In keeping with our mission, the Marine and Maritime Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students who choose to pursue a career in the Marine Industry. Every year the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation awards $20,000 in scholarships to high school graduates pursuing Marine or Maritime education, payable $1000/semester or $2000/year to the school or training program’s business office or Bursar.
The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application
Applicant Directions – ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED SO PLEASE ATTACH COPIES OF ALL REQUESTED ITEMS.
General Criteria for Eligibility:
- Applicant must hold US citizenship or lawful US residency as shown by ONE of the following:
- Copy of US passport (current or expired).
- Copy of US civil issued birth certificate.
- Copy of Alien Registration Card (also known as Green Card).
- Copy of Naturalization/Citizenship Certificate.
- Applicant must be a high school graduate.
- Applicant must have been admitted to a college, school or training program that charges tuition and/or room-and-board (or in which students are responsible for arranging their own room-and-board), to study or train in a field related to the marine or maritime industry in order to pursue a career in that field.
- Applicant must meet the GPA admission criteria of the college, training program, or choice of study.• Applicant is not required to be a Maryland resident, although if well-qualified applicants exceeds funding, some preference will be given to residents of Maryland and its contiguous states and district (District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia).
- Application must be complete in its entirety and submitted no later than May 15, 2023.
Application Requirements – First Time Applicants must submit:
- A copy of evidence or proof of admission to a marine or maritime school or training program.
- A copy of most recent student transcript that identifies GPA
- A typed essay on the following (400 words or more):
- “Tell me about experiences that influenced your decision to pursue a marine or maritime career and how these experiences will help you in your choice of a specific career”
- At least two letters of reference must accompany this application (one letter of reference must be from a teacher who is familiar with your career goals and aptitude).
- NOTE: First-time applicant submittal of ACT/SAT scores is optional.
Application Requirements – Reapplication for Previous Recipients of the EYC Foundation Marine & Maritime Scholarship
A copy of your most recent student transcript that identifies your GPA.
A short paragraph that describes how this year of study has impacted your path to your Marine & Maritime career.
NOTE: A picture of you in a Marine or Maritime environment is requested, but not required. This will be used for to publicize the scholarship program.
Applications are due by May 15, 2023
Applications should be submitted electronically to EYCFScholarships@gmail.com, or mailed to EYC Foundation:
ATTN: Marine and Maritime Scholarship Committee,
PO Box 3205, 317 First Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.
Congrats to our 2022-2023
Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
The EYC Foundation is excited to announce this year’s EYCF scholarship recipients. The Foundation awards roughly $20,000 each year to students seeking post-high school education opportunities in the Marine and Maritime fields. EYCF awards each student with $1,000 per semester as long as they maintain their grades and focus on the Marine and Maritime Industries. This year there was a strong field of applicants and EYCF is very excited to support these students on their journey towards a career in the Marine and Maritime industries.
2022-2023 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
James Breil – SUNY Maritime majoring in Naval Architecture
Will Arnone – Maine Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation
Tyler Munson – St. Mary’s College of Maryland majoring in Marine Science
Teleri Wilt – Massachusetts Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation
Connor McKee – U.S. Naval Academy studying Maritime Science and Engineering
Chris Grieves – Webb Institute majoring in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Chris Kaminskas – Coastal Carolina University majoring in Marine Science
Andrew Artaserse – California Statue University Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation
Kyle Murphy – Webb Institute majoring in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Ally Snead – The University of Connecticut majoring in Chemical Engineering
Einar Sharpe – Apprenticeshop studying Boatbuilding and Seamanship
Dylan Bender – California Statue University Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation
Nathaniel Gifford -Massachusetts Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation
2021-2022 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
Riley Edwards – University of Tampa and majoring in Marine Science/Biology
Will Arnone – Maine Maritime Academy for Marine Transportation
Ksanthipi Lapa – SUNY Maritime College for International Transportation and Trade
Teleri Wilt – Massachusetts Maritime Academy for Marine Transporation
Max Applegate – Massachusetts Maritime for Transportation
Chris Grieves – Webb Institute for Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Chris Kaminskas – Coastal Carolina University for Marine Science
Kaila Kotkiewicz – SUNY Maritime for International Transportation & Trade
Kyle Murphy – Webb Institute for Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Ally Snead – The University of Connecticut for Chemical Engineering
2020-2021 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
John Donnelly, Mass Maritime
Ally Sneed, UConn
Addison Lash, Mass Maritime
Kalia Kotjiewicz, SUNY Maritime
Max Applegate, Mass Maritime
Chris Kaminskas, Coastal Carolina
Clayton Russel, SUNY Maritime
John Morrison, Old Dominion
Chris Grieves, Webb
Kyle Murphy, Webb.
2019-2020 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
Gracie Bowers – University of New Orleans
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
George Burkley – Florida Institute of Technology
Michael Kaminskas – Coastal Carolina University
Marine Biology and Marine Chemistry
Kaila Kotkiewicz – SUNY Maritime College
International Trade and Transportation
Addison Lash – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Mate of Tugs Credential Program
Aidan Molesky – SUNY Maritime College
Engineering in Naval Architecture
Maxwell Ryder – SUNY Maritime College
Matt Wilson – SUNY Maritime College
John Donnelly – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Marine Transportation with Tug Endorsement
Ally Snead – University of Connecticut
2018-2019 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients
Michael Kaminskas II
*Recipient of the Stephen Voorhis Memorial Scholarship