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American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarships - Established in 1979, the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) presents scholarships of $3,000 for undergraduate and $4,000 for graduate students who are pursuing technical maritime disciplines. Acceptable majors include naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and marine technology. Eligibility criteria mandates being a U.S. citizen, attending an ABET-accredited college, taking 9+ credits per term, and having significant naval or military experience.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program - Named for the National Ocean Service (NOS) director who lead conservation efforts for coastal aquatic life, the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is managed by the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries. Recipients can receive $10,000 to $42,000 to support their graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, ocean engineering, and related fields at accredited U.S. institutions. Preference is given to outstanding female and minority students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Ocean Explorer Scholarship - To honor the passionate University of New Hampshire student and New England Aquarium volunteer who was murdered in 2012, the Lizzi Marriott Intrepid Ocean Explorer Scholarship gifts up to $2,000 yearly. Suitable applicants will be U.S. citizens who are attending accredited colleges full-time with a maritime major and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The application process involves writing a 500-word essay outlining career aspirations protecting our oceans and surrounding waters.
Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund - Devoted to “building boating’s future,” the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund distributes at least $1,000 each Fall to graduating high school students who are pursuing collegiate education to enter the recreational marine industry. Chosen applicants must participate in the Plywood Regatta that year, demonstrate strong determination, carry a grade point average above 2.5, be actively involved in community service, and be accepted into an accredited maritime academy. Signed applications must include two references and a sealed transcript.
Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Since 1984, the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship from Crowley Maritime Corporation has granted over $3 million to encourage bright minds to pursue post-secondary educational programs in maritime studies. Students typically obtain $2,500 to afford tuition at partnering maritime schools, including Webb Institute, University of North Florida, Williams Mystic, University of Alaska Fairbanks, SUNY Maritime College, and University of Puerto Rico. Recipients are chosen based on academic merit, financial need, and career goals at sea.