Conference Professional Development grants are available for the full 3-day Conference and Forum Day!
This year’s Conference Professional Development Grants are generously supported by United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Sailing Foundation and contributions to the Tall Ships America Liz Strojny Fund.
New this year: In addition to the remainder of the conference registration, the grant covers airfare up to $300 and three nights in a shared conference hotel room (shared with another grant recipient). The hotel expense will be paid directly by Tall Ships America and reimbursement for airfare will be made when receipts are presented.
Grant awardees are responsible for $100 of the full $595 conference registration.
Grants will be awarded to individuals from across the range of Tall Ships America member organizations. Member organizations can apply for a block grant to receive a percentage of the total available funds to allocate to a larger group of individuals from their eligible crew, volunteers or staff. Please contact Tall Ships America to inquire into the possibility of a block grant.
To be eligible for a Conference Professional Development grant candidates must:
• Be a Tall Ships America Individual or Crew member in good standing.
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• Demonstrate that you have sailed as a student trainee, paid or volunteer crewmember (1st – 4th Mate, Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator) aboard a Tall Ships America member vessel(s) for not less than 12 weeks within past 24 months.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include documentation (letter from captain or employer, record of sea time etc.) demonstrating that the applicant meets the above criteria.
Grants will be given until the funds are gone and will be considered on a first come basis.
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