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ISE awards $4 million in financial aid annually.

To be eligible, students do not necessarily need to qualify for standard forms of financial aid (such as Pell Grants) on their home campuses. Applicants are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA and submit the Student Aid Report to ISE along with tax returns from the most recent tax year and any supplemental information that might be helpful in our review.

Semester at Sea Financial Aid

Aid Type Amount Voyage Eligibility
Presidential Scholars Full Tuition     All Students
HBCU Scholarship Full Tuition    >3.0 GPA, HBCU
C.Y. Tung Scholarship $20,000     Enrolled in China Studies
Need-Based Grants $500 – $10,000     All Students
Merit Scholarships $250 – $5,000     >3.0 GPA
Alumni Support Scholarships $500 – $10,000     >3.25 GPA
Work Study $2,000 – $4,000    All Students
IMPACT Scholarship $3,500   All Students
Global Journalism & Integrated Communications Fellowship $5,000   Majoring in Journalism or related field
NSCS Scholarship – “Scholar at Sea” $5,900 – $10,000    NSCS members only
International Student Advancement Award $2,500-$10,000    Students must be enrolled in a University outside of the United States
Colorado State University Varies     CSU undergrads
Chapman University $7,500     Chapman undergrads
Morehouse College $3,500     Morehouse undergrads
University of California – Irvine $2,000 – $3,750     UCI undergrads
University of California – San Diego $1,000 – $2,500     UCSD undergrads
University of Colorado – Boulder Varies     CU undergrads
University of Hawaii – Hilo Varies     UH Hilo undergrads
University of Virginia Need Based Grants Varies     UVa undergrads
Important Dates  - Fall    - Spring    - Summer
 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
• Need-based Grants
• Merit Scholarships
No application deadline – reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit an application after you place your deposit and allow 2 weeks for review.
• Work Study
• Alumni/ Endowed
• Impact Scholarship
• Global Journalism Fellowship
• International Student Advancement Scholarship
Reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on availability. Application Deadline
May 7, 2014
Award Notification
May 16, 2014
• Presidential Scholar (Spring/Fall)
• HBCU Scholarship (Spring/Fall)
• C.Y. Tung Scholar  (Spring Only)
Reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on availability. Application Deadline
May 7, 2014
Award Notification
May 16, 2014

International Students

International students are welcome to apply for any ISE scholarships. We ask that you submit a statement of your parent’s income, with an English translation and conversion to US dollars, in lieu of the FAFSA and tax forms.