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Scholarships

Scholarships are financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit or specific criteria set by the university and/or the donors.  The criteria usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.

California Maritime Foundation Scholarships

The California Maritime Academy Foundation manages all scholarship endowments on behalf of the University.  Annual interest earned by the endowments provides a source for student scholarships.  The Foundation also receives annual scholarship funds from individuals, bequests, corporations, foundations and professional associations. 
 
Awards are based on donor agreements that set a specific minimum GPA that can vary by scholarship.  Additional criteria, such as major, are also set by donors.  Recipients are identified by scholarship application or faculty nomination.  
 

Eligibility

A listing of all available scholarships will be published by October 11.  Applications must be submitted annually in order to receive a scholarship.  Funding is not guaranteed from one term to the next.  Academic GPA standing must be maintained in order to qualify for second semester payments as well as eligibility for awards in following years.  Failure to maintain required  academic standing for any semester, submission of an application, or compliance with scholarship criteria  will result in the loss of an award.   

APPLICATION WEB SITE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS will be available from 12/1/15 through 2/15/16.  Applications submitted during this period will be for scholarships that are awarded in the 2016-17 academic year.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (WUE)
The Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (WUE) program is designed to permit students from participating states to attend Cal maritime at reduced tuition rates.

Captain David Lyman Scholarship for Hawaii Residents  
The Captain David Lyman Scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Captain David Lyman as a longtime member of Hawaii's maritime community by providing financial incentive for Hawaii students to apply to and enroll at the California Maritime Academy and pursue a profession in the maritime field..

Osher Foundation Scholarship
The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation.  The Osher Foundation Term Endowment was established to provide scholarships of $5,000 or less to community college transfer students.

Student Secured Scholarships

Student secured scholarships are those students bring with them to Cal Maritime.  Generally, these scholarships are given to students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent.  Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country, or who demonstrate financial need.

Students can search for and apply for scholarships throughout the year.  There are several free scholarship search engines you can use to search for scholarships.  You can find some of these scholarship search engines and organizations below.
 

Links to Off-Campus Scholarship Opportunities
 Each have individual qualifications, deadlines, and application procedures.

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Advancing Women in Transportation

East Bay Community

Maisin Scholars

San Diego Foundation

American Council of Engineering Companies
DEADLINE:
Mar. 9, 2015

Edison International

Marine Technology

Seabee Memorial

American Indian Science and Engineering

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Mendocino County

Siemens

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME)

Emerson Industrial Automation
(Engineering)

Merchants Exchange of Portland

Sierra Pacific

American Veterans

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Mesothelioma

Shutterfly Business 

Andrade Law Offices Scholarship Exxon Mobil LOFT Fellowship Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)

Smith Family Trusts (MCOE)

Armenian Engineers & Scientists of America

Fantasy Sports Daily

Minorities in Engineering

SoftwareProviders

Avrek DriveSafe Scholarship Financial Women of SF National Debt Relief Scholarship

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Asian Employees-Port of Oakland

Fisher House Foundation (Military children)

National Defense Transportation-SF/Bay Area Chapter

Sterling Law Office Scholarship

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship (APIASF)

Fisher House Foundation (Military children)

National Military Family

Structured Settlement Scholarship

Asian Women in Business
Deadline: 10/2015

Formswift $1000 Scholarship

National Research Council of the National Academies

Student Loan Finance Corporation

Avrek Law DriveSafe

Friends of the Richmond Public Library & Richmond Public Library

National Society of Black Engineers

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

AXA

Fry Scholarship

National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Teagle

BankMobile Financial Literacy
 

Fukunaga
(Hawaii students)

Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) 

TicketCity

BBB&C Scholarship Essay Contest

Gamers In Real Life

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

TK Foundation

Benjamin A Gilman International Program General Contractors of America Orange County Community Foundation Transportation Engineers

Bureau International des Containers - BIC Scholarship

Golden 1 Credit Union

Paramount Education Programs

TREA

California Transportation

GoodCall

Pat Tillman

Tall Ships America

CableTV.com

Great Lakes-STEM

Pedrozzi

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship

California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Helping Women Pay for College

Penn Intermodal Leasing, LLC

TutorThePeople

Coast Guard

Hotels.org

PDFfiller Paperless World 

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Chen Foundation IGS Clark Scholarship   USAA Foundation Scholarship

Caring.com Student  Caregiver Scholarship 

Infoparrot

PG&E

Verdugos

Cheap Auto Insurance Scholarship

InternetMarketing Scholarship

PlasticPlace Green Scholarship

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Clubs Of America

Japanese American Citizen League (JACL)

ProofreadingServices Scholarship

WalMart

College Drug Awareness Japanese American Scholarship Fund
(JASF)
Race Entry Student Scholarship

WebsiteToolTester

CompareCard  Jesse Brown Memorial Reservation Counter Whirlwind Steel Student Scholarship
Chipotle Cultivating Thought Kroger Co.   Women Engineers
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Kush Arora   Youth Maritime Training

Cosmetic and Dental Implant Center

LA Tutors    
Credibly Innovation In Business Lake Erie Marine Trades    
Digital Marketing Scholarship LendingTree    
DISHPromotions.com      
Dell Scholars      
Dapper Fox Entrepreneur       

Student Secured Scholarship Provider Information:

  1. Make checks payable to Cal Maritime
  2. Identify the student's name in the memo section of the check.
  3. Provide contact information and any special instruction in a letter to accompany the check.
  4. Scholarships without special instructions are divided equally between semesters.
  5. Mail scholarship checks to:

Cal Maritime Financial Aid Office
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590

6.     Preferred scholarship check schedule

August for the Fall semester or academic year
December for the Spring semester
March for the Summer semester

When Cal Maritime receives a check:

  • The Financial Aid Office will enter the scholarship amount in the student's financial aid award.If the funds are received prior to the start of the semester, it is considered "pending aid" and will defer the tuition payment until the first disbursement of the semester. 
  • Cal Maritime will verify the student meets enrollment or other criteria specified prior to disbursing the scholarship check. 
  • After university charges are paid, any  remaining funds will be disbursed to the student.

Students who have been awarded a student secured scholarship:

  1. You are required to notify the Cal Maritime Financial Aid Office with a copy of your scholarship award.
  2. The organization that awards you the scholarship will generally mail the check to Cal Maritime. If mailed to you directly, bring it to the Financial Aid Office for processing.
  3. The Financial Aid Office will coordinate your scholarship award with your financial aid award package.