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MRAA seeks scholarship applications and award nominees

The award and scholarships will be presented during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo from Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla.

The MRAA Educational Program started the 2017 application process for its five annual scholarships and for the Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award at

The award and scholarships will be presented during the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo from Dec. 10-13 in Orlando, Fla. They are intended to financially help the professional development of people who work in the marine industry. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.

“While the number of scholarships offered has grown dramatically over the years, the MRAA Educational Foundation has been contributing to the creation of a bigger, stronger and smarter workforce since its inception in 2004,” MRAA vice president and MRAA Educational Foundation executive director Liz Walz said in a statement. “By providing funding for education, the foundation lifts up individual marine professionals, the businesses they work for and the industry as a whole.”

Retail members of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and their employees can now complete online applications for the Kevin Lodder Scholarships, Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, ABYC Scholarships and the Marine Industry College Scholarship.

Women from throughout the boating business are eligible to be nominated for apply for the Darlene Briggs award. Additionally, marine technical schools and marine trade associations that are MRAA members can apply for MRAA technical scholarships.


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