IMEA Expands Scholarship Opportunities

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501 (c)(3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), is expanding its scholarship program to encourage and support students interested in a career in marine electronics. The goal is to alleviate the marine electronics industry worker shortage through the education of students to become technical installers of marine electronics and increase the number of qualified new employees for NMEA member companies.  

Scholarships will be awarded to students who aspire to enter the career of marine electronics. The IMEA scholarship program is focused on students who are entering into or currently enrolled in a trade school marine technology program, with a focus on marine electronics.  

The 2023 IMEA Scholarship program includes:  

  1. $5,000 tuition payments made directly to applying student’s trade school to offset tuition costs. 
  2. NMEA Basic MEI training Certification class. 
  3. NMEA 2000 Basic Installer Training Certification class. 

Scholarship applications, available here, must be submitted online by June 30. The IMEA Board of Directors will review and award scholarships by July 31 and funds will be sent to the winning candidate’s schools by August 15, in time for the start of the fall semester.  

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Any member of the public can apply for this scholarship. Interested scholarship donors can make a tax-deductible donation in two easy ways: Electronically via PayPal® at this link or by check sent to IMEA, 846 Ritchie Hwy., Suite L4, Severna Park MD, 21146. The IMEA 501(c)(3) verification can be found on the IRS website. 

For additional information, please contact the NMEA National Office at 410-975-9425, or email: