Financial assistance

Upon acceptance through our need-blind admissions process, all students have the opportunity to apply to Beam Reach for reduced program costs.  The discount depends on financial need as well as the merit, but on average reduces total program costs by about 20%.

With proper planning, you can also obtain financial assistance from outside of Beam Reach in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.  To take full advantage of these opportunities, you should apply to Beam Reach 1-2 years prior to the start date of the program that interests you.  Below are some resources and links that may be helpful in your search for funding.

Marine Science


  • Udall Scholarship – Annually awards 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment.


General scholarship and loan lists

  • – peer-to-peer lending, a popular alternative to traditional loans and investing options.
  • – funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers…