High school students looking to learn the ropes of sailing have the chance to win a free two-week scholarship on the U.S. Brig Niagara ship this Summer.

Erie Insurance will sponsor 20 students for this once in a life time sailing experience. 

Students in Erie City or County school districts in high school are eligible for these scholarships.

The application is online and you will be asked to write a 500 word essay answering 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?

Students who are chosen for this sailing experience will get to learn history, adventure, and travel. As well as be the real working crew for the ship by steering, handling the sail, climb the rig, and sail throughout the Great Lakes.

The two-week sailing experience for high schoolers, June 9 – 22, 2019 and July 7 – July 20, 2019.

Organizers say no prior sailing experience is required, just a taste for adventure and an open mind. 

The deadline for these applications is today, April 15th.