Alaska Maritime Training Center


Thursday March 27, 2014

Maritime Credential Package Discounts!

Some AVTEC Maritime programs have recently been discounted.  To qualify, students must enroll under certain restrictions and guidelines.  See the following flyers below for details.

Thursday March 27, 2014

Peter McNeal Scholarship Available

Peter McNeal fell off a skiff in the Anchorage small boat harbor on his way to the tug boat “SamB” in October 2013. He was 28 year old. Brice Marine is honoring Peter McNeal with this Memorial Scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship, get the application here.

Thursday August 29, 2013

Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Able Seaman/Tankerman Scholarship
for Alaska Native Students

AVTEC - Alaska’s Institute of Technology is accepting applications for two $2,000 scholarships funded by Crowley Maritime Corp. for Alaska Native students. The scholarships are for students who will attend AVTEC’s Able-Bodied Mariner Training Program in Seward. Scholarship winners will be able to use the awards for the next AB mariner training program.

“The Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships will recognize students who demonstrate achievement and leadership ability to successfully pursue careers in the towing industry,” AVTEC Director Fred Esposito said. “With this support, Crowley Maritime is helping train a local workforce for Alaska’s maritime industry.”

Candidates eligible for the scholarship must be Alaska Native, hold a valid Merchant Mariner Credential or a U.S. Coast Guard License or Merchant Mariner Document, hold a Transportation Worker I.D. card and provide sea-service letters or discharge.

Interested persons will need the following forms prior to applying. These forms require Adobe Reader to view or print. To save them to your computer, use the Save button after opening in your browser:

Alaskans who are interested in the Crowley Maritime Scholarships, the AB program or other AVTEC training, should contact Shirley Campbell at 907-224-6196 or shirley.campbell@avtec.edu

Thursday August 29, 2013

Mike Demchenko Memorial Scholarship 2012 for Seward High School Seniors

One $1400.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Seward High School Senior whose employment goals lie in the maritime industry. Preference will be given to an applicant with the intent to spend his/her career on a research vessel.

The award will be made directly to Alaska Vocational Technical Center upon enrollment in US Coast Guard approved course(s) in the Alaska Maritime Training Center. Enrollment must occur within six months of high school graduation.

Applications are due 1 May 2012.


  1. Graduating Senior of Seward High School
  2. Letter of Recommendation from teacher or school official
  3. Letter of Recommendation from community member
  4. High School transcripts
  5. Essay – Maximum two pages. Attach an essay describing your career goals and how you plan to achieve them, what Coast Guard license you wish to acquire, and your work history in the marine field.

[Save or Print the Scholarship Form]

To submit the form you may either FAX to Kim Kain at 907-224-4400 or scan-to-email to kim.kain@avtec.edu

If you need more information call Kim Kain at 907-224-6157

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