Scholarship Information

Young Sailor Scholarship

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Class Afloat has established the Class Afloat ‘Young Sailor Scholarship’ to assist one student - endorsed by their sailing school, sail training program or yacht club - to participate in the extraordinary educational experience of attending high school while sailing aboard a majestic square-rigged tall ship. The Class Afloat Young Sailor Scholarship will be awarded to one young sailor who best demonstrate the values of excellence, integrity, community, teamwork, accountability, respect, commitment and achievement in his or her academic and sailing life.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must:
  • Be entering grade 11 or 12
  • Be applying for the full year program
  • Submit a reference letter from a sailing school or yacht club
  • Submit a letter of intent, outlining that they:
    - Have demonstrated leadership in their school, sailing club and community- Are willing and capable to participate fully onboard the vessel and in the classroom- Are willing to send voyage updates, testimonials, videos and photographs that can be published by Class Afloat, if required

Applicants to the Class Afloat Young Sailor Scholarship should apply directly to Class Afloat for consideration.

Application Deadline EXTENDED: June 30th, 2015

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Class Afloat Foundation Scholarships

Successful Class Afloat applicants may apply to the Class Afloat Foundation for Scholarships. Established in 2012, the Class Afloat Foundation operates under the direction of a board comprised of former students, administrators and parents. The Foundation operates as an independent body maintaining an arms length relationship to the school in all matters relating to setting scholarship criteria, assessment of applicants and making awards. The Foundation is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to supporting young people who want to make a difference on our planet.

Applicants for the Class Afloat Scholarship are assessed for their intellectual and personal achievement in terms of leadership, commitment to volunteer service, physical vigour and academic success. The number and amount of each scholarship award will be determined according to the success of the Foundation at meeting its annual fundraising targets. As a guide, scholarship awards are likely to fund up to half the annual Class Afloat full year tuition fee. 

The Foundation has made a commitment to raising funds for awards based on academic and personal distinction, but also for candidates that have a demonstrated need for financial aid to participate in Class Afloat 2015-16.

To Apply
Please visit the Class Afloat Foundation website for more information and to download the application form.

Interested applicants must also submit a Class Afloat application package.
Important Dates
Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
The Class Afloat Foundation will make scholarship announcements by April 30, 2015.

Other Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities may be available through private and/or charitable organizations in your community. This information can usually be obtained through your school's Guidance Department. Local Service Clubs are frequent contributors to foreign travel and foreign study programmes.

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