The Flagship Niagara League is looking for 20 students to participate in its live-aboard sail training program aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara during the 2019 season.

The program typically costs $1,800, but Erie Insurance is offering scholarships that will cover the full cost of tuition.

Students must be currently enrolled in a high school Erie County to apply.

Students must submit an application online here and essay of approximately 500 words that answers the following questions:

  • What is sail training?
  • How will you benefit from the sail training experience on Niagara?
  • What does Niagara mean to the Erie Community?

The deadline is now April 15, 2019.

Recipients will be selected based on their essay responses.

Anyone interested in sail training or who wants to submit an application can contact Joseph Lengieza at or 814-452-2744 ext. 202.