Marinero Scholarship Application

The purpose of the Marinero Fund Scholarship is to carry forward the life long pursuit of Captain Bert Rogers and others in their relentless conviction of the power of the sea to transform. 

We rely solely on the generous donations of individuals.  If you are an applicant we wish you an extraordinary experience on the sea, please do whatever you can to ensure the opportunity to have these experiences continues in perpetuity. If you are not chosen for this scholarship please visit us and reapply as often as you wish. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts by making a donation in any amount so that we can continue to support deserving applicants in the future.  Whether an applicant or donor your gift will help us continue our mission of getting young people aboard sea-going sailing ships that provide a lifetime of amazing rewards.

The Marinero Fund seeks applicants who are not professional mariner’s (have never received compensation for their maritime experience) and who lack the resources (most recent completed and signed W-2 tax filing required) for a sail training voyage underway.

Our goal in 2020 is to raise $6,300 before November 21, 2020. Happy Birthday, Bert! In honor of Bert’s legacy, The Marinero Fund will provide a “Rite of Passage” sailing experience for 2 qualified applicants. 

Recipients can qualify to be reimbursed for airfare and travel expenses (see specific terms and conditions in the criteria and application forms) before and after the voyage, as well as mandatory travel insurance for the duration of the voyage. To see if you qualify for an application please answer these questions:

1. Will you be between the age of 18 and 27 at the time of boarding. St. Croix, USVI approx Mid March 2021. 

2. Have you ever been paid in any capacity as a professional mariner?  Only non-professionals may apply.

3. Are you physically able?  A physician signed health form, current vaccinations, are required.

Do you have a valid passport valid through May 1st, 2021? Let us know if this is an obstacle, we may be able to accept an official state ID.

If you qualify after answering the above questions please continue to read the Application Criteria and the Application form. If you are in agreement with the terms outlined sign and submit your application as soon as possible.  Thank you and good luck!

Feel free to email or use the form below to request the application be sent to you by email.