Maritime Scholarships

All Maritime students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. 

Alfultis Family Scholarship

Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, Ph.D., current president of SUNY Maritime, and his wife Kimberly Alfultis established this need-based scholarship for the benefit of underrepresented students at SUNY Maritime. 

Recipients must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need.

ABS Scholarship Fund

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) believes in financially supporting the educational efforts of deserving students planning a career in the field of engineering or naval architecture. For more than 100 years, ABS has provided funds to universities with strong academic programs in these maritime industry fields for disbursement among top students.

Students must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in a relevant engineering field. They must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, exhibit good leadership qualities with involvement in school clubs or programs, and must be of good character.

Admiral's Dinner Scholarships

Funded by generous supporters of the annual Admiral's Scholarship Dinner, these funds are dispersed at three levels:

  • St. Mary's Scholarship

  • Empire Scholarship

  • Newport Scholarship

Arthur M. Tode 1912 Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established as a bequest from Lt. Cmdr. Arthur M. Code, a graduate of SUNY Maritime College from 1912, to benefit students of SUNY Maritime College.

Billy Mac Endowed Scholarship Fund

Patricia McCarthy (donor) and her family and friends established the Billy Mac Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2006 in memory of her son, William McCarthy '07.

To establish a need-based scholarship to benefit members of the regiment of cadets. Cadet-students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a son or daughter of a civil or public servant, including but not limited to the NYPD, FDNY, New York State Troopers, etc.

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • Must be in good regimental and academic standing

  • Documented financial need

  • Preference will be given to a cadet-student who is an active member of SUNY Maritime College's varsity or club sporting teams

Recipients may forfeit the scholarship if they:

  • Do not enroll full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • Fail to remain in good regimental and academic standing as outlined above

  • Are found guilt of academic dishonesty and/or violate the college's student code of conduct.

CAP (Cadet Appointment Program)

In recognition of the college's unique programs of study, the New York State Legislature has approved the Cadet Appointment Program at Maritime College whereby elected officials can nominate qualified New York State residents from across the state to attend the college and receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for their undergraduate studies.

Nomination does not guarantee receipt of the scholarships. There are a limited number of CAP scholarships each year.

Captain Edward J. Mallon Scholarship Fund

Captain Edward J. Mallon Scholarship Fund

Captain Joseph Buonocore Class of 1979 Scholarship Fund

This agreement between the Class of 1979 Advisory Board (Fund Advisory Board) and the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler Foundation, Inc. (Foundation), hereby establishes a scholarship endowment for the benefit of students at SUNY Maritime College.

The scholarship will be known as the Class of 1979 Endowed Scholarship Fund and is to be administered under the following terms and conditions.

  1. The Fund Advisory Board wishes for the fund to continue in perpetuity. Scholarships generated from this endowment schools also be awarded to cadet-students in perpetuity.

  2. The fund will be managed to reach and maintain a target minimum balance of $25,000.

  3. The scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the president of SUNY Maritime College for the purpose of recruiting incoming students. Scholarship recipients should have a high school GPA of 3.0, can major in any academic program provided by the college and must be members of the regiment of cadets.

  4. The amount of money available for scholarships each year will be determined by the investment policy of the foundation.

  5. Interest earned by this fund that is not awarded in scholarships, as well as additional gifts made to the fund will be reinvested in the Class of 1979 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

  6. The Fund Advisory Board will be advised of the amount available for scholarships each year and will also be advised of the recipients. The Fund Advisory Board may offer guidance to the president regarding the awarding of scholarships.

  7. For the purpose of investment only, the monies of the fund may be pooled with other funds of the foundation provided that the identity of the principal and income from the fund is clearly delineated.

  8. Announcement of this fund, including the amount to be contributed to this fund and pertinent details shall be made in the usual college publications provided for this purpose unless otherwise instructed by the Fund Advisory Board.

Captain Robert E. Johnston 1969 Scholarship

Qualifications

  • The scholarship is restricted to a member of the regiment of cadets who is pursuing the USCG license program. 

