SBSA Student Training Award

The mission of the Scientific Boating Safety Association (SBSA) is to facilitate the development of safe and productive scientific boaters through education, research and the advancement of standards for scientific boating practices, certifications and operations. SBSA provides up to three, $300 training awards annually to undergraduate and/or graduate students to help offset the cost of their hands-on boater training. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Home institution must be an Organizational Member of SBSA. Non-members may join here.
2. Student requires scientific boating as part of your research or education.
3. Submit an application.

Application Periods: There are two application periods for the SBSA Student Training Award. Applications must be submitted by March 1st and September 1st of each year. Up to two recipients will be selected after each application period deadline. The funds from this award can be used for a variety of boat safety training not limited to but including the Motorboat Operator Training Course (MOTC), American Canoe Association (ACA) training, US Power Boating training, and many more.

Congratulations 2018-19 SBSA Student Training Award Recipients

  • Micah Bisson, UC Davis – 2018
  • Kayla Wilson, UC San Diego SIO – 2018
  • Nathan Schwarck, Western Washington University – 2019

To apply for the award, please complete this form.