Rolex Scholarship

June 27th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

Rolex Scholarship
Deadline: November 30

There are three Rolex Scholarships granted each year: one in North America, one in Europe and one in Australia. Each year the Rolex Scholarship award amount increases and it is now up to $25,000 for the North American award, £16,000 for the European award and AUS $30,000 for the Australian award! This award is open to individuals interested in a career in an underwater related discipline, with this scholarship they will not only receive the cash award, but also training from skilled leaders in the industry. The winning scholar will explore the underwater world in their region, but will also venture to other regions of the world as well. For one year the individual will be on the road, traveling extensively to the next expedition, the itinerary and scheduling of these trips will be organized by a coordinator.

Experience gained during the Rolex Scholarship underwater research will include: scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, underwater research, scientific expeditions, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction and other specialized assignments.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be pursuing marine biology, plant sciences, travel/tourism, and sustainable development and biology/life sciences. If you would like to apply for the Rolex scholarship you can learn more here.


  1. Sabir Hashim Mohamed says:

    Dear Scholarship,i hope you will be the best for a quick admission procedure?

  2. Alex Muga says:

    Am Alex Muga,am 21 years old i was born in kibera slums located in kenya and am currently undertaking a Bsc in Biology and a second year student at south eastern Kenya university located in kitui am undergoing financial pitfall and even i have been stopped from taking my exams because i have not paid 60000kshs which is the fee for the whole year .I have nobody to help me cause i depend on my self.please if u have the desire to help me email me at

  3. Naw James says:

    I am 36 years old.Is there any chance as my age??

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Thank you for your interest in the Rolex Scholarship.

      If you would like to learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply for this award, you can visit this link on the Rolex Scholarship.

      Good luck!

  4. Muhammad says:

    Is there not scholarship for we Africans?

    • Bryanna Lindblom says:

      Hi Muhammad,

      Thank you for your question. There are a number of scholarships available in our database for individuals from around the world- including Africa. You can get started on your search for scholarships here. Best of luck.

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