  • The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be a student in good standing with the regiment of cadets

  • The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

  • The recipient will be selected by the college.

The annual scholarship will be awarded to a cadet-student who is in compliance with all of the terms and conditions set forth above.

Captain Steven A. Jennings 1937 Sailing Scholarship Fund

Captain Steven A. Jennings 1937 Sailing Scholarship Fund

Charles Balancia Class of 1956 Annual Scholarship Fund

Charles Balancia Class of 1956 Annual Scholarship Fund

Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund

Funded by the Class of 1956 Scholarship Committee

Recipient of the tuition scholarship shall only be cadet-students of the regimental program at the college. They will be chosen by the college on the basis of documented financial need, academic standing, and regimental standing.

Question for the student applicant:

The Class of 1956 scholarship is based on financial need. In a brief paragraph, please demonstrate your financial need.

Class of 1957 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Funded by the members of the SUNY Maritime College Class of 1957

Students eligible to apply for and receive this scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be a member of the regiment of cadets and pursuing a U.S. Coast Guard license

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Pursue an undergraduate degree

  • Scholarships should be available to incoming students as well as current students

The scholarship may be forfeited if the student:

  • is not enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • fails to maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • is found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violates the college's student code of conduct and is not in good standing with the regiment of cadets

Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund

Question for student:

  1. Are you an incoming cadet?

  2. The Class of 1958 Scholarship is based on financial need. Briefly demonstrate your need (50 word maximum).

Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provided by the members of the SUNY Maritime College Class of 1961

To establish a merit-based scholarship to benefit high achieving students studying at SUNY Maritime College. Students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Maintain a grade-point average of 3.3 or greater

  • Preference will be given to a graduate-level student who chooses any major within the college

Recipients may forfeit the scholarship if they:

  • Do not enroll full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • Fail to remain in good academic standing as outlined above

  • Are found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violate the university student code of conduct

Class of 1966 Endowed Summer Sea Term Scholarship Fund

Provided by the members of the Class of 1966 (Donors) and the SUNY Maritime Foundation, Inc.

Cadets eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or greater for the last semester prior to the cruise

  • Studying for deck, engine or any sub-major, provided they are in the USCG Merchant Marine license track

  • Scholarship is independent of class year

  • Only available to cadet-students that will be serving their summer sea term aboard the Empire State VI or successor school training vessels

  • Cadet-student must be a member of the regiment and be in good standing in accordance with the commandant of cadets

Recipients may forfeit the scholarship if they:

  • Are not enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 15 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year prior to deployment

  • Fail to remain in good regimental standing as outlined above

  • Are found guilt of academic dishonesty and/or violate the college's student code of conduct

Class of October 1946 Endowment Scholarship Fund

Provided by the Class of October '46 Endowment Scholarship Committee

For entering regimental cadet-students to the college, to assist in obtaining uniforms, books and other necessary entrance expenses for those entering regimental cadet-students, upon application, who are unable to provide said funds and/or who are in need of financial aid.

The recipients are to be only cadet-students who are members of the regiment and have completed their indoctrination period and shall be awarded after completion of said period.

Clay Maitland Endowed Scholarship in International Transportation Management Fund

Available to students majoring in International Transportation Management

Connie Awards Scholarships

Connie Awards Scholarships

ConocoPhillips Scholarship

ConocoPhillips Scholarship

Donald P. Brennan 1961 Scholarship for International Business Fund

Donald P. Brennan 1961 Scholarship for International Business Fund

Dr. John J. & Patricia C. Foody Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. John J. Foody, former chairman of the SUNY Maritime College Engineering Department, and his wife Patricia C. Foody, former Principal Clerk of the college (donors)

The criteria for the selection of the Food Scholarship recipients shall be the following:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Majoring in Engineering, including Naval Architecture

  • Recipients must be in good standing in respect to conduct and academics

  • Demonstrated financial need a plus, but is not a requirement

  • Department interview on request of department chair

Dr. Thomas J. Mackell Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Thomas J. Mackell Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Elizabeth Bonn Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provided by the Elizabeth A. Bonn Family

