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Deadline: April 2017, students must contact Port of Wilmington for deadline.

Eligibility: High school seniors and returning/continuing college students whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is employed by any company located at the Port of Wilmington; and is a member of the Port of Wilmington Maritime Society that has contributed a minimum of $500 towards the Port of Wilmington Maritime Society Scholarship Funds. Applicants must enroll in a two- or four-year program of study at an accredited college. Award is based on financial need, academic performance, school or community involvement, and leadership ability.

Award: $2,500 a year; award recipients may reapply annually.

Contact: Application available at www.portofwilmingtonmaritimesociety.com/scholarship.html or by email, powms@wtcde.com.