Educational Voyage Details

Our partner, Semester At Sea (SAS), will be offering the winner of the contest full tuition for a study abroad voyage once they are enrolled in a university. The winner will embark on an approximately 100-day study abroad program that will involve taking classes aboard the SAS ship and earning academic credit from Colorado State University, traveling the world during class breaks, and making life-long memories. The winning essayist will also receive a $2,500 cash prize, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the U.S. Secretary of State. More information on SAS can be found at

Here is the fine print on the Semester at Sea-supplied educational voyage:

  • The Semester at Sea scholarship must be used by the winner on any one of the academic voyages: Fall, Spring or Short-term.
  • Value of the scholarship is up to $29,395 depending on voyage and cabin type.
  • Scholarship is valid only during the winner's enrollment as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university.
  • Student must apply and be admitted to the Semester at Sea program and meet all admission requirements.
  • Scholarship is non-transferable.

For further information on the voyage, please contact Semester at Sea at 1-800-854-0195, or visit their web site at