It’s an opportunity to aid Maritime labor, be it on the ships, tugs, or in the shipyards. Also to enlighten the general public on what the Merchant Marine does today and has done in the past. Lastly, to help educate the most professional mariners on the waterfront today and in the future.
The Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust understands a career at sea is worth aspiring to. In support of this the Trust has established a scholarship program that supports a diverse selection of students pursuing maritime careers.
We recognize that the costs of education and training have risen significantly in recent years, and we are dedicated to doing our part to provide financial assistance to those wanting to enter this vital career field.
All students awarded scholarships have demonstrated a great desire to serve in the maritime industry and have proven their capability with high standards in their academic work. They are in good standing with their schools and are recommended by key individuals who regularly observe their professionalism and dedication.