For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Lady Buc Scholarship
MMA is celebrating the legacy of women on campus!
Nearly forty years ago five brave women did something that had never been done before; they graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. These strong women blazed a trail for hundreds that would follow in their footsteps and their efforts changed not only Academy culture but the maritime industry. Women from all walks of life have been afforded tremendous opportunity (both personally and professionally) because of the profound act taken by five bold women.
The Lady Buc Scholarship will benefit dynamic young women - in good regimental standing - attending MMA who demonstrate financial need. The Scholarship will support a female student each year, in perpetuity (maybe more depending on what we raise).
So how do we do this? We raise $25,000.
Thank you to MMA Athletics for raising $3,500 from the proceeds of the Women’s Athletics Golf Tournament (save the date for next year, May 7 at Cummaquid Golf Club) to start us off! The goal is to get the scholarship endowed by the end of this Academic year so it can be given out for 2018-2019 school year!
MMA Alumnae Challenge: May 1-21 come together with your female shipmates in your class and see which class can get the highest percent participation in giving to the Academy. When you make a gift between May 7-21 you will also be helping MMA win the Maritime Alumni Participation Challenge. So make sure to participate so that MMA wins the Maritime Alumni Participation Challenge AND the Lady Buc Scholarship gets closer to being funded. (Oh, and the class that wins gets a free drink at Beers with the Admiral!) Updates will be available when the challenge starts.
Make your best gift today to support the Lady Buc Scholarship and Maritime Challenge! On the form select “other” and write in Lady Bucs Scholarship. Once you make your gift spread the word using social media using our Givalanche which pops up once you make your gift.
Consider making a recurring gift. What is a recurring gift? It allows you to donate an amount you decide monthly that can ultimately amount to more than you might be able to give with a one-time gift. For example a gift of $50 per month would total $600 a year or $100 per month is $1,200 a year (and you'd qualify for the Admiral's Circle).