Scholarships in Marine Studies and Technology

A number of schools and marine organizations have scholarships available for students looking for education and training in a marine-related field. Here are a few. We invite any organization offering scholarships that have not been included here to go online to contact BoatUS and add information about your programs.

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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) annually awards graduate and undergraduate scholarships up to $2,000 per year to students working towards a degree in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or marine industry related fields at one of the following schools: California Maritime Academy, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Texas A&M University/College Station, University of British Columbia, University of California/Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of New Orleans, State University of New York Maritime College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Webb Institute.

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SNAME also offers an annual Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt undergraduate scholarship up to $6,000 at the schools mentioned above who meet the awards criteria.

Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC, has several scholarships specifically for their marine technology programs.

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) has more than 13 scholarships available to MTS Student Members and non-members who are planning careers in the marine industry.

The Universal Technical Institute, which includes the Marine Mechanics Institute in Florida, awards over $11 million a year in scholarships including several specifically for the marine industry. The UTI Foundation also offers a Stephen V. Norris Emergency Housing Grant for Marine Mechanics Institute Students.

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) has three Education Scholarships (including two full scholarships) open to any student interested in a career in the marine industry.

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) through the Michigan Boating Industries Association, offers up to 15 scholarships annually. RBIEF also offer an internship program.

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McFatter Foundation Scholarships are available to students of the Marine Technology program at McFatter Technical Center in Davie, Florida.

The Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund from the Marine Industries Association of South Florida provides financial support to graduating high school students or marine technical school students.

The Triton Nautical Newspaper in Florida in conjunction with the Broward Community College alumni offer stipends of $500 to two or three students each semester enrolled in Broward Community Colleges Marine program.

Lake Erie Marine Trades Association offers a scholarship open to students in North East Ohio planning a career in the marine industry of $300 to $900 annually, which is paid directly to the school for tuition. E-mail: lemta@aol.com

The Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast (MIATC) offers the Robert J. Skidmore, Sr. Scholarship of $500 per year for college-bound high school seniors pursuing a career in the marine industry.


— Ann Dermody