Ramos Announces New Scholarship Program

January 15, 2003

Assemblyman Philip Ramos (D-Brentwood) announced he is accepting applications to nominate eligible students for a full tuition scholarship through SUNY Maritime College.

“The scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for qualified students to study at this prestigious institution,” said Ramos. “I encourage young people interested in a unique and exciting career to take advantage of the Cadet Appointment Program.”

Under the program, each member of the Assembly will be able to nominate one candidate for a Maritime College scholarship. Nominees must be state residents for at least one year prior to nomination, be within one year of graduation from high school or have a high school diploma or GED, have a combined SAT score of 1200, and have a high school GPA of at least 90 percent.

SUNY Maritime College – founded in 1874 – is the oldest and most prestigious maritime college in the nation. Maritime specializes in engineering and science, and has an undergraduate placement rate of 100 percent. Maritime cadets earn their licenses as officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine as well as A. A., B.S., or B.E. degrees, and are eligible for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, Oceanography and Atmospheric Administration, or Coast Guard commissions.

For more information on the Cadet Appointment Program and an application for admission to Maritime College, please contact Assemblyman Ramos’ office at (518) 455-5185. Maritime College must receive completed applications by February 1st.

“A college education is essential for preparing students for the jobs of the future,” Ramos concluded. “I am dedicated to ensuring that the dream of a college education is within reach for all New Yorkers – and this scholarship is one way for bright students to realize the dream.”