Semester at Sea has announced a new Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Research Fellowship available exclusively on the Fall 2024 Voyage. This scholarship is designed to encourage young people to reach their highest potential, to create in them the courage to embrace risk and change on their way to becoming future global leaders, and to ensure that the voyage is accessible to all students regardless of financial limitations. Recipients of the HBCU Research Fellowship will be empowered to embody the spirit of the Semester at Sea mission and maintain the highest standards of conduct and academic participation.
$20K Scholarship Opportunity
Up to 5 eligible students will each receive a $20,000 scholarship. Student applicants must be currently enrolled at an HBCU, have a 3.0 GPA, and will be required to submit a research project that can be conducted during the Fall 2024 voyage.
Fellows will also be required to participate in a seminar to present their research project idea and write (with the support of our communications team) three (3) blog articles throughout their voyage so that we may follow the progress of the project.
Why should you apply? Hear from current Fall 2023 voyager and HBCU Scholar, Phylicia, about her experience:
“You should apply if you just have a love for HBCUs, your HBCU, or those around the world! Everybody should do Semester at Sea because it offers an experience– whether it be learning, travel, or just a new global perspective in a way that no other institution, externship, internship, or job can do. Semester at Sea is the perfect fit for that.”- Phylicia, NC A&T
How to Apply:
Semester at Sea accepts applications year-round on a rolling basis and encourages traditional undergraduate college students to earn admission in the following five easy steps:
2. Apply Online and pay the non-refundable application fee of $75 to start the review process.
3. Get Accepted and Pay a $1,000 refundable deposit to reserve your cabin for the voyage. Your deposit is credited toward your program fees, and it is fully refundable up until the final payment deadline, usually around 90 days before your voyage begins.
4. Explore Funding OptionsAbout 60% of voyagers receive some type of financial aid. You don’t necessarily need to qualify for financial aid from your home university to be eligible for a grant or scholarship from Semester at Sea.
5. Meet Your Shipmates and Start Packing Start connecting with other future voyagers and SAS alumni on social media using #semesteratsea.