Need-Based Grants

Scholarship Information

Amount: $250–$10,000

Voyages: Spring and Fall

Eligibility: All students are eligible to apply.

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Thank you for your interest in applying for Semester at Sea grants and scholarships! You must be a confirmed voyager, by paying your deposit, before you can apply for any Semester at Sea financial aid. Please answer the questions below to continue.


These grants are awarded by the Institute for Shipboard Education to help make the program a reality for students regardless of financial status. Awards range from $250 to $10,000. Award ranges are based on EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from FAFSA (pending verification of submitted information). The need grant is awarded on a rolling basis until approximately two weeks prior to the voyage embarkation date or until the funds have been depleted — whichever occurs first. Students should apply for this grant early if they wish to receive funding.

University of Colorado, Boulder and Colorado State University students are required to apply for the SAS need grant through their own Education Abroad office and cannot apply through SAS directly.

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In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a confirmed voyager who has paid your deposit.