The Association currently offers a program to provide scholarship funds to eligible minority persons for the purpose of attending a maritime academy. The scholarship provides from $1000 - $5000 on an annual basis for legitimate educational expenses. It is renewable on an annual basis for up to four years of education at a maritime academy. Additionally, the Port Everglades Pilots Association will work with those scholarship graduates to help place them in a maritime position leading to service qualifying them to to sit for the Florida Deputy Pilot examination.
This scholarship is open to eligible candidates nationwide and may be used at any of the state maritime academies or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. It is competitively awarded with preferences given to need-based criteria and Florida residents.