• January 1, 2025 - December 31, 2024

The True Blue Fellowship (formerly the Fellowship Grant Program) aims to connect and empower youth around the world to leverage the creative arts to enact change in local communities to safeguard the ocean, waterways, and the climate. If you want to make a difference in your community, we invite you to participate in the True Blue Fellowship! The Fellowship is an initiative originally created and led by the Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC), a diverse group of Bow Seat alumni working together to empower their peers to advocate for a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future.

The True Blue Fellowship provides mentorship, capacity building, and funding of up to $2,500 for 10 youth-led projects that address ocean, waterways, and/or climate change issues in their local communities through a creative arts lens.

Benefits

If selected, you will receive:

  • Funding up to $2,500 USD
  • Access to a community of other Fellows and Capacity Building Programs
  • Mentorship and support from the Future Blue Youth Council and Bow Seat Staff

Regardless of whether or not you are selected, all applicants will have access to resources to help develop your grant writing, project management, and fundraising skills!

Eligibilities

  • This program is open to young people worldwide ages 13-24; however, applications must be in English.
  • Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required after application submission.
  • Applications may be submitted by an individual or by a group of unlimited size. Groups must select one group leader to serve as the primary contact.
  • Projects may be new or emerging (no older than 2 years).
  • Projects utilize the creative arts as its primary method to enact change.
  • Projects are related to safeguarding the ocean, waterways, and/or the climate.
  • Only one application per youth is permitted. However, youth may submit to other Bow Seat programs such as the Ocean Awareness Contest.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

The online application consists of a series of written responses about the project as well as a draft timeline and budget. Please Apply online through the Apply Now link.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2024 (78 Days Remaining)

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