Criteria:

  • Must be a female student

  • Must be pursuing a license degree program

  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Follett Textbook Scholarship

Follett Textbook Scholarship

Foreign Commerce Club of New York Scholarship Fund

Scholarship provided by the Foreign Commerce Club of New York

G&H Towing Company Endowed Scholarship Fund

Scholarship provided by G&H Towing Company

Students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Student must be enrolled in our regimental program within the deck license option

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • An interest in working in the tugs and towing industry

  • Preference will be given to a student willing to work in the Gulf of Mexico region upon graduation

Recipients may forfeit the scholarship if they:

  • Do not enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • The cadet-student will retain the funding until they graduate, provided they remain in good academic and regimental standing

  • Are found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violate the college's student handbook

GCT USA Scholarship Fund

Provided by Global Container Terminals

Gil-Bar Industries Summer Sea Term Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provided by Gil-Bar Industries

Students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • A member of the regiment of cadets

  • Must have a grade-point average of 2.6 or greater at the time of application

  • Must have 1/C standing and be participating in the 90-day summer sea term

  • Obtain on recommendation from a professor and one from a ship's officer

  • Preference will be given to a cadet-student that is involved with sports, a leadership position or maintains employment as a student

Scholarship may be forfeited if the student:

  • Is not enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • Is found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violates the college's student code of conduct or loses their good standing with the regiment

IANA Scholarship Award Fund

Provided by the Intermodal Association of Northern America

The fund was created to benefit eight undergraduate students that intend to work in the intermodal industry upon graduation. The fund will be available to eight members of the undergraduate student body enrolled at the college as members of the regiment (deck or engine), or the non-license, internship, non-regimented program. Each recipient will receive $1,250 for one academic year if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree with junior or higher standing

  • Must have a GPA of 2.7 or greater to be considered

The scholarship is forfeited if a student:

  • Is not enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect)

  • Fails to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75

  • Is found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violates the college's student code of conduct

  • Fails to maintain good standing in the regiment of cadets, when applicable.

The student must also briefly describe their interest in the intermodal industry (maximum 150 word count).

John Swaine 1986 Scholarship Fund

John Swaine 1986 Scholarship Fund

Kirby Inland Marine Scholarship Fund

Applicants must respond to the following questions:

  1. Do you plan on participating in an internship or cadet-shipping program with Kirby Inland Marine?

  2. Briefly describe your interest in the tugboating industry (maximum 200 word count)

Marine Society of the City of New York Annual Scholarship Fund

Marine Society of the City of New York Annual Scholarship Fund

Michael Georgiadis Scholarship Fund

Scholarship provided by Mrs. Arlene Georgiadis

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a Marine Engineering major

  • Applicant must be a 2nd or 3rd year student

  • Must be pursuing a license degree program

  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA

Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Scholarship Fund

Provided by Morton S. Bouchard Jr.

The Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Scholarship will recognize students who demonstrate the achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue careers in the petroleum barge industry. The top cadet-student will be selected to receive the award based on the criteria including:

  • Major/field of study - full-time enrollment in a license option program (deck or engine department) demonstrating interest/desire to pursue a career in the petroleum barge industry and/or pursuing a TOAR

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, evidenced by participation and positions held in student organizations, activities, community service, and the regiment of cadets, and be a cadet in good standing

  • Demonstrated safety record and safety leadership

  • Academic status, must be in good standing

  • Financial need

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants are required to write a short essay concerning their interest in the petroleum industry, how they will be Abel to use their education to participate in the petroleum barge industry, and how the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Scholarship will enhance their life in the petroleum barge industry.

Organization of Black Maritime Graduates Fund

Scholarship provided by the Organization of Black Maritime Graduates

President's Circle Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is restricted to a cadet-student who is a member of the regiment and is enrolled in the Marine Transportation and with the intention of passing the United States Coast Guard examination to qualify as an officer in the United States Merchant Marine as either (i) third mate of steam and motor vessels, oceans, unlimited tonnage, any horsepower. The scholarship will terminate if the cadet-student does not satisfy the foregoing requirements during their enrollment at the Maritime College.

