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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.  


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.





Accredited Schools Online Scholarships for Minority Students

East Bay Community

Mean Stinks

Savvy Saver

American Indian Science and Engineering

Edison International

Mendocino County

Scholarship Slam

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Merchants Exchange of Portland

Scholarships for Minorities

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship (APIASF)

Engage the Crowd Scholarship


Scholarships for Women - Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

Acuity Training

Ensurify Safe Driving Scholarship

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)

Shelving.com Business Scholarship

Advancing Women in STEM

Financial Women of San Francisco

Minorities in Engineering

SEO Optimizers

Apartments Scholarship

(Hawaii students)

Medical Assisting Scholarship

Smith Family Trusts (MCOE)

Avrek Law DriveSafe

Flosum Scholarship

Medals of America



Future of Assisted Living

Masters in Education Scholarships

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Amato Sanita Brighter Future

First Generation College Scholarship

Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship

Sterling Law Office Scholarship

April Cockerham DREAM Act

Foster Child College Scholarship


Structured Settlement Scholarship

Angie DiPietro Women in Business

Fry Scholarship

Music To Your Home

Student Loan Finance Corporation

Branded Bride Line Scholarship

General Contractors of America

Mathematics Scholarship Contest

Sixt Scholarship

BankMobile Financial Literacy

Giva Scholarships

Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) 

Sleepopolis Scholarship

BestSeekers Digital Marketing

Golden 1 Credit Union

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship

Bella Bathrooms


Noah's Event Venue

Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship

Good360 Sustainibility

National Debt Relief Scholarship

SchoolOfSEO Scholarship

The Bruce Provda Scholarship

Guerra Dental

National Military Family

Seth Okin Good Deeds

B. Davis

Graphic Design School Scholarship

NinjaEssays Writing Contest

Scott Yancey

California Water Agencies (ACWA)

Green Home Improvement

National Research Council of the National Academies

Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship

Coast Guard


National Society of Black Engineers

Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities

The CourseMinded Online Course

Horatio Alger

National Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers


Tatiana Mendez Future Resources

Caring.com Student  Caregiver Scholarship 


Orange County Community Foundation

Transportation Engineers

Cottage Inn

Hotel.com.au Online Travel & Tourism

Out-of-the-Box Scholarship

The Tree Center

Clubs Of America

iMove College Moving



Career Step Scholarships



Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund


IGS Clark Scholarship

Proven Data Recovery Scholarship


The Cloudwards Scholarship


Price Benowitz Social Justice


Courthouse Direct

InternetMarketing Scholarship

Points Scholarships

TK Foundation

Create Real Impact

iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship

Proof Reading

Tall Ships America

Courage to Grow

I Heart My School

Paramount Education Programs

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)


Just Porter's Creator's Scholarship

Pat Tillman

USAttorneys.com National Scholarship


JacksonWhite Criminal Law

Permit Bike Motorcycle


Dell Scholars

Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership


USAA Foundation Scholarship

Dapper Fox Entrepreneur 

Kush Arora Federal Criminal Justice Reform

PDFfiller Paperless World 

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur

PlasticPlace Green Scholarship


Drink Brain Juice

Low VA Rates Military Scholarship

PritzerOlsen Food Safety

Women in STEM

Driver Training

LA Tutors

ProofreadingServices Scholarship


Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

Look Twice, Save A Life


Whirlwind Steel Student Scholarship

Doorbusters Black Friday Scholarship

Legacy Planning Scholarship

Race Entry Student Scholarship

Wholesale Halloween Costume Scholarship

DrugNews Scholarships


Reservation Counter

Breant Wieand Esquire Scholarship

Digital Marketing Scholarship


Reverie Innovation

World Climate Change Challenge (WCCC)

Discontrue Scholarship


Rover College Scholarship

Youth Noise Scholarship



The Raab Collection Stewards of History

Your Company Formations


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.