Each year, the Florida Harbor Pilots Association identifies two minority cadets attending any of the six maritime colleges nationwide who show enthusiasm and aptitude for a possible career track as a harbor pilot within the State of Florida. Each recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship during the school year. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship, each recipient receives $500 for travel expenses to attend a training session with a pilot association in Florida, where they have the opportunity to experience hands-on training and be exposed to all aspects of the harbor pilot career. To apply for a scholarship, please download the application.
For more information on our association’s scholarship opportunities, please contact Gretchen Rayborn at email@example.com or (850) 224-0219.
University of North Florida Scholarship
The St. Johns Bar Pilot Association, in conjunction with the Propeller Club of Jacksonville, have provided for the establishment of the “Propeller Club of Jacksonville Scholarship in Transportation & Logistics,” at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. This annual $1000 scholarship is available to University of North Florida students enrolled in the Coggin College of Business, who meet the required criteria. For more information and the full list of eligibility requirements, please contact: Lynn Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 620-1961.
Students who are eligible for the scholarship must be:
- Enrolled in the Coggin College as a Junior or Senior
- Earn a minimum UNF GPA of 3.0
- Declare a major in Transportation & Logistics and be a member of the Transportation & Logistics Society, the “Propeller Club Student Port” of UNF
Further, students who are eligible for the scholarship must:
- Be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester, and earn at least 24 credits by the end of the academic year
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be funded for the second semester
- Comply with all UNF rules, regulations and codes of conduct
Highly Skilled & Trained
The 2010 recipients of the Florida Harbor Pilots Association’s Scholarship Program have completed their internship at the Tampa Bay Pilots Association under Executive Director Allen Thompson. The recipients included Mary Ellen Coleman of the State University of New York Maritime College and John Fullmer of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Each recipient had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the pilotage profession, while getting exposure to the 24/7 operations of a major seaport.