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Crowley Announces Massachusetts Maritime Academy Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Posted on January 1, 2024

Crowley has awarded its Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship to cadets John Van Zanten and Jethro Joseph, both seniors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA). The scholarship recognizes individuals looking to pursue a career in the maritime industry as well as their demonstration of Crowley’s core values of drive, integrity and sustainability.

Joseph, from Miami, Florida, is working towards his bachelor’s degree in marine engineering. He served as an engine cadet on Crowley-managed tanker American Liberty, where he assisted the engineering team with operations and maintenance. Joseph is a midshipman in the U.S. Navy Strategic Sealift Officer Program. He plans to obtain his Unlimited Chief Engineer License and pursue a career as a senior officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Van Zanten, from Fort Worth, Texas, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. He has served as a deck cadet on Crowley-managed tanker Garden State, working under the chief mate to assist cargo and navigation operations. At MMA, he volunteers in the boat donations department to expand his small vessel repair skills and works with students as a cadet tutor. Van Zanten also serves as a division leader and upon graduation, looks forward to working as a third mate on a coastal tanker and continuing to advance his career by working to earn higher licenses and positions within the U.S. shipping industry.

To support the development of future maritime leaders, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in financial assistance to students studying at maritime academies and other select schools in the U.S. mainland and Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America since 1984.


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