2023 NextGen Scholarship Application

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be the next GUE NextGen Scholar! Please review the information below before submitting your application. 


To qualify for the 2023 NextGen scholarship, you must*:
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 30
  • Be certified as an Advanced Open Water diver (or equivalent)
  • Have conducted a minimum of 20 dives
  • Be medically fit for diving
  • Be fluent in English
*GUE staff, GUE instructor candidates, and GUE instructors, in addition to employees of corporate sponsors and their families, are not eligible.

Application Requirements

  • A completed online scholarship application form, including 1,000-word essay using this template
  • A short “elevator speech” video (less than 2 minutes long) about your diving background, goals, and why you are a good candidate for the scholarship
  • A character recommendation from an individual/community member in good standing (e.g., former employer, pastor/minister, college lecturer/professor, commanding officer, government official, GUE instructor, etc.) using this template