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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly (732) 817-9131.
Thank you to our 2017 Connie Long Beach supporters and scholarship sponsors.
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.
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.
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.
In 2016, The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley Scholarship was created and awarded to University of Baltimore’s School of Business Scholarship Program. The scholarship honors the legacy of Helen Delich Bentley, an industry icon, valued board member and former Connie recipient who passed away in 2016. She was an internationally recognized expert on maritime issues who spent more than 70 years in the industry. The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley Scholarship is awarded annually to the University of Baltimore’s School of Business Scholarship Program.