How the It’s About Time Scholarship Helped Me Scuba Dive Again

This scholarship provided the recipient an all-expenses paid trip to the Diving Equipment Marketing Association conference. DEMA is not affiliated with the Abingdon Foundation. This post was written by Deanna Morris-Stacey.

Deanna Morris-Stacey won the 2018 scuba diving scholarship.

Prior to my experience at the DEMA show, my dive log was filled with only five pages of information that consisted of a few hours in a local rock quarry and a dive with the gentle, giant manatee in Crystal River, Florida. After those adventures, I packed away my suit for over 10 years.

I was awarded the 2018 It’s About Time scholarship to the DEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marking Association). The Abingdon Foundation strives to influence, encourage and embolden women in their pursuits of extraordinary lives. The scholarship included registration, airfare, room, and board. Through this scholarship I was introduced to key peop…

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