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2008 Zale Parry Scholarship

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    The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS) announces details of 2008 Zale Parry Scholarship.

    Contact: Hillary Viders, Ph.D., HViders@aol.com

    Please distribute to all those you know who are of college age and are pursuing careers in ocean exploration, diving equipment technology, hyperbaric research and marine conservation. Help the AUAS in getting the word out to our future ocean professionals.

    The deadline for applications for the Zale Parry Scholarship is July 31, 2008. So, if you know of one or more qualified candidates, please urge them to apply soon! Applications can be downloaded from AUAS-NOGI.org.

    Recipients of The Zale Parry Scholarship will receive $2000 plus a $500 stipend towards travel expenses to the NOGI Awards GALA on October 23, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they will be honored along with this year's NOGI recipients. See AUAS-NOGI.org for Gala Details.

    The Zale Parry Scholarship offers financial support to individuals seeking to advance their knowledge or to enter professional careers in one of the following fields:
    • Ocean Exploration
    • Diving equipment technology
    • Hyperbaric research
    • Marine conservation
    The Zale Parry Scholarship is awarded on both merit and financial need.
    The scholarship is open to male and female divers of any age who are citizens of North America and who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Zale Parry is an internationally renowned pioneer of the early days of skin and scuba diving. As early as the 1950’s, Parry was an underwater equipment tester and (the only woman) executive at Scientific Underwater Research Enterprises (SURE), founded by her husband, Parry Bivens, who designed and built hyperbaric chambers. In 1954, Parry set a woman’s deep diving record at 209 ft/64 meters in the open sea as part of an experiment to test the Hope-Page non-return valve mouthpiece, which became a standard feature in all regulators. Zale was the third female instructor to graduate from the L.A. County UICC program and served for many years as a Red Cross Water Safety volunteer. Zale Parry continues to lecture at venues around the United States, she is an outspoken marine conservation advocate and is author of a multi-volume tome, Scuba America: An Anecdotal History of Diving, to record and preserve the annals of diving.

    Zale Parry is the Ambassador at Large for the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS), a 501c3 non-profit corporation that administers the scholarship in her name. The gaol of The Zale Parry Scholarship is to encourage others to carry on her legacy of ocean exploration, dive equipment technology, hyperbaric research and marine conservation.

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE ZALE PARRY SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.AUAS-NOGI.ORG/zale.html. For questions, contact Hillary Viders, Ph.D. at: Hviders@aol.com

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