Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships and other opportunities while in High School

Megan Vogel Scholarship

The Ballard High School Maritime Academy steering committee is honoring the memory and legacy of an influential teacher and leader, Megan Vogel. Megan was passionate about students challenging themselves to be better than their best and to be open to learning opportunities found outside of the classroom. To honor her spirit we have set up a scholarship fund for BMA students in need.

The scholarship will provide financial assistance for BMA students seeking to earn UW credit or participate in an educational experience beyond the classroom. During the fall of 2014 scholarship applications will be requested specifically for UW credit in a UW in the high school course. If funds allow, in the spring of 2015 we will host another application drive, for funding out of classroom education experiences. Scholarship will cover no more than 50% of activity. Number of scholarships will be dependent on amount of scholarship funds available per school year.

Applications are due to Noam Gundle, Oceanography instructor, by October 6th, 2014. Application consists of filling out application form and a 500 word essay describing financial need and how the scholarship will further the students personal and career goals. See application for more details:  BHS maritime Scholar Application 2014

If you would like to make a donation to the Megan Vogel Scholarship fund and you can’t make it to our fundraising dinner – please send a check – which is a tax deductible donation – Fed Tax ID: 91-1303069 – made out to BHS PTSA in the memo please put Ballard Maritime Academy MV scholarship. At this time we cannot take credit cards.

Mail to: Ballard High School PTSA, 1418 NW 65th St., Seattle WA 98117

Norm Manly Scholarship

The 2014 Norm Manly Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarships are available to students pursuing maritime training and education in community colleges, technical and vocational programs, colleges, universities, maritime academies or other educational institutions. Norm Manly YMTA Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 in the spring of 2015 to help pay for tuition and books. For more information and an application form go to the YMTA website.

BHS Golden Beavers Scholarship  – students must get application from BHS counselor

Lief Erikson Scholarships – six scholarships to choose from!

Norwegian Commercial Club – scholarship for BMA students!

Ballard High School Scholarship Information

District Four Masonic Scholarship

NOAA – Junior Leader Program (not a scholarship but an awesome experience)

NOAA – Oceans for Life Program (not a scholarship but an awesome experience)

Scholarships and things to consider once you are accepted or in College

Crowley Scholarship (must be accepted to participating University)

Scholarships in Marine Studies and Technology

NOAA Scholarships and Internships

NOAA Corps   (great opportunities for College graduates)


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