The prize is a year of free diver-training covering most of GUE’s range of courses, mentorship from a senior instructor, US $3000-worth of dive-gear from associated manufacturer Halcyon, a GoPro, two-year GUE Platinum-level membership, DAN membership and other benefits.
GUE says that scholars will be able to undertake their training in the locations and environments for which they feel the most passion – with the help of a $2000 travel budget.
In return for all this, scholars will be expected to document and share their experiences over the year in writing and on video, and in person at a GUE conference.
Anyone interested in the inaugural scholarship is asked to complete an online form including a 1000-word essay and to provide an introductory video and a character recommendation.
Online application opens on Monday (1 July) and closes on 1 August. The successful candidate will be notified at the start of September and the scholarship year begins a month later.
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