NorthLink Ferries is looking for two “outstanding” young people to apply for a grant.
The bursary would cover the cost of attending a significant cultural or leadership event, according to the company.
The scheme has been drawn up to honour the Year of Young People celebrations.
Serco NorthLink managing director Stuart Garrett said: “Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity for generations to come together and celebrate our nation’s future, and it was important to us as a company to be able to lend support to this important initiative.
“Today’s young people are the decision makers of the future and we’d love to contribute towards their growth by helping them cover the cost of attending an event which will enrich their development.”
The funding for the bursary comes from a percentage of Fairtrade Ethyco coffee sales on board NorthLink’s vessels.
Caber Coffee managing director Findlay Leask said: “Our Ethyco range is not only Fairtrade but also helps local communities as a percentage of all sales is re-invested in social enterprise projects here in the UK.
“We were very happy to partner with NorthLink Ferries to provide financial support for our young people here in Scotland in order to help them reach their full potential.”
Applicants must be under 24 years old and entries must be received no later than 5pm on Monday.
Those interested in applying should visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk/events/yoyp2018bursary to download an application form.