The National Marine Representatives Association
(NMRA) recently awarded its second $500 scholarship to a student pursuing education in the marine industry and maritime trades. Jacqueline Weymann, of Kings Point, New York
, was honored in a presentation made by NMRA past president Norm MacLeod, ComMar Sales vice-president.
Originally from San Diego, California, Midshipman Weymann is a student at the United States Merchant Marine Academy
and is pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in intermodal transportation and logistics. Her expected graduation date is June 2015.
Weymann plans to use the $500 to further her education by taking coursework in dynamic positioning. This will help her to obtain a position sailing on her third mate's unlimited license aboard multipurpose service and offshore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.
Weymann is appreciative of NMRA's fostering career growth in the marine industries, especially for women. "I am grateful to know that there are members of the maritime community that are encouraging and supportive of maritime cadets," said Weymann.