Blue Water Scholarship Fund

Criteria and Application

Blue Water Scholarship Fund Intends to Award a number of scholarships annually between $1,000 and $10,000 each based on the merit of the applicants received and the financial situation of the scholarship fund on the given year


In order to be considered eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • All applicants must be US citizens and provide proof thereof
  • Financial need must be demonstrated
  • Applicants must enroll in a course of study that includes the USCG license program at one of the State Maritime Academies; non-license courses of study are not eligible.
  • Applicants should demonstrate exceptional personal drive and desire to succeed not just in academics but through other extracurricular activities. This could include, sports, community activities, jobs, clubs, or other activities.
  • While academic achievement is important, ideal candidates will also possess excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Blue Water Scholarship Fund may hold additional interviews in person or over the phone to help determine applicant suitability.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a one year basis with renewals considered for succeeding years at a given Maritime Academy based on academic and personal achievement of the applicant in the preceding year.

Blue Water Scholarship Application (pdf)

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