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Maritime Academy awards scholarship

Cadet First Class Nicholas M. Hartt of Methuen, Mass., was recently awarded the Capt. James S. Jackson, Jr. Scholarship at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Established in memory of James S. Jackson, Sr. and Robert G. Dowling, the scholarship provides for a cadet from the academy to attend the Coast Guard-approved 100 Ton Master License Program offered by the Center for Maritime Training at MMA.

Hartt is a senior regimental officer majoring in International Maritime Business at the Academy and is also employed with Entertainment Cruises in Boston.

Founded in 2008, this award is an annual scholarship provided to a cadet at MMA for participation in the 100 Ton Master license program. The academy has traditionally prepared marine engineering and marine transportation majors for the United States Coast Guard exam and licensing process.

In recent decades, the academy has expanded its offerings to include non-license track majors such as facilities and environmental engineering, marine safety and environmental protection, emergency management, and international maritime business. While a Coast Guard license is not a requirement for these majors, adding such a license to a fresh résumé increases a graduate's marketability, especially in a challenging job market.

For information on the 100 Ton Master License program, visit or e-mail