Who Can Apply?

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum age of 21 and maximum age of 26 at the time of the application deadline (15 January 2020 for all regions)
  • Valid citizenship for the relevant Rolex Scholarship (North America, Europe, and Australasia)
  • Applicant has not yet earned a graduate degree (i.e. Masters, Doctorate or similar) by April 1st of the scholarship year, and has not yet chosen a clearly defined career path
  • High academic standing
  • Fluency in English
  • Certification as a Rescue Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 25 dives logged in the past two years
  • Evidence of adequate health insurance for duration of scholarship year
  • Submission of a completed diving medical examination form (which is found in the application)
  • If you are chosen as a scholar, you will be required to pass a NOAA or equivalent physical.