The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and the Bahamas Shipowners Association are offering attractive scholarships to young academically sound Bahamians who are keen to train for an exciting and challenging career in the maritime industry. BMA says the industry is gaining increasing importance.

The scholarships include tuition, course material, accommodation and transportation costs. Commencing September 2007, successful candidates will follow a 4-year degree programme at the California Maritime Academy, a unique campus of the California State University. Upon completion of the degree, the qualified officers will be expected to serve on board a Bahamian flagged vessel for at least 2 years, providing the solid foundation on which to build their maritime careers.

Information and application forms can be obtained from Mrs. Erma Rahming Mackey, Assistant Director, BMA.