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Applications Sought for MRAA Technical Scholarships

Thursday, October 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
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The MRAA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications from educational institutions for its 2014 MRAA Technical Scholarships. The Technical Scholarships provide a $3,000 scholarship to technical schools to assist well-deserving students who are studying recreational marine technology.

The MRAA Technical Scholarship Fund was created to offer financial assistance for technical training of marine dealership personnel and was initially underwritten by the OMC Foundation.

"The marine industry’s growth will be stifled without an influx of skilled technicians to rig and repair boats,” says Liz Walz, executive director of the MRAA Educational Foundation. "These scholarships are specifically designed to address this problem by supporting the education of prospective marine technicians.”

Any educational institution that provides recreational marine industry technical training is eligible to apply for the MRAA Technical Scholarships. The 2014 recipients will be announced at the upcoming Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla.

For more information and to apply, click here to visit the MRAA Technical Scholarships web page. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 24.

For more information, contact Liz Walz at 315-692-4533 or

About MRAA Educational Foundation

As part of its mission to create a strong and healthy boating industry, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is committed to offering training, education and professional development opportunities to its members and the entire marine dealer community. In 2004, the association launched the MRAA Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation, to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. For more information, visit and select "MRAA Foundation.”

About Marine Retailers Association of the Americas

At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. The MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit


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