(Jacksonville, Fla.; July 29, 2009) — Crowley continues to recognize exemplary students across the United States, with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships.
This month, Steven Hoag, a freshman, and Tirhase Haddis, a sophomore, who are both business majors at the University of Washington, were each awarded $5,000 scholarships based on their academic records and financial need.
Hoag has a cumulative grade point average of 3.58 and has made the University of Washington’s Dean’s List. He is an active member of the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi and in his free time enjoys weightlifting, rugby, current events and history.
Haddis is studying business with a concentration in marketing and human resources management. She is the vice president of the Association of Black Business Students and a student ambassador for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. She works as a student receptionist at the university’s undergraduate admissions office. Her long-term goal is to work in the international non-profit sector to increase access to education and health care.
“I would like to extol my gratitude for your generous contribution to my future,” Hoag wrote in a letter to Crowley. “Many people are unable to attend university, simply because of the financial stress it places on their families. Thanks to individuals such as yourself though, many bright, young minds are financially enabled to do so, thereby unequivocally improving their futures.”
The recent Crowley award is part of Crowley’s lengthy and ongoing commitment to education. Over the years, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., has directed the company to recognize deserving students at the maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Caribbean and Central America with awards and scholarships in the name of his father Thomas B. Crowley Sr., who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994.
Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than half-a-million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 200 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions. In 2006, the program expanded to Central America and to date has provided financial assistance to 18 students in that region.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 117-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides diversified transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are the following services: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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