The Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. Scholarship programme
The Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. Scholarship programme was first launched in 2011. One of the primary objectives of the scholarship programme is to assist students who are interested in maritime or marine related careers by offering scholarship funds in order to make their career goals a reality. The Concordia scholarship award of up to $10,000 is awarded annually to the awardee(s). In addition to giving the students funding, the Scholarship Committee also provide mentoring and career guidance to the students during the duration of the scholarship.
Since the launch of the Scholarship, the programme has proven very beneficial not just for the students but the company as well. From the company’s perspective it has definitely enhanced the visibility of the company in Bermuda particularly those in the shipping community. Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. is recognized as a valuable industry partner that’s contributing to the sustainability of the maritime/marine workforce.
From the students’ prospective the scholarship award can be viewed as the stepping stone that provided a financial boost in their academic quest. In some cases students would not have been able to study overseas if it wasn’t for that additional financial award. When hearing the success stories of students graduating and recognizing Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. as a contributor is very rewarding for the company.
An example of a success story is Kristen Greene, one of the first recipients of the Concordia Maritime Scholarship Award Programme who is steaming full speed in his maritime career. Kristen graduated from Warsash Maritime Academy in 2014 with an Officer of the Watch Deck Certificate. He has recently signed off the vessel Golar Maria after completing his 2nd contract as a 3rd Officer on board the vessel which is part of the Golar LNG fleet. He is currently working to get 6 more months of sea time which is approximately 2 sea contracts in order to sit his Chief Officer exams in early 2018.