Current Sponsors


We want to help develop tomorrow. CII is reaching out to industry organizations, leading companies, universities, libraries and other educational organizations to raise awareness of the container industry and its broad impact on everyday life. We are looking for partners in this cause. If you are interested in discussing educational and/or scholarship opportunities with CII, we would welcome a meeting at your convenience. Please email or call directly (732) 817-9131.

Thank you to all of our 2016 Connie Newark supporters and scholarship sponsors.

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Maritime Advisor, LLC



Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships have been presented since 1992 by Crowley Maritime Corporation each year at the Connie Awards in the New York area and in Long Beach. Deserving cadets from the California Maritime Academy receive scholarships in Long Beach. Crowley Maritime Corporation, in cooperation with the administration of CMA, select the recipients. Four scholarships are awarded to deserving midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. in December. Crowley Maritime Corporation, in cooperation with the administration of Kings Point, select the annual winners.

New York Container Terminal

In 2005, New York Container Terminal awarded the first annual scholarship to a cadet at the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, N.Y.  New York Container Terminal, in cooperation with the administration of Fort Schuyler, select the annual recipient.

BSY Associates

BSY Associates Inc., a leading marketing and public relations agency in transportation and trade, awarded its first scholarship at the 2008 Connie. The annual scholarship was established to award an MBA student pursuing a degree in supply chain management at a New Jersey college.

Richard A. Simpson

The Richard A. Simpson, formerly the CII Scholarship, is awarded annually to a deserving midshipman from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. CII meets with Kings Point administrators to determine which midshipman receives the award. The scholarship was named in honor of Dick Simpson, who passed away in January 2008. Mr. Simpson served as Chairman and/or President for 20 years, a Board member since 1985 and founder of the scholarship program for CII in 1992.