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
Applicants must be current Cal Maritime students returning for the Fall 2019 semester. 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.
The Cal Maritime Foundation Application Web Site for Returning students will be available November 20, 2018 through January 26, 2019. To begin the application click on "The Application Web Site" and then click on the "Sign In" in the upper right corner. Applications submitted during this period will be for scholarships that are awarded in the 2019-20 academic year. Just use the General Application. You do not have to apply for individual scholaships.
Scholarships for New Students
Cal Maritime's Presidential Scholarships recognize the academic achievements of top California freshman enrolling in each of our six academic degree programs (majors). The Scholarships are funded through the generous donations to the Cal Maritime Foundation by businesses and individuals. Demonstrating financial need is not required to receive these scholarships.
The Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (WUE) program is designed to permit students from participating states to attend Cal Maritime at reduced tuition rates.
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.
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.
California State University Systemwide Scholarships
The Director of Financial Aid will coordinate all required information for selected candidates. The Deadline to submit applications to the Financial Aid Office is April 20, 2019.
CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement
The CSU Trustees' Awards for Outstanding Achievement recognize students who have demonstrated financial need, modeled exemplary academic performance, community service and personal accomplishments. This scholarship will be determined by the Cal Maritime Foundation Scholarship Committee based on the pool of applicants for Foundation Scholarships.
Trustee Emerita Claudia Hampton California Academy of Math and Science Endowment
Four $4,000 scholarships are available for students who have graduated from the California Academy of Math and Science High School.
Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students - OPEN YEAR ROUND!
Thiry-six (36) scholarships for $10,000 each are available for the 2019-20 academic year. Also, scholarships remain available for the current 2018-2019 academic year! Established in 1991, the scholarship supports students who have a visual disability with preference to legally blind students. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in at least 6.1 units per term. The CSU will continue to accept applications year-round. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.
Richard Leffingwell Scholarship
Two scholarships of $3,000 are available for students pursuing a course of study in Business and Economics and who have demonstrated an interest in public services. Preference will be given to military veterans.
Howard C. Christiansen Trust Endowment
Three $6,000 scholarships available to students studying any major in engineering towards a bachelors or graduate degree. Scholarship applications for the CSU Trsutees' Award will be selected first. If there are not enough enough engineering applicants, then the scholarship may be awarded to a second pool of engineering applicants oustide the CSU Trustees' Award.This scholarship will be determined by the Cal Maritime Foundation Scholarship Committee based on the pool of applicants for Foundation 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.
Student Secured Scholarship Provider Information:
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:
Students who have been awarded a student secured scholarship: