Each year, the Florida Harbor Pilots Association identifies two minority cadets who attend one of the seven maritime colleges nationwide, and show enthusiasm and aptitude for a possible career as a state pilot. Each recipient is awarded a $2,500 scholarship during the school year, as well as up to $500 for travel expenses to attend a training session with a state pilot association in Florida, where they experience hands-on training so that they are exposed to all aspects of a state harbor pilot’s career.

For more information on our association’s scholarship opportunities, please contact Gretchen Winters at [email protected].


2016 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 FHPA scholarship winners, Michelle Perri and Jace Bravo! Michelle Perri is a Hispanic female sophomore at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Michelle, who is from Miami, completed her maritime internship with the Port Miami Pilots in September. Jace Bravo is an African-American junior at Texas Maritime Academy. Jace, who is from Boca Raton, completed his maritime internship with the Port Everglades Pilots in September as well.

The deadline to apply for next year’s scholarship will be April 30, 2017.

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