TBMSF logoINTRODUCTION

Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a public charity (501.c.3 Corporation) chartered in the State of Florida on 30 January 2015.

GOVERNANCE

The Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors selected from The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa, The Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association, Tampa Port Ministries, Port Tampa Bay, and an at large member with maritime industry background.

MISSION

The mission of the Foundation is to assist high achieving graduates of the Hillsborough County Maritime Technology Programs at Howard W. Blake High School and Thomas Jefferson High School Magnet Honors Maritime Academy by providing meaningful scholarship support for post high school education leading to maritime careers.

GOALS

The George Steinbrenner Memorial Maritime Scholarship assists individuals enrolling in post-secondary college education, or adult technical skills training, leading to a wide range of career paths in the Maritime Industry.  These career paths include, but are not limited to:  two or four year academic programs at maritime academies and colleges, or trade schools for technical training in welding, pipefitting, machinery, and electrical trades, industrial hygiene and safety, international trade, port and terminal management, logistics, finance and admiralty law, naval architecture and engineering.  In short, eligibility is open to persons who intend to pursue any of the widely varied opportunities within or related to the maritime industry.

BACKGROUND

The Propeller Club-Port of Tampa has, over the past years, worked in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools to design, build and support a Maritime High School Program.  This program is presently offered in two Hillsborough County High Schools: a traditional Career and Technical Education program at Blake High School, and a Magnet-Honors program at Jefferson High School.
Initial donations for the Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation were derived from several sources: The Propeller Club-Port of Tampa, Tampa Port Ministries, Port Tampa Bay, the Steinbrenner Family Foundation, and the Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association.
In June of 2015, the Blake High School program began graduating students, ready to take the next step towards the maritime career of their choice.  That same year two graduates were selected to receive the first “George Steinbrenner Maritime Scholarships.”

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Three types of scholarships are presently available:
Collegiate Scholarships – Designed for students applying to traditional two or four-year programs.
Technical Scholarships – Designed for students applying for adult technical skills training.
Collegiate Renewal Scholarships – Designed for Collegiate Scholarship recipients as they continue their years of college enrollment.  

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, on-line application materials, links to other maritime scholarship opportunities, colleges and training programs, see the navigation on this site.

Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Inc. REGISTRATION #: CN48149

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.