Saturday, August 7, 2010

US Logistics Group Establish Scholarships On Home Ground

Meanwhile Crowley Gain Plaudits of Their Own
Shipping News Feature

US – This week sees the Crowley Maritime Corporation in the news again for all the right reasons. Last month we told of the company’s efforts to assist with aid supplies to stricken Haiti and now they have revealed they are to donate $20,000 to the University of Alaska Foundation to establish a partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks geared toward advancing educational opportunities for students from rural communities where Crowley operates.

The award comes just a week after Crowley received one of their own from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for its efforts to reduce pollution during dock operations. These included repowering its harbour tugs with more eco friendly engines winning it an accolade for "significant early action to reduce air pollutant emissions” from the two ports.

The latest educational award will consist of funding for two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, with two more $5,000 scholarships for two students from the general student population at UAF. Preference will be given to Alaska Native students and students from Anchorage, Kenai, Palmer, Wasilla, Nenana, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Glennallen, Valdez, Fort Yukon, Galena, St. Mary's, Iliamna, Bethel, Aniak, McGrath, Hooper Bay, St. Michael, Nome, Kotzebue and Prudhoe Bay. Crowley, a worldwide shipping and logistics services company, serves as the main marine fuel supply and distribution company in these communities.

Selection of the 2010 Crowley Scholarship recipients will be managed by the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and the UAF Financial Aid Office, and will be announced Sept. 2. Interested applicants for the 2011-12 award should contact the UAF Financial Aid Office for more information.

"The goal here is developing leaders that eventually go back into their communities to work," said Craig Tornga, vice president of Crowley. "We are 100 percent local hire in the communities where we work, and we are looking for students that will compete for this scholarship and in turn come back to work in this industry, serving their local communities."

Photo:- Crowley pass the cheque to the University of Alaska Foundation