Tall Ships America offers scholarships and grants to support the sail training industry, make the sail training experience available to a broader range of people, and assist young people in getting on board.

Member vessels and programs foster opportunities for personal development — intensive life experiences that help people develop leadership skills, a reverence for nature, an appreciation for maritime history, a desire for work in the maritime industry, and the ability to work in teams. Sail training teaches the character virtues of stewardship, resourcefulness, pride, humility, bravery, strength and grace.  Scholarships and grants help more young people access sail training opportunities and experience the benefits of Adventure and Education Under Sail®.