Woodridge, Ill. (May 20, 2014) – For four decades, unlocking the mysteries of the oceans – by providing experience-based scholarships – has been the central mission of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society®. Since 1974, founding partner Rolex Watch U.S.A. has been the Society’s partner in education, with the Society annually selecting three Rolex Scholars – one each from North America, Europe and Australasia – to receive financial and logistical support to further their understanding of the career possibilities relating to researching the depths of the sea. Each young scholar, working closely with leaders in the marine-related fields, spends a year immersed in hands-on activity that furthers their underwater explorations. Specialists host diving-related experiences that expose...
Ana Sofía Guerra • North America
Ana Sofía Guerra, 24, was born in Monterrey, Mexico, an arid city far from the ocean.
Elena Salim Haubold • Europe
Elena is a German/Venezuelan biologist who is extremely passionate about the marine fauna, especially sharks.
Courtney Anne Rayes • Australasia
I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. The marine environment made a significant impact on my life from a young age.