It is even better than winning the lottery. Although unlimited funds can allow you to buy all the toys and travel to far flung destinations, lottery winners don't get the unprecedented access each OUWSS Rolex scholar is given to leading experts, divers and explorers throughout the world. These mentors carefully craft, shape and guide the scholar's year.
This year it looks as though the 2016 /2017 North American scholar - Christopher Millbern - will be the 'Scientific American'.
The deadline for the world's best scuba diving scholarship is coming up. You've got until 31st *December to apply.
Currently there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia.
Each Rolex Scholarship provides a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavours for a young person considering a career in an underwater-related discipline.