Now your procrastination has truly paid off. In response to member feedback, criteria for applying for the Professional Development Grant to attend the 39th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships have been expanded to be more inclusive. Candidates now must
– Be a Tall Ships America Associate Level or Crew Level member in good standing. Not a member? Become one now!
– Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate.
– Demonstrate that they have sailed in Tall Ships America Member vessel(s)for not less than 6 weeks in the past 24 months, as either Student-trainee, Volunteer, or paid Crew in any of the following ratings:1st– 4th Mate, Bos’n, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator. NOTE: Even if you have sailed as Master, you still may qualify, if you have met the time requirements by serving in any of the other listed ratings (in any combination).
Want to know what the conference has to offer in terms of sessions for crew? Check out the Crew Track Agenda.
Conference Professional Development Grants are for the full 3-Day Conference and Safety or Education Forum, and will reduce the registration fee from $550 to $100. (Travel and accommodations not included.) Applications should be submitted as a written request by email or fax to firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 401-849-5400.
Tall Ships America wishes to thank the Maritime Simulation Institute (www.marinesafety.com ) for their generous financial support for this important grant program.