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Applications Being Accepted for Zale Parry Scholarship

The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Zale Parry Scholarship.
The Zale Parry Scholarship annually awards $2000.00 plus $500.00 stipend towards travel expenses to the The Scholarship presentation site to deserving individuals. Candidates eligible for the scholarship are college students who are seeking to advance their knowledge or enter a professional career in the fields of underwater research, equipment technology or hyperbaric research. The Zale Parry Scholarship is administered by The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Purpose of The Zale Parry Scholarship
To offer financial support to individuals seeking to advance their knowledge or to enter professional careers in any of the following fields:

    * Ocean exploration
    * Diving equipment technology
    * Hyperbaric research
    * Marine conservation

Background of The Zale Parry Scholarship

Zale Parry is an internationally renowned pioneer of the early days of skin and scuba diving. As early as the 1950s, Parry was an underwater equipment tester and (the only woman) executive at Scientific Underwater Research Enterprises (SURE), founded by her husband, Parry Bivens, M.D., 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 from that day forward 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 Instructor. Zale continues to lecture around the United States, and she is writing a four-volume book, Scuba America: The Human History of the Sport of Diving, to record and preserve the annals of diving.

Zale is a NOGI Fellow and the Ambassador at Large for the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. AUAS is honored that she has endorsed a scholarship in her name. By creating the Zale Parry Scholarship, AUAS hopes to encourage others to carry on her legacy of ocean exploration, advances in dive equipment technology, hyperbaric research and marine conservation.

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