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Our World-Underwater Scholarship 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 underwater–related 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.

The maximum cash amount of any one scholarship is currently $20,000 for the North American Scholarship and £15,000 Sterling for the European Scholarship.

The Scholarship funds are released to the Scholars as reimbursement for approved transportation and living expenses. The 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 Society for review by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
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