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The Captain David Lyman Scholarship for Hawaii Residents

The Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR off of Lahaina Maui Hawaii at sunset

The Captain David Lyman Endowed Scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Captain Lyman (Cal Maritime Class of 1965, Deck) 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.

A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded in the academic year. The total number of awards and amount is dependent on the endowment earnings.   Scholarships are on average a minimum of $2,000 per year and are renewable up to a maximum total of four years.  Students must apply annually and must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.   Failure to maintain academic standing for any semester or comply with the specified criteria outlined below will result in the loss of this award.  

  • Freshman students must maintain a minimum 2.25 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students must maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA


To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the state of Hawaii;

  • Submit an online admission application to Cal Maritime by November 30th of the year preceding the year you enter;

  • Be a student pursuing their first bachelor's degree;

  • Be a student pursuing a degree in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering (USCG License Track) and

  • Apply for the scholarship through the financial aid online software (which will be linked here) from November 30th through Jaunary 15.

Questions regarding the scholarship should be addressed to:

Robert Arp
Vice President for University Advancement
Executive Director, CMA Foundation 
California State University Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: 707-654-1037
Fax: 707-654-1247
e-mail: rarp@csum.edu


All students who meet the above criteria will be considered for the Scholarship. The final group of applicants will be selected by a committee made up of members of the Hawaii maritime community, the Lyman family, and the Cal Maritime scholarship committee.  The applicants presented for final consideration will best exemplify the legacy of Capt. Lyman through the applicants' history and potential as presented in the application materials. 

Individuals selected as part of the final group must have received an offer of admission prior to final consideration.  The awardee(s) will be selected from the group and determined by the California Maritime Academy Vice President for University Advancement, the Scholarship Committee and the Director of Admissions. The Cal Maritime Office of Financial Aid will be the point of contact for all scholarship applicants. 

Scholarship winners will be notified by March 15.  In the event that the scholarship winner chooses not to attend Cal Maritime, a new winner will be selected from the remaining finalists and notified as soon as possible.