The Carl Spencer Scholarship

The late Carl Spencer

A note worthy of everyones attention.

As many of our readers know well, Carl Spencer lost his life seven years ago in a diving accident while leading the 2009 National Geographic Expedition on the HMHS Britannic. Our Organization felt that:

a/ no tribute [at least not in Greece] has been paid to Carl, and

b/ we always aim at the Friends of Kea Society-SFK to accompany our events with a “Good Cause”.

Hence, we decided to accomplish both by establishing the “Carl Spencer Scholarship”. For realizing this program we have set-up an “International Kitty” for fund raising purposes. This has a form of a SFK Bank Account with the following details: Piraeus Bank, IBAN No.: GR60 0172 7030 0057 0304 5867 985 & SWIFT-BIC: PIRBGRAA, activated to receive donations of any amount from anywhere in the world. 👍

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Presenting the “Carl Spencer Scholarship” program to stakeholders at the Kea High-school on 13 May 2016


  • Account Bank balances collected PLUS any additional monetary proceeds from the “100 Years Kea’s Shipwrecks” event will be used to award scholarships to top level graduating students from the Kea island High School and Technical Lyceum.
  • For this purpose, already under way is the Students Evaluating Committee-SEC with representatives from the schoolteachers and principals, from the Parents Association, from the Student Council, the Hon. Mayor of Kea Municipality and the President of the Friends of Kea Society.
  • Donations will be solicited from the International Diving/Historic Community as well from Domestic Foundations, Corporations, NGO’s & individuals.


This plaque was designed and placed by the family at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas near Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

How can you help?

Simply by believing and actively supporting this “Good Cause”. By, for example:

  • Making a contribution to the above Bank Account, yourselves. Please do not omit to mark the deposit with your name and as reason to indicate: “CS Scholarship”
  • Diffuse the Fund Raising effort by copying & pasting the above text and forwarding via e-mail to your friends and associates
  • Share this Fund Raising campaign in your Social Media accounts as Facebook, post about it in Diving related or other professional fora, web sites and so on.

Our target is to raise a minimum amount of €/$ 10,000. So far we have collected €1,000. With everyone’s support we can reach or even exceed our target!

To boot and FYI, we organize a Fund Raising concert in Kea on Saturday 23rd July. Should any of our Speakers or friends be available to be with us, it will be highly appreciated!

Carl Spencer in Kea, May 2009



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