Scholarship applications for Port of Long Beach
2010-03-11 · By Editor
Each year, the Port awards more than $60,000 to students to assist with tuition and other education expenses. Graduating seniors in Long Beach who intend to pursue seaport-related college education can apply for the 2010 Port of Long Beach scholarships.
“Scholarships are one way we help deserving local students to become the future leaders in goods movement and international trade,” said Richard D. Steinke, Port of Long Beach Executive Director. The Port has also developed a comprehensive educational curriculum, in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District.
The local scholarship program recognizes exemplary high school students in Long Beach who are planning to attend two- or four-year college programs to prepare for careers in goods movement, international trade or port-related trades. The awards range from $1,000 to $8,000 each.
The Port awards scholarships each year to international business students at California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College. The scholarship program sets high standards for academic ability, potential, professional interest, financial need, character, dedication to the community and commitment to a career in international trade or the port industry. To qualify for scholarships, applicants must have:
- Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
- Evidence of financial need
- Documentation demonstrating a legal right to work in California
Students’ service to the community or college work experience and other academic degrees are taken into consideration. Students who meet these standards are encouraged to apply.
Long Beach-area students have until March 19 to to turn in their scholarship application. Go to www.polb.com/scholarships for more information.