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. Scholarships are given to qualified applicants who complete the Marine and Maritime Scholarship Application.
The 2022-2023 Scholarship Application
Applicant Directions – ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED SO PLEASE ATTACH COPIES OF ALL REQUESTED ITEMS.
General Criteria for Eligibility:
Applicant must be a high school graduate.
Field of study must be Marine or Maritime Education to pursue a career in the Marine industry.
Applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher if that level is required for admission to the college, program or course of choice.
Application must be complete in its entirety and submitted no later than June 15, 2022.
Application Requirements – First Time Applicants must submit:
A copy of most recent student transcript that identifies GPA
SAT/ACT scores in math and reading
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).
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.
A picture of you in a Marine or Maritime environment is requested, but not required. This will be used for publications related to the scholarship program.
Applications are due by June 15, 2022
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 2021-2022
Marine & Maritime Scholarship Winners
The EYC Foundation is excited to announce this year’s EYCF scholarship winners. The Foundation awards $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.
Congrats to our 2021-2022 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 Winners
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 Winners
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 Winners
Michael Kaminskas II
*Recipient of the Stephen Voorhis Memorial Scholarship