Posted by: nwseaport | November 21, 2009

Scholarship from YMTA

A partner organization of Northwest Seaport, the Youth Maritime Training Association, has just released their 2010 Norm Manly YMTA Maritime Educational Scholarships.

This scholarship program is for students intending to pursue secondary maritime training and education at community colleges, technical and vocational programs, colleges, universities, maritime academies or other educational institutions. Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of one $5,000, one $3,000, and two $1,000 in the Spring of 2010. In addition, Pacific Maritime Magazine will award a $500 scholarship to one of the finalists planning to pursue a seagoing maritime career.

To be elligible, applicants must:

  • plan to pursue a post-secondary training or educational program leading to a maritime or marine related career
  • be enrolled as a senior in a high school or affiliated high school program, including GED program in the State of Washington
  • have a grade point average of at least 2.5 or an additional letter of recommendation from a second teacher

The application process consists of two parts, a student aplication and an education project to be turned in to the YMTA Scholarship Committee Chair, and there are three deadlines to take note of:

  • Friday, February 19, 2010 – Duedate for Application
  • Monday, April 1, 2010 – Deadline for Educational Project
  • Saturday April 17, 2010 – Oral presentation to a panel of judges

Application documents and additional information is available at the YMTA’s Scolarship Program page.

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