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Maritime Student Support Campaign

February 11 - February 25

CCC Maritime Science faculty and staff gather to celebrate 50 years of the unique program
Double the impact for Clatsop Community College students by making a gift for Maritime Scholarships from February 11-25.

In November 2021, The Roundhouse Foundation awarded a $37,500 grant to Clatsop Community College for critical equipment needs related to the Maritime program. These funds will be used to provide:

  • Viking life raft training model
  • 10 jumbo immersion suites
  • Natural gas forge with stand
  • 7 full sets of turnouts
  • Padgenite panels to reinforce fire walls within the Fire Response and Research Center.
Every dollar raised from this scholarship campaign will be directed to CCC students who are working to achieve an education related to Maritime industry careers.

The cost of a Maritime Science education per year is $8,290. This total includes tuition, fees, and equipment expenses. Students can:

  • Complete a career pathway certificate to become an Ordinary Seaman
  • Earn a one-year certificate in seamanship
  • Graduate with two-year degree in vessel operations.

CCC President, Chris Breitmeyer shared “I think of students who may not see a path forward or may not know what they want to do. The maritime science program at MERTS offers that student a different path-a path that can lead to a family-wage job and a career in which they can take great pride.

Students of today become the workforce of tomorrow!

Graduates are employed by shipping companies, commercial fishing industry, local pilot associations, and others. Entry level positions can expect to make $40,000 annually. Depending on education, experience, documented sea time, proper licensure, and position title, the salary continues to increase to an upper limit of $150,000 to $400,000 for Bar and River Pilots.

The goal of the CCC Foundation is to raise $37,500+ for CCC Maritime Scholarships.

To date, we would like to thank our local business partners, Englund Marine and Tidewater Barge Lines, Inc. and other community donors for their support.  Currently, we have raised over $9,000 to help our CCC maritime students achieve their educational goals!

The Foundation has several Maritime funds that support CCC students:
  • CCC Maritime Science Scholarship
  • Allan and Marie Gann Scholarship
  • Maritime Industry Helping Hand Scholarship (preference given to first-generation student who is new to the maritime industry)
  • Pacific NW Chief Warrant Officers Association Scholarship (preference given to veterans and active-duty personnel)
  • Scott Parker Memorial Scholarship
Make a gift online with credit card to one of these funds!
The CCC Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Gifts to the CCC Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To make a gift to support Clatsop Community College Maritime Scholarships and double the impact from The Roundhouse Foundation:

  • Make check payable to Clatsop Community College Foundation
  • Mail to: CCC Foundation, 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR 97103.



February 11
February 25


Clatsop Community College Foundation


Astoria, OR 97103-5207 United States + Google Map

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Desiree Noah, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, dnoah@clatsopcc.edu (503) 338-2450; TDD (503) 338-2468. For Student Access Services, contact Christine Riehl at criehl@clatsopcc.edu.


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Christine Riehl at criehl@clatsopcc.edu. 

Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Desiree Noah, Lower Library, Suite 103, dnoah@clatsopcc.edu (503) 338-2450; TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Desiree Noah, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 dnoah@clatsopcc.edu número de teléfono (503) 338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) (503) 338-2468. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Christine Riehl en criehl@clatsopcc.edu.

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

Estudiantes que tengan preguntas o una requieran solicitud de adaptaciones en el aula deben comunicarse con Christine Riehl en criehl@clatsopcc.edu.

En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Desiree Noah, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 dnoah@clatsopcc.edu número de teléfono (503) 338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.