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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Please check back to this link periodically, as we use this space to post information regarding scholarship opportunities.

:  students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award receive an email from our office in early September regarding the process of securing a work study job.  For those students who have never worked through the Federal Work Study program before, be sure to bring your passport (or a picture ID and an original social security card) along with your banking account and routing number to campus with you in the fall.

NEW LOAN BORROWERS:  All new students who have been awarded a Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan and/or a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling as well as sign a DL Master Promissory Note.  Loans will be cancelled if these two steps have not been done.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS FROM THE CAPE:  The Cape Cod Association ( is now accepting on line applications from students who will be starting college in the fall, as well as currently enrolled students who will be enrolled this fall, who have received a scholarship from their association in the past.  Deadline for high school students is midnight on April 1, 2015.  Deadline for past recipients is midnight on March 15, 2015.  Follow the 'application' link once on their home page.


 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MTRA AND MENG CADETSThe Boston Port and Seaman's Aid Society has been awarding scholarships to MMA cadets over the past few years.  Cadets with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA who are Deck or Engine majors who are New England Residents (preference given to MA residents) are encouraged to apply.  Application due date:  February 23, 2015.

TKF Maritime Scholarship Fund
The TK Foundation believes that a specialized education can lead to an exciting and productive career in the vibrant maritime industry. The Maritime University Scholarship will support exceptional students that possess qualities and/or ambitions that will make the TK Foundation proud to be their sponsor.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a maritime major at a four-year accredited U.S. University and entering sophomore, junior or senior year
  • Be planning to enter the maritime industry
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need

Applications must be received by April 1 , 2015.
Students may apply online at; click on the “Apply Here” button



Applications for the Alcott Tobey Scholarship are currently available for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students.

  • must have at least a 2.5 gpa on a 4.0 scale (must attach transcript to application)
  • must be MA resident or a relative of a current MBSC member

application must be postmarked by April 1, 2015.

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