Donations from generous members and supporters (together with a Tall Ships America match) have made it possible for entry-level mariners to have full access rights and benefits of a year-long, sponsored crew membership in Tall Ships America. Crew Grants are also available to support crew to gain their Merchant Mariner Credentials and to participate in the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships. These grants are made possible through generous donations from individuals and organizations dedicated to maritime workforce development and to honor those who have already charted their course of education and professional development. In an effort to increase diversity in the workforce of the tall ship fleet, Tall Ships America has created a Diversity Fund to specifically support young people from under-represented populations to explore a career in the maritime industry. [gravityform id=”24″ title=”false” description=”false”]