Maritime Professional Training (MPT) announced a new annual scholarship, the Morley Family Professional Mariner (MFPM) Founders Grant, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC).
Named in honor of Elmer and Beverly Morley, founder and CEO of MPT, respectively, the grant will offer the opportunity for BGCBC high school-aged youth to apply for free tuition to attend MPT’s Fort Lauderdale campus to pursue their studies, training and certification in the professional maritime sector.
The official launch of the scholarship was made by MPT COO Capt. Ted Morley at a BGCBC fundraiser in April.
“My parents, Elmer and Beverly Morley, are the most important voices, mentors and leaders that the maritime professional training sector has known,” Morley said. “They created this school more than 30 years ago from the ground up, and made MPT what it is today. We are so pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to launch this scholarship program in their namesake and honor. Through this grant, we aim to continue to further their mission to educate and train aspiring mariners, and to provide professional career opportunities to local youth in our community who may not otherwise afford them.”
MPT was founded In 1981 and is currently led by two generations of the Morley family, including Elmer and Beverly; their son, Ted; and daughters, Amy Morley Beavers, academic principal and VP of regulatory compliance, and Lisa Morley, vice president of sales and marketing.
The scholarships awarded will be all-encompassing and inclusive, and will cover all regulatory needs of the recipient, from books and supplies, tuition fees and mandatory course work, to drug tests, physical exams, application and license fees, and more. All required, related costs leading up to and through the attainment of the first certification or license will be fully covered and funded by MPT.
The first grants will be awarded for an engineering and a deck training scholarship.
“We are thrilled to partner with MPT on this unique opportunity,” said Brian Quail, president/CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. “We are always looking for new ways to provide members with the necessary tools and resources to hone their skills and pave the way for their continued education and long-term career path. We look forward to working with MPT in the coming weeks to educate and promote this new grant opportunity amongst our members, and to ensure its continued development and success in the coming years.”
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