Scholarships are available to groups and individuals who want to learn about life aboard tall ships.

Voyage of Explorers Scholarships: We’re now accepting applications from Title I public schools for a per-student subsidy during the 2016-2017 academic year through the Historical Seaport. The scholarship pays up to 85 percent of the per student fee. For example, the cost for qualifying students of a three-hour sailing program would be $5.25. The regular fee is $35 per student. Schools must submit a letter demonstrating they are designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title I school. Download a Title I Scholarship Request. For more information, email us at education@historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.

For All Groups: The Henry H. Anderson Sail Training Scholarship, available through Tall Ships America, funds up to 50% of a program’s cost ($1,500 maximum award) on a quarterly basis. Fourth and fifth grade school groups in public and private schools may be eligible for these funds, as well as any other type of group that meets the grant requirements. Applications must be submitted directly to Tall Ships America.

For Individuals Aged 14-19: The Henry H. Anderson Sail Training Scholarship, available through Tall Ships America, can fund up to 75% of your Two Weeks Before the Mast program cost ($375 maximum award) and is available on a quarterly basis. For details and eligibility, read through the grant requirements. Though the program offers grants for people 14 to 19, our minimum age limit is 16. Applications must be submitted directly to Tall Ships America.

For All Individuals Aged 16+: The Ernestine Bennett Memorial Sail Training Scholarship, available through Tall Ships AmericaPassenger Vessel Foundation provides scholarships for individuals “who support the interests and objectives of the US-flagged passenger vessel industry.” Contact the PVA directly.

Are you preparing to test for your U.S. Coast Guard license? The Tall Ships America Crew Development Grant can pay for up to 50% of the total cost of the course or program you successfully complete. More information is available here.