MINNEAPOLIS, October, 9, 2014 — The MRAA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications from educational institutions for its 2014 MRAA Technical Scholarships. The Technical Scholarships provide a $3,000 scholarship to technical schools to assist well-deserving students who are studying recreational marine technology.
The MRAA Technical Scholarship Fund was created to offer financial assistance for technical training of marine dealership personnel and was initially underwritten by the OMC Foundation.
“The marine industry’s growth will be stifled without an influx of skilled technicians to rig and repair boats,” says Liz Walz, executive director of the MRAA Educational Foundation. “These scholarships are specifically designed to address this problem by supporting the education of prospective marine technicians.”
Any educational institution that provides recreational marine industry technical training is eligible to apply for the MRAA Technical Scholarships. The 2014 recipients will be announced at the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.
For more information and to apply, click here to visit the MRAA Technical Scholarships web page. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 24.