Women Divers Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Grant and Scholarships Program

Applications are now open for the 2022 Women Divers Hall of Fame scholarships and grants program.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2021, at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

(Exception: Undergraduate Marine Research Internship closes Jan 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time.)

Applicants will be notified by Feb 1, 2022, and awards will be made in March, 2022.


Forty-eight scholarships and training grants are offered this year. For some of the categories, more than one scholarship/grant is being offered. A summary of the scholarship/grant categories and award amounts is listed below. Full descriptions and sponsorship as well as application instructions can be found on the website at: https://www.wdhof.org/scholarships/sponsorship


Nineteen scholarships/fellowships/internships are offered this year in marine conservation (basic or applied research), marine biology, underwater archaeology, seagrass and coral rehabilitation, sea turtle conservation, extreme environment physiology, and journalism/graphic arts/photography/videography. They are intended to support independent research, field work, and conservation/rehabilitation activities, as specified in the descriptions. Scholarships/Fellowships/Internships are paid directly to the recipient. 

Scholarships for women only (14 awards):

• Marine Conservation Scholarship – Graduate (5 awards – $2,000 each)• Marine Conservation Scholarship – Undergraduate (2 awards – 1 @ $1,500; 1 @ $1,000)• Coral and Seagrass Rehabilitation Fellowships (4 awards – $2,500 each)• Sea Turtle Conservation Grant (1 award – $2,000)• Underwater Archaeology Scholarship – Graduate (1 award – $2,000)• Underwater Archaeology Scholarship – Undergraduate (1 award – $750)• Journalism, Graphic Arts, Photography, or Videography Scholarship (1 award – $1,500)

Scholarships for women or men (4 awards):

• Applied Marine Conservation Scholarship – Graduate (1 award – $2,000)• Undergraduate Marine Research Internship (1 award – $1,000)• Sea to Space Extreme Environment Physiology Grant  (2 awards – $5,000 each)


Twenty-nine training grants are offered this year. Training grants provide funding for diving and diving-related underwater training. WDHOF and our sponsors offer several dive training grants for both beginners to learn to dive and for certified divers to advance their skills.   For training conducted in the U.S., funds are paid directly to the training facility upon WDHOF’s receipt of an invoice; the grant is NOT paid directly to the grantee.  For training that is not conducted in the U.S., the grantee must submit an invoice, and funds will be transferred to the grantee’s bank account.

Training grants for women only (22 awards):

• Basic dive training (learn to dive) (9 awards – $1,000 each)• Advanced dive training (11 awards – $1,000 each)• Hardhat dive training (1 award – $1,000)• Instructor advanced education (1 award – $2,000)

Training grants for women or men (up to 8 awards):

• Advanced dive training (1 award – $1,000)• Basic dive training – learn to dive (1 award – $1,000)• Disabled diver (beginner or advanced) or instructor to assist disabled to dive (1 award – $1,000)• Diver medical education (up to 2 awards – £1,000 value each)• Diving emergency medical responder grants (up to 3 awards – $500 value each)Thank you to all of our Scholarship & Training Grant Sponsors!To download a copy of the WDHOF 2022 Scholarships and Training Grants press release, please click here.

Women Divers Hall of Fame

Women Divers Hall of Fame

The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF Members are the leaders, pioneers and record setting champions in every sector of the diving community, including arts, science, deep sea exploration, underwater archaeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, training and education, and business. The WDHOF roster now boasts 229 women from 30 U.S. States and Territories and 19 foreign countries throughout six continents. WDHOF Members are selected on an annual basis. For a list of current members, biographies, nomination requirements and deadlines visit www.WDHOF.org.

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