North American Rolex Scholarship

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society


The scholarships provide a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavors for young persons with an interest in underwater related disciplines. This permits career decisions to be based on real work experiences

Other Criteria

Be a certified scuba diver with a minimum of 25 open-water dives. Be no younger than 21, but have not yet reached his/her 25th birthday by March 1st of the scholarship year. Have high academic standing. Pass a preliminary medical examination for diving fitness. Upon selection, applicant must pass a NOAA diving physical. Not have earned a graduate degree.


$25, 000 USD; AUS $30,000; £15,000

You must be studying in one of the following countries:



November 30

You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:

Biology/Life Sciences, Sustainable Development and Travel/Tourism


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.

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