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Q: Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?
A. Any student graduating from a maritime program in public schools (presently Jefferson High School) and other public institutions, for further education in various disciplines related to professional mariners, ship building, international trade, and businesses and trades that support seafaring, and waterborne ocean, coastal and river commerce.

Q: Where can I find a scholarship application?
A: Applications are available on this website under ‘Scholarships’ (link at the bottom of the page) for completion online and are available in hard copy at each school.

Q: Can documents supporting an application be submitted online?
A: Yes. Directions for online submission are included in the application.

Q: What is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application?
A: Deadlines for submission of scholarship applications are set each year and are available on this website under ‘Scholarships > Dates’.

Q: How can scholarships be used?
A: Scholarships can be used for tuition or other school expenses. Funds are sent direct to the applicable school and are not for room or board

Q: What post high school education or training programs can scholarships be used for?
A: Scholarships can be used for any maritime academy, college, university, community college, technical school, licensing, or training program leading to a maritime career.

Q: How many scholarships are available each year?
A: The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on the funds available. Currently scholarships are offered for four year collegiate programs and for technical school programs.