J.F. White Contracting Co., based in Framingham, Mass., has donated $5,000 to the John H. Dearborn Scientific Diving Scholarship fund, which was established in 2011 with a gift from J.F. White to recognize former University of Maine professor Dearborn’s contributions to marine and underwater science.
The fund provides financial assistance to UMaine students majoring in marine sciences and enrolled in a scientific diving class.
Christopher Rigaud, UMaine diving safety officer, accepted the donation from Doug Kesling of J.F. White at the 2013 American Academy of Underwater Sciences/European Scientific Diving Panel Joint International Scientific Diving Symposium in Curacao.
Rigaud is featured in an article about ocean careers in the November 2013 issue of Dive Training Magazine.