Raia to Nominate District Resident for SUNY Maritime College Scholarship

March 6, 2006

Assemblyman Andrew Raia today announced availability of a full scholarship for one of his district’s residents to attend the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. The New York City-area Maritime College allows each member of the state Legislature to offer a four-year scholarship to a qualified applicant.

“I look forward to nominating an outstanding student to study at one of the nation’s most prestigious maritime colleges,” said Raia.

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, business or science, cadets also prepare for licensure as ship officers in the U.S. Merchant Marines. The college’s curriculum blends classroom instruction with three summers of international travel aboard the training vessel Empire State V1. Students are exposed to differing cultures while polishing their skills at the helm of this 565-foot ship.

Applicants must submit a Maritime College and Cadet Appointment Program application to the college by March 15. Nominees should meet a number of specific qualifications, including:

  • A minimum 1200 SAT score and 90 grade point average, though students scoring below those levels may still apply.
  • Be a first-time college student and New York state resident for at least one year prior to January 15 of the year of anticipated entrance to Maritime College.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through extracurricular activities, as well as school and community involvement.

Applications from the 9th Assembly District will be reviewed by Maritime College officials who, in turn, will submit the paperwork of qualified applicants to the assemblyman for consideration of one student

For more information about the Cadet Appointment Program, contact the SUNY Maritime College Office of Admissions at (718) 409-7221, or visit www.sunymaritime.edu.