Education Grant Fund


The ASA Education Grant Fundprovides support for participation in local and national youth programs involving STEM activities, nautical activities, maritime educational programs, training activities, vessel restoration or preservation and the preservation of the marine environment. The fund makes direct grants to schooner related non-profit organizations seeking financial support for their programs

Grants will be awarded as individual $500 grants upon review and approval of the ASA Grant Review Committee. In the event surplus grant funds are available after all grant applications have been reviewed and grants have been awarded, multiple grants may be awarded to recipient organizations in a single year. A grant of less than $500 can be made in the event of a grant request of less than $500 or if the grant fund has less than $500 in available monies.

Grants requests should be in the range of $100 – $1,000.

Submission of a grant request does not guarantee the award of a grant. All grants are made at the sole discretion of the ASA Grant Review Committee.

Apply for an ASA Education Grant


Eligible applicants must hold current 501(c)(3) status.  A copy of the applicant’s current IRS 501(c)(3) documentation must be attached to the application.   

Members of the American Schooner Association with a current 501(c)(3) status will be given first consideration

No affiliation with a museum or other academic organization is required.

Awarded funds may only be spent on direct costs, including, but not limited to, materials, supplies, heritage specialists, services, publication fees, and travel. Funds may not be used to supplant staff salaries or to cover overhead costs.

Applicants that are awarded a grant from the ASA Education Grant Fund must submit a follow-up report in the form of an article with photos that will be published in Wing & Wing.

The grant application is available here:

Download Grant Application

All awards are decided by unanimous agreement of all members of the ASA Grant Review Committee.