Tall Ships America facilitates access to the experience of sail training and sea education aboard the North American fleet of tall ships and sail training vessels. Generous and committed donors and partners provide funds to support participation in the sail training experience and to develop the maritime workforce. These funds are available for the acquisition of mariner skills and professional development and sail training and sea education experiences. Applications for Grants and Scholarships can be submitted at any time and are reviewed at least quarterly by a committee in February, May, August and November. Except where noted, the size and number of awards will vary year to year. Except where noted, Grants and Scholarships are open to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.