USMMA Cadet from Anacortes Honored with Crowley Scholarship

Merchant Marine Academy Cadet Nathan Mathes of Anacortes, Wash. has received a scholarship from Crowley Maritime. Photo by Margaret Bauman.

A Washington state resident is one of four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets who has received a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship from Crowley Maritime.

Anacortes resident Nathan Mathes, a midshipman first class looking to earn a marine engineering and shipyard management degree from the academy, has served various leadership positions such as battalion fitness officer, men’s swim and dive team captain and team academic officer. He has cadet sailing experience, including a stint on the Crowley tanker MT American Liberty.

The scholarship, given on Dec. 6 at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards in Newark, was given to Mathes and cadets Breanna Frank, A.J. Poznanski and Erin Roberts.

The scholarship program was created in 1994 by Crowley CEO and Chairman Thomas B. Crowley Jr. in memory of his father and “honors his father’s instrumental leadership and accomplishments for the company and maritime industry,” according to the company.

The scholarships are awarded to those who want to pursue a maritime career and have served on a Crowley-owned or -managed vessel during their year at sea abroad.

By Karen Robes Meeks