September 1 - Crowley Maritime Corporation's longstanding commitment to support the Alaskan communities in which the company does business and in which its employees reside, was highlighted recently, as the company awarded four scholarships to students fr

Students Alexandra WaskaBen OverackerTimothy Nick and Rebecca Church were recognised withThomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships for strong academic records, leadership capacity and financial need.

Crowley created this scholarship programme to help young people - primarily, but not exclusively - from the rural communities it serves achieve their dreams. Preference is given to native Alaska students and students from Anchorage, Kenai, Palmer, Wasilla, Nenana, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Glennallen, Valdez, Fort Yukon, Galena, St. Mary's, Iliamna, Bethel, Aniak, McGrath, Hooper Bay, St. Michael, Nome, Kotzebue and Prudhoe Bay.

Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than USD500,000 in scholarship funding for approximately 200 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions. The company has also donated more than USD two million over the years to support other educational programmes.