SWFMIA Scholarship and The Captain Ed Hansen Memorial Scholarship

The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association is proud to announce the availability of two $500.00 scholarships to be awarded annually. Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors or to students currently enrolled in a college or post-secondary trade or vocational school.

Qualifications: GPA: 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale

General:
Candidate must be a graduating high school senior who is either an:

  • Immediate family member (child, spouse) of a member in good standing of the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association
  • Immediate family member (child, spouse) of an individual currently employed by a member or business in good standing of the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association

NOTE: The member/business under which the candidate qualifies must be listed as the candidate's sponsor.

  • Candidate must display and provide confirmation of good work ethics, school attendance, civic and extra curricular activities, and leadership skills.
  • Candidate must provide a minimum 500 word essay detailing their educational plans and future occupational goals.

All eligibility questions should be addressed to the SWFMIA Board of Directors.

Scholarship Length: One-time award
Method of Payment: By check to institution after proof of enrollment is provided to SWFMIA Board of Directors
Application Process: Candidate must submit application form, two letters of recommendation, essay as described above, and supporting materials to the following address:
SWFMIA - Scholarship
P.O. Box 1510
Ft. Myers, FL 33902

To apply for a scholarship, download the application or fill out the form below.

Scholarship Application

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