The recipient will show evidence of financial need and file all appropriate documentation with the college's financial aid office.

The recipient of the scholarship must have a minimum SAT of 1200, and a high school GPA of 3.0. The recipient is expected to maintain a 2.75 GPA and graduate in four years. The recipient will be a participant in the United States Navy MMR program.

In the event the recipient of the scholarship withdraws from Maritime College or ceases to be in the regiment, the scholarship will be awarded to a new recipient who meets the prescribed criteria.

RADM S. Frank Gallo USN 1957 and Joanne B. Gallo Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provided by Frank and JoAnne Gallo

Students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • A member of the regiment of cadets

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or greater

  • Studying to pursue an undergraduate degree

The scholarship may be forfeited if the student:

  • Is not enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • Fails to maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Is found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violated the college's student code of conduct and is in good standing with the regiment

Rovery Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provided by Jill and William Mullen

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Any incoming or existing student who is pursuing a degree in any major

  • Recipient must be a United States citizen

  • Recipient will have documented need

  • The recipient will have a GPA of 3.2 or higher

Steven McCall Scholarship

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a Marine Engineering major

  • Must be in the regiment of cadets

  • Must be pursuing a license degree program

  • Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Summer Sea Term Scholarship Fund

This fund provides cadet-students will funds to assist in paying for summer sea term.

Thomas 1976 and Kathleen Merrell Endowed Scholarship Fund

Provided by Thomas and Kathleen Merrell

The fund is being created to establish a scholarship to benefit a member of the regiment of cadets studying at SUNY Maritime College. Students eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • A member of the regiment of cadets, pursuing a deck license

  • Maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or greater

  • Involved in extracurricular activities

Scholarship may be forfeited if the student:

  • Is not enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credits per semester) in the semester/academic year for which the scholarship is in effect

  • Fails to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Is found guilty of academic dishonesty and/or violates the college's student code of conduct and falls out of good regimental standing

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Provided by Crowley

The program will adhere to the selection criteria set forth

  • Full-time enrollment in a license option program (deck or engine department) demonstrating interest/desire to pursue a seagoing career

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, evidenced by participation and positions held in student organizations, activities, the regiment of cadets, or community service

  • Recipients must have cadet-shipped with Crowley

  • Financial need

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Former recipients will be given preference

To apply, students must submit:

  • Cadet-student biography with high-resolution color photo with completed application package

  • Applicants are required to write a short essay discussing their interest in sailing with Crowley

Tug Valour Memorial Fund Inc. Annual Scholarship

Provided by Tug Valour Memorial Fund Inc.

An award(s) equivalent to $8,000 will be made annually to a student at Maritime College who meets the following criteria:

  • A student enlisted and participating in the U.S. Coast Guard license program. They may be enrolled in either the engineering or deck program.

  • A student enlisted in the regiment and in good standing

  • A student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in any major

  • The recipient must be a United States citizen

  • The recipient will have documented financial need

  • The recipient will have a GPA of 2.7 or higher

Walter H. Seiling Fund

Provided by Lilian O. Sieling and Dr. Walter H. Seiling

Students must be in the regiment of cadets and good standing

William L. Babel Scholarship Fund

Provided by the Family of William L. Babel

To be selected for the Babel Scholarship, recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in good regimental standing in the regiment of cadets

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student

  • Must be pursuing a Coast Guard license

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Demonstrated financial need a plus, but is not a requirement

  • Must be a citizen of the United States

Women's Seamen's Friend Society of Connecticut Scholarship Fund

Women's Seamen's Friend Society of Connecticut Scholarship Fund

Women's Propeller Club Port of New York Scholarship

Provided by the Women's Propeller Club of the United States

Scholarship recipient must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be of good moral character

  • Must have achieved a level of scholarship equivalent to 3.0 or better

  • Must be in need of financial assistance

  • Must be in his/her second or third year of study at the college

  • Must acknowledge in writing to Women's Propeller Club, Port of New York, recipient of scholarship award