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Spring 2020: A Voyage of Discovery

ISE AWARDS $5 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.

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.

Spring 2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

Please see deadlines for Semester at Sea awarded financial aid below. School/Institution Specific Grants and Scholarships deadlines vary. Contact the institution for details.

Award Name

Application Deadlines

Award Dates

Application Status

Need-Based GrantsRollingRollingOpen
Merit GrantRollingRollingOpen
Alumni Support ScholarshipsSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
Student Assistant GrantsSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
HBCU ScholarshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
HACU ScholarshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
Inclusive Engagement ScholarshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) ScholarshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
International Student Advancement AwardSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
IMPACT CohortSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
Global Journalism & Integrated Communications FellowshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
C.Y. Tung ScholarshipSeptember 16, 2019September 25, 2019Open
Davis UWC ScholarshipFebruary 15, 2019March 8, 2019Closed
Tutu Ubuntu ScholarshipAugust 12, 2019August 21, 2019Open

Visit the Scholarship Application Portal

Semester at Sea Financial Aid

SpringFall
Aid TypeAmountVoyageEligibility
$250 - $10,000

All Students

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$250-$2,500

>3.0 GPA

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$4,000

All Students

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$500-$10,000

>3.00 GPA

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$10,000

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

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$10,000

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

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$5,000

Must attend an eligible Minority Serving Institution. Preference will be given to students who identify with underrepresented backgrounds.

ISE Awarded Aid

$3,500-$10,000

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

ISE Awarded Aid

 

Two free overnight Field Programs, 1 credit seminar + Opportunity for post-voyage internship. Top applicants also receive $3,500 towards voyage program fees.

All Students

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$3,500

Majoring in Journalism or related field

ISE Awarded Aid

 

$25,000

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

ISE Awarded Aid

 

Full Tuition

UWC Davis Scholar at a Davis Institution.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

$30,000

Must be a current undergraduate student that graduated from a high school located in an African Country.

  • Spring 2020 Deadline: August 12, 2019
$5,000 + Flights

Open to all students. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented identities (Race/Ethnic Minorities, Students with Disabilities, First Generation, Low-Income, LGBTQIA+, Religion, Veterans)

$10,000

Available to the children or grandchildren of SAS alumni

Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA Student Aid Report

3.0 cumulative GPA


School/Institution Specific Grants and Scholarships

School/Institution Specific Grants and Scholarships

Name of AwardAmountEligibilityDescription
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo)$500-$2,500Cal Poly UndergradsThe Cal Poly/SAS Merit Grants are awarded by the Study Abroad Office at Cal Poly. Students must demonstrate a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify. Contact the Study Abroad Office at abroad@calpoly.edu for application and deadline details.
Chapman University Scholarships$7,500Chapman UndergradsThese scholarships are awarded by the Center for Global Education, for more information please email globaled@chapman.edu. Students must be an undergraduate at Chapman to qualify.
Colorado State University ScholarshipsVariesCSU UndergradsThe CSU/SAS need based grant is awarded, by Student Financial Services, based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) through your CSU institutional aid application. This is awarded on a first come, first served basis. The CSU Education Abroad office nominates students for the CSU/SAS merit grant. Need and Merit Applications will not be reviewed in the SAS office.
Morehouse College Scholarships$3,500Morehouse UndergradsThese scholarships are awarded by the Study Abroad Office. Please contact Julius Coles at jcoles@morehouse.edu for more information. Students must be an undergraduate at Morehouse to qualify.
NSCS Scholarship “Scholar at Sea”$5,000 – 10,000NSCS members onlyMembers of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars are eligible to apply for this award. Two $10,000 awards and three $5,000 award is available per voyage. Requirements and application are available online.
The Society of Torch and Laurel Scholarship$10,000Torch & Laurel ScholarsHigh achieving Torch & Laurel Scholars are eligible to apply for this award. Requirements and application are available online.
University of California – Irvine Scholarships$2,000-3,750UCI UndergradsThese scholarships are awarded by the Center for International Education at UCI. For more information, see UCI’s website. Students must be an undergraduate at UCI to qualify. Scholarships range from $2,000 – $3,750.
University of California – San Diego Scholarships<$1,000-2,500UCSD UndergradsThese scholarships are awarded by the Institute for Shipboard Education. Students must be an undergraduate at UCSD and submit an ISE need and/or merit grant application to qualify. Scholarships range from $1,000 – $2,500.
University of Colorado – Boulder ScholarshipsVariesCU Boulder UndergradsThe CU/SAS scholarships are awarded by the Office of International Education, please complete the CU-Boulder Study Abroad Scholarship to be nominated or email abroad@colorado.edu for more information. Students must be an undergraduate at CU to qualify. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and merit. Students do not need to submit an ISE need or merit grant application.
University of Hawaii – Hilo ScholarshipsVariesUH Hilo UndergradsThese scholarships are awarded by the Center for Global Education and Exchange. For more information please contact Carolina Lam at uhhglobe@hawaii.edu. Students must be an undergraduate at UH-Hilo and have demonstrated financial need to qualify.
University of Virginia Scholarships$500-$5,000U. Va. Undergrads maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA.The UVa/SAS Merit Scholarship will be awarded on a rolling basis and will range from $500 – $5,000. Students must be a UVa undergraduate and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to qualify. To apply, submit the SAS merit scholarship application.

 


Additional Funding Options

For additional funding options such as our Pell match program, monthly payment plan, federal aid, and outside scholarships, click here. You may also review some frequently asked questions here.