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Scholarships are forms of aid that help students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. 

California Maritime Foundation Scholarships- 

Cal Maritime receives annual scholarship funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and professional associations. The California Maritime Academy Foundation manages a number of scholarship endowments, many of them named in memory of distinguished individuals associated with The California Maritime Academy. Students are invited to apply annually. Recipients are selected based on their demonstrated leadership skills, merit, and financial need.

The 2014-15 Foundation Scholarship Application period closed at midnight on MARCH 9th. 

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. More

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. More

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. More

Student Secured Scholarships


Student Secured Scholarships are scholarships that students bring with them when they come 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 secure scholarships throughout the year. There are several free scholarship search engines you can use to search for scholarships. Some search engines and organizations to help with your search are listed below:

NerdScholar              Fastweb              CollegeBoard             College Net         

StudentAid.gov        StudentScholarships.org          U.S. Veterans Magazine

Scholarships for Engineering Students             Scholarships for Business Students

Scholarship America

Coast Guard Foundation

Sierra Pacific Foundation

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)

Japanese American Citizen League (JACL)

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Japanese American Scholarship Fund

National Military Family Association

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Advancing Women in Transportation

National Society of Black Engineers

National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Armenian Engineers & Scientists of America

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County

Maisin Scholars

The Community Foundation of Verdugos

Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund

Golden 1 Credit Union

The Kroger Co. Foundation

Smith Family Trusts (MCOE)

The Teagle Foundation

The Pedrozzi Foundation

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)