Florida Harbor Pilots Association Scholarships

Each year, the Florida Harbor Pilots Association identifies two minority cadets attending any of the six maritime colleges nationwide who show enthusiasm and aptitude for a possible career track as a harbor pilot within the State of Florida. Each recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship during the school year. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship, each recipient receives $500 for travel expenses to attend a training session with a pilot association in Florida, where they have the opportunity to experience hands-on training and be exposed to all aspects of the harbor pilot career.

To apply for a scholarship, please download the application.

For more information on our association’s scholarship opportunities, please contact

Gretchen Rayborn at [email protected] or (850) 224-0219.

Tampa Bay Pilots Association – Maritime Internship Training Program

The Tampa Bay Pilots Association’s Maritime Internship Training Program provides the opportunity for a student from a maritime institution to increase his/her understanding and awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the harbor pilots in preserving and protecting the Tampa Bay ports, population and environment while providing the highest quality of reliable, efficient and modern pilotage services that are essential to the economy and the public health, safety and welfare of the Tampa Bay region.

To apply for an internship please contact the Executive director at [email protected] or 813-247-3737 ext 4

TBP Scholarship