The following is the text of a news release from the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA):
(GURNEE, Ill.) — Contributing to the future of the marine industry, the National Marine Representatives Association is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding individual pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply.
"Bringing energetic, talented young people into the marine trades is vital to the collective health of our industry," said Keith LaMarr, NMRA president. "We encourage schools to promote this scholarship widely to their students." The NMRA began the program in 2008.
The application can be downloaded at bit.ly/2i3tIlE and is due April 1. The winner will be announced this summer.
Several NMRA rep group and manufacturer members generously donated to the 2017 scholarship fund. Midwest Outdoor Marketing reached the Admiral level of giving, while ComMar Sales, GSW & Associates and Macaroni Marketing contributed to the Captain's level. Haimes Coleman Group, Marine Marketing Solutions, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine, The Merifield Company, and William F. Miller & Associates backed the scholarship at the Ship's Crew level.
Contact National Marine Representatives Association, P.O. Box 360, Gurnee, IL 60031; (847) 662-3167; fax (847) 336-7126; email@example.com; www.nmraonline.org.