Scholarships provided by the Magic Cabinet Foundation

Voyage of Explorers Scholarships

Title I public schools that can demonstrate financial need can apply for our Voyage of Explorers Scholarship funded by the Magic Cabinet Foundation. The scholarship pays up to 85% of the per person costs of sailing field trips. A standard 2 hour Voyage of Explorers sailing field trip is $35; qualified Title I schools can have this rate reduced to $5.25 per person. Schools must submit a letter demonstrating they are designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title I school and how students will benefit from the program. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and awards amounts are determined by the amount of funding remaining. Download a Title I Scholarship Appliation here. For more information, email us at or call 800-200-5239.

Scholarships provided by Tall Ships America

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 ($750 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 a crew member 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.

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The Seafarer Collective Scholarships

Maritime training scholarships and crew development grants are coming in 2018! The Seafarer Collective program will include full scholarships for applicants ages 18 to 35 to learn job skills in preparation for a maritime career. Crew development grants will provide funding to obtain your Merchant Mariner Credential for Grays Harbor sailors with the required sea time. If you want to be notified of these scholarship as they come available, visit the Seafarer Collective website and sign up for the TSC email list. You can learn more about the program on our blog.