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2016 Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship Announced

This spring a campaign was launched to find a special young person with a spirit of adventure.

Georgia Williams Diving Scholarship, Jo Flack, Lois Adams, Eleanor Jackson-Smith, Immerse School of Diving, Monty Halls, Otter Drysuits, The Underwater Marketing Company, EUROTEK Advanced Diving Conference, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, scuba news, diving PREarlier today Jo Flack of revealed the campaign’s result when she announced the name of the 2016 .

This remarkable scholarship was inspired by the action packed life of Georgia Williams – a Shropshire based teenager who was murdered in 2013. In the summer of 2014, her family created a fund in to help 11 to 18-year-olds based in and around Telford (UK) to pursue an interest in the underwater World.

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Eleanor and Jo after Eleanor’s first scuba dive

“Following an arduous application process I am delighted to reveal that Eleanor Jackson-Smith will be this year’s scholar”, stated Jo Flack. “Jackson-Smith, 17 will embark on a training programme to attain PADI’s Master Scuba Diver rating. In addition she will undertake a range of scuba diving experiences tailored to her interest in biological sciences and marine life. During her scholarship year Eleanor Jackson-Smith will also have the chance to meet some of the leading names within the scuba diving industry.”

This scholarship has a pay-it-forward policy, in that Eleanor Jackson-Smith has to fulfil an advocacy role for the . This will include raising awareness of the work of the Trust and its work with Telford based young people.

There was a surprise announcement by Trustee Steve Williams. “We have decided that the two runners-up in this year’s Scholarship selection will also be supported to follow their underwater ambitions.”

12-year-old Alix Tomlinson (shortlisted for the second year in the row) has a strong interest in aquatic life. To this end she will receive funded training allowing her to complete the PADI Underwater Naturalist course. Meanwhile 13-year-old Cameron Bates is to undertake a funded PADI Rescue Diver course after demonstrating his desire to become a commercial diver.

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The 2016 Georgia Williams Scholarship ambassador, Eleanor Jackson-Smith with her scuba diving instructors / mentors. From left to right Tony Flack, Jo Flack, Eleanor Jackson-Smith, Peter Vickers

“The Scholarship has become an integral part of our life at the Immerse School of Diving”, stated Jo Flack. “We are pleased to welcome Eleanor as this year’s Scholar, as well as to support Alix and Cameron, enabling them to take their love of diving further. We know Eleanor will make the most of the life-changing opportunities this Scholarship presents – she has already shown her passion for youth diving and as a Georgia Williams Trust ambassador. We are going to have another exciting Scholarship year!”

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