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You do not meet the eligibility criteria

  • You must be a commercial fishermen and the majority of your income must come from commercial fishing.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must reside in, or fish from boats homeported in any of the New England or Mid-Atlantic states (Maine to North Carolina).

The Ted Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund is exclusively for commercial fishermen, including shell fishermen, to attend courses that support professional maritime and safety skill training. Family members of eligible commercial fishermen who are pursuing commercial fishing or maritime careers are also eligible.

Scholarship awards, not to exceed $500, are limited to one per person, per year, and are paid directly to the course provider.

For question concerning concerning eligibility requirements, please email Ed Dennehy,