Every day, Cal Maritime's world-class faculty, exceptional students, and distinguished alumni around the world are advancing the maritime industry. From its inception, the Academy has welcomed qualified students of all backgrounds with a desire to learn and contribute to society. However, state funding covers only part of what the university needs each year to support the programs, student aid, and faculty development that are Cal Maritime's hallmark.
The Maritime Fund provides annual support for projects, scholarships, and programs that exceed the basic operations budget. Faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends provide Cal Maritime with these annual budget-enhancing resources. Maritime Fund gifts are critical to maintaining the exceptional Cal Maritime experience. Below are examples of how the University's leaders put Annual Fund dollars to use.
•Lab equipment and supplies
•Faculty and students conferences
•Student class projects (e.g. senior Mechanical Engineering projects)