial reports, and other communications are mandatory and must be submitted monthly to the scholarship society for review by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Award Amount: $25,000
Essay required: Yes