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 essays described below to - International (SU060) by March 31st
  8. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted for an interview
  9. Scholarship notification by April 30th
  10. Money disbursed by June 1st
  11. Bring second copy of Disciplinary Clearance form to Education Abroad office to ensure status has not changed - by Aug 10th
  12. Fill out and submit Visiting Student Authorization form to UofL academic advisor - by Aug 15th
  13. Upload updated transcripts to Semester at Sea upon request

Application for the Brawn Family Foundation Semester at Sea Scholarship: write the following four essay questions (first three also required as part of your Semester at Sea application) and submitting them by email to the University of Lethbridge International Office. Make sure your email contains your student id number and your cumulative GPA.

a. How will your Semester at Sea voyage create (or enhance) your personal global perspective? Highlight your discussion by referencing at least one country on your itinerary and by explaining how your time there will further develop your awareness.

b. What are your academic goals, and how will Semester at Sea help you to achieve them? Include at least two examples.

c. One 300-500 word personal statement that outlines: What activities you will undertake upon your return to the University of Lethbridge to promote the program and/or understanding or international/cultural issues amongst the student body and the Lethbridge community?

d. Please describe your volunteer experience/extracurricular activities focusing on an international context.


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.