Summer Sea Term Scholarships

Summer Sea Term Information Brief

Capt. Rick Smith '81 addressed the MUGs and parents at the end of MUG Ship Weekend March 4. Watch the session below.

About Summer Sea Term

Summer sea term is when students gain the hands-on, practical experience of working on, sailing and powering a marine vessel. It is required for students pursuing their U.S. Coast Guard licenses.

There is an additional cost for summer sea term. The costs covers tuition, food, ship maintenance, crewing, supplies, equipment and internet access. Students will also receive separate bills for mandatory international insurance and a plane ticket for the change-out, if applicable.

Summer Sea Term Scholarships

Scholarships are available for summer sea term, through the Faculty Student Association and through the Maritime Alumni Association.

Maritime Alumni Association Summer Sea Term Scholarship

The SUNY Maritime Alumni Association also offers summer sea term scholarships to students.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a first or second-class cadet going on summer sea term 2018

  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5

  • Must be in good standing with the regiment of cadets

  • Must successfully participate in summer sea term 2018 aboard the Empire State VI in preparation for a U.S. Coast Guard license

  • Must prepare and submit required documents, including application essay(s)

Available Scholarships:

  • $3,000 for first-class cadets making the full 90-day cruise

  • $1,500 for second-class cadets making one 45-day cruise

  • $5,700 - $10,000 scholarships for one deck cadet and one engine cadet making the full 90-day cruise in honor of Prof. Pfleging and Prof. Sembler. The award is based on cadet's residency

  • $3,000 scholarships to two second-class deck and two second-class engine cadets making one 45-day cruise, in honor of the Class of 1965

For More Information

Contact Mike Brown '82, 2018 SST Scholarship Chair

Alumni Association Scholarship Info & Application

Faculty Student Association Scholarship

SUNY Maritime's Faculty Student Association gives out scholarships to students going on summer sea term every year.

The deadline to apply has passed.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.7

  • Must complete application below

For More Information

Contact Adria DeFalco, chief business officer and FSA secretary

FSA Summer Sea Term Scholarship Application

Faculty Student Association

Additional Sources of Aid

In addition to scholarships, you may be able to use your federal student aid package for summer courses, including summer sea term.