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The NMRA Maritime Trades Scholarship Program

The NMRA scholarship is awarded annually to individuals pursuing education related to the maritime trades. Funds for the scholarships are raised from NMRA members.

Here are success stories from 2 past scholarship recipients:

Noah Luff graduated from the California Maritime Academy in April, 2018 with a marine transportation degree and is now employed by the Washington State Ferries. Grateful to the NMRA for its support in his educational goals, Luff now aspires to become a boat captain. When asked how he'd advise his past self, Luff said he'd counsel to persevere, take it one day at a time, and remember to keep things in perspective.

Andrew Grossi is in the home stretch of the Yacht Design program at the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. He said, "I am doing well - I have a GPA of 97 and consistently receive positive instructor's reviews for my designs, so please know that the NMRA's money is being spent in a good manner." Grossi currently works at a marine canvas and upholstery shop in the Cape Cod area. He's scheduled to graduate mid-2019 and has already applied to a number of boatbuilding companies and naval architecture firms.

The scholarship program begins accepting applications in the Spring annually and recipients are selected during the summer. For more information, email info@nmraonline.org with NMRA Scholarship in the subject line.