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Request for Financial Assistance

Please note: The Financial Assistance Request Form MUST be submitted and approved before registering for a session.

All applicants for Financial Assistance need to complete this form. To be given preference, completed Applications must be received by June 1. To apply for Financial Assistance, BSSC requires the following:

  1. Application: Complete the application below including the parent and student statements;
  2. Interview: Applicants and parents may be interviewed as part of the application process. In the event that this is deemed necessary, the BSSC Executive Director will call to schedule an appointment with the parents and applicant.
  3. Student Highlights Letter: If your student receives Financial Assistance, BSSC asks for the student, at the end of the session, to provide a letter describing the student’s favorite parts of the program and what they learned. These letters make it possible to provide Financial Assistance in the future.
  4. Family Contribution: We ask that all Financial Assistance recipient families commit to volunteering at BSSC to support our Programs

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    Desired program(s) and session(s) *:
    Mizzen I Session I half-day Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC (June 20-June 24)Mizzen I Session I full day Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC (June 20-June 24)Mizzen I Session II Week 1 half-day Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (June 27-July 1)Mizzen I Session II Week 1 full day Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (June 27-July 1)Mizzen I Session II Week 2 half-day Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (July 4-July 8)Mizzen I Session II Week 2 full day Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (July 4-July 8)Mizzen I Session III Week 1 half-day Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 15)Mizzen I Session III Week 1 full day Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 15)Mizzen I Session III Week 2 half-day Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 18-July 22)Mizzen I Session III Week 2 full day Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 18-July 22)Mizzen I Session IV Week 1 half-day Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-July 29)Mizzen I Session IV Week 1 full day Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-July 29)Mizzen I Session IV Week 2 half-day Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (August 1-August 5)Mizzen I Session IV Week 2 full day Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (August 1-August 5)Mizzen I Session V Week 1 half-day Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 12)Mizzen I Session V Week 1 full day Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 12)Mizzen I Session V Week 2 half-day Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 15-August 19)Mizzen I Session V Week 2 full day Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 15-August 19)Mizzen II Session I Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC (June 20-June 24)Mizzen II Session II Week 1 Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (June 27-July 1)Mizzen II Session II Week 2 Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (July 4-July 8)Mizzen II Session III Week 1 Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 15)Mizzen II Session III Week 2 Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 18-July 22)Mizzen II Session IV Week 1 Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-July 29)Mizzen II Session IV Week 2 Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (August 1-August 5)Mizzen II Session V Week 1 Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 12)Mizzen II Session V Week 2 Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 15-August 19)Stay’s’l I Session I Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC (June 20-June 24)Stay’s’l I Session II Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current (June 27-July 8)Stay’s’l I Session III Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 22)Stay’s’l I Session IV Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-August 5)Stay’s’l I Session V Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 19)Stay’s’l II Session I Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC (June 20-June 24)Stay’s’l II Session II Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current(June 27-July 8)Stay’s’l II Session III Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 22)Stay’s’l II Session IV Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-August 5)Stay’s’l II Session V Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 19)Top’s’l Session I Ship to Shore Discovering BSSC(June 20-June 24)Top’s’l Session II Sinking and Floating: Getting Caught in the Current(June 27-July 8)Top’s’l Session III Melody in Motion: Celebrating our Maritime Heritage (July 11-July 22)Top’s’l Session IV Stewarding the Blue Wave: The Ins and Outs of Ocean Farming (July 25-August 5)Top’s’l Session V Exploring Where the Land Meets the Sea (August 8-August 19)



    Have you participated in the BSSC Financial Assistance Program Before?*








    Which of the following adjusted gross income ranges best describes what you filed on your 2021 (or most recent) Federal Income Tax Return *:
    Under $40,000$40,000-$55,000$55,000-$75,000Above $75,000



    If the income range listed above is not from your 2021 tax form, please enter the year of the tax form from which it is taken:




    Do you have other dependent children?*
    YesNo



    If yes, how many and their ages




    Is the student/parent/guardian willing to volunteer to support the BSSC programs?*
    YesNo



    Do you know anyone who has participated in our programs?*
    YesNo
    Other programs
    Is your child participating in another program this summer?*
    YesNo
    If yes, are you applying for financial assistance from that/those program(s)?
    YesNo
    If yes, please select the percentage that best represents what you are requesting
    25%50%75%100%
    If you are not applying for assistance, please explain:







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    By checking this box, I hereby confirm the accuracy of the information provided by this application.* confirmed


    A principal goal of the BSSC Financial Assistance Program is to provide access to the integrated Marine Science and Sailing programs to participants who otherwise are  unable to afford the programs. BSSC reviews Financial Assistance requests on a case by case basis and reserves the right to award Financial Assistance based on its sole discretion. Depending upon available funds and space, BSSC will attempt to ensure that all students who desire to participate in the integrated Marine Science and Sailing programs are able to do so, regardless of financial circumstances.