Programs

Marine & Maritime Scholarship

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 RequirementsReapplication 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.

Directions for Completing Fillable PDF

Applications are due by May 15, 2023

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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.

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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
Ocean Engineering

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
Marine Transportation

Matt Wilson – SUNY Maritime College
Maritime Studies

John Donnelly – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Marine Transportation with Tug Endorsement

Ally Snead – University of Connecticut
Environmental Engineering

 

2018-2019 Marine & Maritime Scholarship Recipients

Addison Lash

Aidan Molesky

George Burkley

Gracelyn Bowers

Matt Wilson*

Max Ryder

Michael Kaminskas II

Kaila Kotkiewicz

Max Applegate

Brendan Mellinger

*Recipient of the Stephen Voorhis Memorial Scholarship

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