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Grants for young ladies to kickstart diving adventures!


The Women Divers Hall of Fame is opening up their grant applications on September 1st, 2020 for 2021.



WDHOF was founded in 1999 to recognize, honour and raise awareness of women's contributions to the dive community. Today they continue their objective in collaborations with Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig.


Here are two grants that are available for young women and teens to help cover the cost of dive lessons and equipment. The links below will be active on September 1st, 2020.


Ella Jean Morgan Memorial Dive Training Grant for Young Women 

A $1,000 training grant will be awarded to a deserving young woman, age 15-21, who wishes to begin her dive education/training. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $500 may be used for dive equipment. An approved diving course must consist of at least 12 hours of classroom training, 12 hours of pool/confined-water training and at least 5 open-water dives, and must culminate in a certification from a nationally recognized diver-training agency. 

Sponsored by Frank Boulanger, in memory of his wife and WDHOF member Ella Jean Morgan


Ocean Pals Junior Dive Training Grant for Young Women 

A $1,000 training grant (up to $500 for training and up to $500 for dive equipment) will be awarded to a deserving young woman, ages 13-15, who wishes to begin or further her dive education/training. Up to $500 may be used for dive training, and up to $500 may be used for dive equipment.

Sponsored by Ocean Pals (WDHOF member JoAnn Zigahn and WDHOF co-founder Beneath the Sea, Inc.)


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