Institute of Marine Technology seeks candidates for inaugural scholarship program

The Institute of Marine Technology, located at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., has recently established and is now officially launching a “full ride” scholarship program available by application for students participating in its marine technical training program for the upcoming 2017-2018 Fall enrollment.

Three full scholarships of up to $28,000 each are now available and cover full tuition costs for a one-year period, excluding housing and food. Inaugural scholarships recipients will include one male, one female and one former member of a high school bass club.

According to Justin Maley, IMT director of industry relations and marine programs, qualification criteria includes a high school degree or GED, and prospective students must be 18 years or older. In addition, scholarship candidates must successfully meet basic mechanical assessments and pass an entrance examination prior to receiving the scholarship award.  

“We are very pleased to make these scholarships available to deserving students who are seeking a career in the marine technical field,” said Maley. “Our IMT scholarship recipients will enjoy a great advantage by attending marine technical training in a bona fide college environment, with the best in curriculum, product and technology available anywhere in North America.”  

In addition, Maley noted that there is presently great and increasing demand by the marine industry for qualified technicians throughout North America to work in a variety of retail and manufacturing capacities.

“It’s an ideal time to become a marine technician, as the need and demand has never been greater,” said Maley. “IMT not only offers an outstanding opportunity to help educate, train and develop students for an exciting industry career in the marine marketplace, but our brand new facilities situated in a real-world marina environment including a 4,274-acre lake for testing, coupled with our instructors and our curriculum, are second to none. We invite all interested parties to apply for the scholarships, or to contact us for more information about the overall IMT and Warner University program.”

Application for the IMT scholarships must be submitted by Aug. 15. For information about current available scholarships, visit the scholarship website.

For more information about IMT and Warner University, visit and To speak with an admissions representative or to schedule a tour of IMT and Warner University, call 863-455-4278 or email

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