One of the key objectives of the PTA is to support the education, training, and career development of a new generation of mariners and transportation professionals.

    As such, we have partnered with the California Maritime Academy (CMA) in Vallejo, California to create the Pacific Transportation Association Annual Scholarship. The CMA is only one of six maritime academies in the nation, and the only one on the West Coast.

    Each year, we award outstanding cadets with a $1,250 to $2,500 scholarship, funded entirely by the PTA.

    Previous recipients include:

    2019 - Cadet John Miller, Marine Transportation and Cadet Wyatt Juntunen, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
    2018 - Cadet Patrick Counts, Business, and Cadet Bryce Hongell, Marine Transportation
    2017 - Cadet Matthew Allred and Cadet Christina Stach
    2016 - Cadet Khang Nguyen and Cadet Chris Chesney
    2015 - Cadet Peter Tong
    2014 - Cadet Ramona Perez