Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today announced that he will be nominating one student from Monroe County for a scholarship to the SUNY Maritime College this fall. The scholarship, known as the Cadet Appointment Program, was created by the state Legislature last year, and will provide a two-year scholarship to a qualified student.
"The SUNY Maritime College provides students with an educational adventure that offers them exceptional leadership and job-training skills," Reilich said. "Last year, I had the occasion to nominate Patrick Attoma, a top-notch student from our area, to the Cadet Appointment Program. I am pleased to be afforded the chance to nominate another excellent student for this scholarship."
Reilich said the program is designed to prepare students for licensure through the U.S. Coast Guard, through world travel and hands-on experience. Qualified students must have at least a 1200 SAT, an 85 GPA, be planning on attending college as first-time students, and a resident of New York state for at least one year prior to their August enrollment start date. Applicants must complete the Maritime College application and the Cadet Appointment Program application by March 30, 2004.
According to the assemblyman, the Maritime College will send the applications of qualified students to his district office, where Reilich will carefully review each candidate. The chosen student will need to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA at the Maritime College to maintain the scholarship.
"Students who participate are drawn from every corner of our state," Reilich said. "Through the Cadet Appointment Program, students will reap the rewards of good experience and a great education at the right price. I urge every interested student to apply for this opportunity."
For more information about the Cadet Appointment Program Scholarship, contact the SUNY Maritime College office of admissions at (718) 409-7720 or visit its Web site at www.sunymaritime.edu.