Brawn Family Foundation Semester at Sea Scholarship



Take your education outside the classroom - Semester at Sea


Semester at Sea is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore up to 15 countries in a single semester. Over the course of 100-110 days, you’ll learn from leading faculty and international experts, engage in hands-on field experiences and service projects in every destination, and earn academic credit.

As a Semester at Sea student, you will:

  • Develop a keen awareness and understanding of the complexity and interdependence of world systems
  • Hone the key skills necessary to compete in today’s rapidly globalizing world
  • Apply your knowledge first-hand in a variety of international settings
  • Gain a deeper understanding of and critical perspective on your own culture as you learn about others
  • Improve your leadership and communication skills
  • Discover new career possibilities
  • Join a global network of more than 55,000 Semester at Sea alumni


The Brawn Family Foundation has made a generous gift to create an endowment at the University of Lethbridge which will provide one scholarship per year for a University of Lethbridge student to participate in the Semester at Sea program.  Each scholarship is worth $30,000.00 (CAN). 


Eligible participants must be at least second year undergraduate students and must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

To take part in the Semester at Sea program, applicants must have successfully completed 10 courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Requirements to be considered for the Scholarship

  1. Meet with academic advisor to discuss feasibility of going to Semester at Sea in regards to successful completion of academic program and pick up VSA (Visiting Student Authorization) form.
  2. Download Disciplinary Clearance form from Semester at Sea website, fill it out (include Student id number) and bring it to the Registrar's office
  3. Pick up Disciplinary Clearance form upon completion
  4. Apply to Fall Semester at Sea online at:
  5. Follow up with Semester at Sea to ensure application is complete
  6. Receive confirmation of admission from Semester at Sea
  7. Submit scholarship application via Bridge.


It is recommended that students interested in this program apply at least one year prior to their projected voyage dates. Admission to the program is rolling throughout the year.

Requirement upon return

Each recipient must provide a written letter of gratitude and a synopsis of how the experience impacted them.