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.

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