MTS Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions

Is there assistance available to help cover the costs of membership dues?
If membership dues pose a barrier for you to apply, please contact [email protected].

Can I mail my application and supporting documents?
No. All applications and forms must be sent via email or via the online application. 

Can I send in more than one recommendation or reference letter?
No. Please follow the guidelines given on the application.

Can outgoing high school seniors apply for the MTS scholarship?
Yes, outgoing high school seniors are eligible to apply for the MTS scholarship if they have been accepted into a 2-year or 4-year marine studies program.

Do I need to send a copy of my resume/CV?
No. Please submit only the materials we have requested.

What kind of transcripts do you accept?
Unofficial transcripts are accepted, but they must be the most recent from a single school.

If I’m awarded the scholarship, what can I use the money for?
Money is to go toward tuition only for the current school year. The award cannot be applied towards room, board, book, equipment or anything other than tuition. The check is in US funds only and is sent directly to your Bursar’s Offices, not to scholarship recipients. No exceptions. This is a onetime award, not a continuous award.

Will you contact me if there is a problem with my application?
No. Due to the number of applications received, we will not be able to contact anyone if there is missing or unacceptable supporting documents. If you have questions please email us at [email protected].

How long will it take to know if I won?
Please allow two months after the scholarship closing date for completion of the review process.

How do I know if I won?
You will be contacted by the office via email.

If I win, who is the check sent to?
To your Bursar’s office. We will ask you to provide that information when the winners are announced. We cannot send checks directly to students. If you are awarded a scholarship, we will need the Bursar’s office mailing address and your student ID shortly after we contact you to let you know you won.

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