Admission & Aid

ISE AWARDS $4 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID ANNUALLY.

Students do not necessarily need to qualify for standard forms of financial aid (such as Pell Grants) on their home campuses to be eligible for scholarships. 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.

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.

Please note: Semester at Sea scholarship review committees will review applications based on the criteria and terms established for each individual award. Scholarships will be awarded only if a fully qualified applicant is identified by the committee. Semester at Sea is not obligated to award any scholarship if a qualified candidate is not identified by the scholarship review committee.

Semester at Sea Financial Aid

SpringFall
Aid Type Amount Voyage Eligibility
$250-$2,500

>3.0 GPA

$5,000

Majoring in Journalism or related field

$5,000 + flights

Members of the Diversity Abroad community. Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds (African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Students with Disabilities, First Generation, Hispanic/Latino, Low-Income, LGBTQ, Native American, Multiracial).

$20,000

Enrolled in Chinese Studies for U.S. students or enrolled in American Studies for Chinese students

*Available starting Fall 2018

$4,000

All Students

$500-$10,000

>3.25GPA

$250 - $10,000

All Students

Varies

CSU Undergrads

Varies

UH Hilo Undergrads

$500-$5,000

University of Virginia undergraduates maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

$10,000

Students attending a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)  that is a member of HACU.

$10,000

Students attending a HBCU or Predominately Black Institution (PBI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

$7,500

Chapman Undergrads

$2,000-$3,750

UCI Undergrads

$3,500

Morehouse undergrads

$1,000-$2,500

UCSD Undergrads

Varies

CU Boulder Undergrads

Full Tuition

UWC Davis Scholar at a Davis Institution.

 

$5,000-$10,000

NSCS members only

$1,500-$10,000

Students must be enrolled in a University outside of the United States

$3,500

All Students

$10,000

Torch & Laurel Scholars

Scholarship Deadlines (ISE Awarded Aid only)

 Fall 2017

Spring 2018

 Fall 2018

Spring 2019

• 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.
• Student Assistant Grants
• Alumni/ Endowed
• Impact Scholarship
• Global Journalism Fellowship
• International Student Advancement Scholarship
• HBCU Scholarship
• HACU/HSI Scholarship
• DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship
• C.Y. Tung Scholar  (Fall Only) *Starting with Fall 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE  APPLICATION DEADLINE   APPLICATION DEADLINE  
 April 19, 2017 October 4, 2017  April 18, 2018  October 3, 2018
AWARD NOTIFICATION AWARD NOTIFICATION  AWARD NOTIFICATION   AWARD NOTIFICATION 
 May 5, 2017  October 13, 2017 May 4, 2018 October 12, 2018


Additional Funding Options