Stemming the tide of a diminishing seafaring workforce is not only a worthwhile cause, but we believe it is a national imperative.
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.

All materials must be in the hands of the Scholarship Committee by due date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include the application, short essay, press release form and picture of applicant, as well as one recommendation letter.  A transcript copy can be sent by EMAIL and followed up by the official mailed transcript.

The scholarship application process is NOW OPEN for the spring awards.


Official transcripts can be mailed to:
The Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust, P.O. Box 653, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

2019-2020 Scholarship Winners – Congratulations!
The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust is pleased to present these students as the recipients of the inaugural scholarship awards made by the Trust earlier this year.

James Gillway, Maine Maritime Academy
Jared Yawn, San Jacinto College, Maritime Technology & Training Center
Joseph Neron, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Yunus Aybar, Cal Maritime Academy
Anthony Stefanelli, State of New York Maritime College
Keith Baker, Great Lakes Maritime Academy