External Scholarships

All students are encouraged to seek external scholarships to help defer their educational expenses. Sources of outside scholarships include high schools, civic organizations and vocational rehabilitation programs, among others. 

View a sampling of external scholarships below.

ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Award

This scholarship is offered by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees.

Winners will receive an award of $1,000 and an additional $250 donation to the charity of the student's choice. Awardees will also be honored at a special ceremony at SUNY System Administration in Albany in October, 2018.

The Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship offers financial support and recognition of the extraordinary accomplishments of SUNY students. It focuses on the academic achievements and services to the student's campus and/or community. 

To apply, complete this form.

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Program

The society annually awards a combination of undergraduate scholarships, worth $3,000, and graduate scholarships, worth $4,000.

Undergraduate candidates are eligible for support in their final year of an engineering program.

Graduate candidates are eligible for support during one full year of a graduate program or co-op leading to an engineering or physical science degree.

Learn more: American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Program

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is open to women enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.

The winner at the Colorado chapter level will be entered automatically to be considered for the WTS International Scholarship award, worth an additional $5,000.

Learn more: Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Connecticut Maritime Association Education Foundation Scholarship Program

This national program offers a one-time scholarship of $1,500 payable to the student.

The CMA Education Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students as follows:

  • All maritime academy students participating in a maritime-related field of study, including non-regimental students;

  • Undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. at maritime academies, or at institutions with maritime-related degrees;

  • High school students enrolled in schools in the United States with maritime programs;

  • Students in their final year of high school or college, if they will continue their maritime-related education upon graduation;

  • Students in their final year of college who are not continuing to a maritime-related graduate program; 

  • Students in their final year of a graduate program who are entering a maritime-related field in the United States upon graduation.

Learn more: http://www.cma-edu.org/

Dieter Family Travel Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available to Marine Technology Society members who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field.

Learn more: Dieter Family Travel Scholarship

Florida Harbor Pilots Scholarship

The Florida Harbor Pilot Association offers two $2,500 scholarships annually. Two qualify for the scholarship, a student must:

  • be enrolled in a maritime academy

  • be a "minority person" pursuant to the Florida Statute

  • have completed their first sea term with a GPA of 2.5

  • be planning a career as a state harbor pilot, preferably in Florida

  • Write a 250-word essay explaining why they are interested in becoming a harbor pilot

Click here for more information.

Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarship

Worth up to $5,000, this program is available to an undergraduate scholar who is passionate about naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and displays evidence of professionalism and involvement in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Learn more: Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarship

International Student Scholarship Oppportunities

The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid and scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. The site includes a comprehensive list of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to help students pay to study abroad.

Learn more: http://www.internationalscholarships.com/

John G. Karrer Scholarship

In 1993, the NYSOBBA membership instituted a student scholarship program to recognize students enrolled in a member institution who embody the ideals of the organization through meritorious service in an on-campus business related activity, through either volunteer work or employment. The John G. Karrer Scholarship is a $1,000.00 award, which is disbursed in two $500.00 payments over the course of the academic year.

Learn more: https://nysobba.memberclicks.net/scholarships

Norm Manly YMTA Maritime Educational Scholarship

Scholarships awarded in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500.

Learn more: Norm Manly YMTA Maritime Educational Scholarship

Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors

This scholarship program is open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate program. The scholarship is worth $2,000.

Learn more: MTS Student Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors

The Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering and Community College Students

Worth $2,000, this scholarship opportunity is open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering or community college in a marine-related field.

Learn more: MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical Engineering and Community College Students

Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

This scholarship, worth $2,000, is open to Marine Technology Society member graduate or undergraduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field. 

Learn more: MTS Student Scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students

Louise Moritz Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

Worth $2,500, this program is open to women enrolled in an undergraduate program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.

Learn more: Louise Moritz Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

John C. Najus Scholarship

Open to Marine Technology Society members who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full time in a marine-related field who have shown a commitment to community service and/or volunteer activities. It is worth $1,000.

Learn more: John C. Najus Scholarship

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Worth $2,000, this scholarship is available to women enrolled in a graduate program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.

Learn more: Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The Pacific Maritime Magazine Scholarship

This program is pen to high school seniors who will pursue a post-secondary training or educational program leading to a maritime or marine-related career. It is worth $500.

Learn more: The Pacific Maritime Magazine Scholarship

The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship E PAROS-DIGIQUARTZ SCHOLARSHIP

Open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who belong to the Marine Technology Society and are interested in marine instrumentation. The scholarship is worth $2,000.

Learn more: The Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship

Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society

The Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society may offer up to six $1,500 scholarships to aid students and individuals to advance their education and professional skills in the maritime, marine or transportation logistics industry.

Learn more: http://www.portsofphilamaritimesociety.com/

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship, worth up to $6,000, is open to an undergraduate scholar who has a passion for naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and displays evidence of professionalism and involvement in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Learn more: Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship

ROV Scholarship

Four scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are available to students interested in remotely operated vehicles or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs.

Learn more: ROV Scholarship

Strategic Sealift Officer Program

This program, worth $4,000 per semester, is available to students in the NROTC program who are also pursuing a U.S. Coast Guard license.

Learn more here.

Transportation Clubs International Scholarship

The club awards seven scholarships, worth a total of $12,000.

These scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates who have been accepted to or are enrolled in programs related to transportation logistics fields, supply-chain management, traffic management, transportation safety and/or related transportation industry operations and services.

Learn more: Transportation Clubs International Scholarship

TK Foundation Maritime University Scholarship

The TK Foundation annually awards $10,000 scholarships to sophomores, juniors and seniors planning to pursue careers in the maritime industry.

Additional information, including eligibility requirements are available here.

WTS Chapter Scholarships

These scholarships are open to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs.

Learn more: WTS Chapter Scholarships