Reef Check is offering scholarships to qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds. The goal of our Scholarship Fund is to increase diversity in science and provide opportunities for participation in Reef Check programs. It promotes our pursuit of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in all that we do. Scholarships will cover the cost of a Reef Check California Training or participation in Reef Check’s Dive into Science program. They also offer volunteers opportunities to utilize the skills acquired from these courses.

Training Scholarships are for certified SCUBA divers to participate in a Reef Check California training to become a certified Reef Check Citizen Scientist.

Dive into Science Scholarships are for individuals who are not yet SCUBA certified and will provide SCUBA training and subsequent diving experience, culminating in a Reef Check Citizen Scientist certification.

The Reef Check Diversity Scholarship Fund is made possible by generous donations from our supporters. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.reefcheck.org/reef-check-diversity-scholarship-fund-donate/

Currently, we seek enthusiastic, qualified individuals of all ages who meet the RCCA training requirements to apply for the Training Scholarship for our trainings throughout the state: Fort Bragg, Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Schedules and requirements can be found here.

To apply, please send a letter of intent to Selena McMillan at smcmillan@reefcheck.org explaining your background, your financial need, and your diving experience and qualifications. Special consideration will be given to people within marginalized communities and people with financial needs.

Click here to donate to the Reef Check Diversity Scholarship Fund