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Each year the Anne Arundel Watermen’s Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to graduating Anne Arundel County high school seniors. The applicants must be studying and pursuing a career in Marine Sciences or Natural Resources and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The Anne Arundel Watermen’s Association is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of representing independent commercial watermen living and working in Anne Arundel County. These scholarships are our way of recognizing excellent achievement and their aspiration to make our livelihoods in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries successful and sustainable. These students can lead by example to make everyone better stewards of the environment.

To apply, complete and mail an application, along with your high school transcript, a brief outline of your extracurricular activities or community service, and an original essay about your decision to pursue this career, postmarked by April 1, 2023. The scholarship certificate will be presented at the senior awards ceremony and payment made to the institution you choose to attend.

To download and print the application, click here .

Thank you, Scholarship committee, Anne Arundel Watermen‘s Association


Anne Arundel Watermans Association protects community based commercial fishing while advocating for the Chesapeake Bay. Anne Arundel County is the most centrally located county in Maryland and is home to over 500,000 residents with 533 miles of shoreline. Our local Waterman harvest blue crabs, fin-fish, oysters, eels and other favorites from any local dinner tables and restaurants.

Each year we award a $1000 scholarship to a student who is committed to their community, the Chesapeake Bay and shows excellence in education. This year‘s recipient knows from experience what it means to be a Watermen as he has trotlined for Crabs in the Severn River. He realizes that our industry isn’t always an exact science as he stated in the application “putting these different puzzle pieces together, finding an appropriate spot to lay the trotline, and getting a lot of crabs on the first run is a rush!”  His personal and academic experiences will help him in his future endeavors including his major of environmental science at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. It is our honor to present Max Makovitch (pictured above), South River High School Student, a $1000 scholarship on behalf of the Anne Arundel Watermans Association. Congratulations Class of 2022.

HELPING STUDENTS HELP THE BAY -- Two scholarships were awarded and the winners are; Amy Thames of Southern High School -- she is attending the University of North Carolina, Wilmington majoring in Marine Biology;  and Sarah Adams of Severna Park High School who is attending the University of Georgia and majoring in Environmental Science.


Piictured above, Alexander Holt, Annapolis High School, will attend John Hopkins University in the fall and major in Environmental Engineering

Martin J. Miller, Southern High School, will attend Salisbury University and major in Environmental Science. Both young men are excellent students, community minded, and have tremendous interest in the Chesapeake Bay.

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