Each year, the Florida Harbor Pilots Association (FHPA) selects two minority cadets from one of the seven national maritime academies who show enthusiasm and aptitude for a possible career as a state harbor pilot.  The selected recipients will each receive a $2,500 scholarship, plus all their pre-approved travel expenses to attend a training session with a pilot association in Florida, where they will receive the scholarship, get hands-on experience, and be exposed to many aspects of a harbor pilot’s career.

The deadline to apply for the 2020 scholarship is April 30, 2020. Please find the application here.

For more information on our association’s scholarship opportunities, please contact Gretchen Winters at

2019 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 FHPA scholarship winners, Fayth Stephenson and Courtney Luce!

2018 Recipients


Congratulations to the 2018 FHPA scholarship winners, David Chen and Taylor Lacy!

2017 Recipients



Congratulations to the 2017 FHPA scholarship winners, Erick Toval and Amelia Herrman!

2016 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 FHPA scholarship winners, Michelle Perri and Jace Bravo!

2015 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015 FHPA scholarship winners, Kenneth Briggs and Geri Bea Villan!

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