WHAT IS IT?
The fund was established in 1977 in memory of former MNAOA General Secretary John William Slater. In the last 10 years over 1000 seafarers have benefitted and the value of the fund has increased from £2,500 to its present level.
CAN I APPLY?
If you’re a Merchant Navy rating considering career progression, the Slater Fund, managed by the Marine Society with Nautilus International, offers scholarships of up to £18,500, with an additional discretionary £1,500 for completing the programme, to help ratings study for a first certificate of competency or it can help Electro Technical Officers and yacht crew gain STCW certification.
HOW CAN I USE IT?
This scholarship can help offset the direct costs of obtaining a certificate of competency through any approved UK nautical college.
And to help fund the necessary courses and for help with accommodation, travel, learning resources and living expenses whille you study. It can also be used to fund the cost of up-skilling in functional skills (eg Maths) which is offered by The Marine Society to those in need.