Shante Pearson (Bahamas)
BSc, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University
Class of 2020 | 2019 ACMF Scholarship Recipient

I would like to extend my sincerest and heartfelt gratitude to the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation and Royal Caribbean International for having faith in me and believing that I would make the most of the opportunity and blessings that I was granted. Upon receiving the scholarship, I made a promise to you that I would strive to do my endeavors best in my studies and I am delighted to share with you that I have received the honor of being the Valedictorian for the Faculty of Marine and Nautical Studies, Class of 2020. It has been brought to my attention that I am the first International Student and Bahamian to receive this title and I extremely delighted and proud. These accomplishments and my educational pursuits would not have been possible without the generous support from sponsors like your organization… Once again, thank you so very much for EVERYTHING!

Horatio Mclean (Jamaica)
BSc, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Caribbean Maritime University
Class of 2020 | 2019 ACMF Scholarship Recipient

Firstly, I would like to thank The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation for its continued support of maritime education and human development in the Caribbean. With the establishment of the Fern Khan grant and generosity of  The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation you have provided a generation of students subjected to financial hardships with an opportunity to access tertiary education. Being unemployed and homeless made university education virtually impossible for me to afford. However, with the Fern Khan grant, I was able to pursue and complete my Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Caribbean Maritime University. This also made me the first person in my immediate community to achieve this milestone. I am delighted to say I had worked hard to be where I am, but I certainly could not have done it without The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation and the Fern Khan grant. With that, I am forever thankful. 

Tre’von Ferguson (Jamaica)
BSc, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University
Class of 2020 | 2019 ACMF Scholarship Recipient

Thanks to the ACMF, I have successfully completed my Bachelor’s Degree and passed my SQA-MCA examinations which allows me to obtain my Certificate of Competency for an Officer in Charge of a navigational Watch REG II/1 (Unlimited).  Your support and guidance throughout the years has meant everything to me. 

Andre Theobalds (St. Vincent & The Grenadines)
BSc Candidate, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University
2019 ACMF Scholarship Recipient

Being a recipient of one of the 2019/2020 ACMF Fern Khan Scholarships has come as a huge blessing to me as I come from a single parent household located on the Eastern Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This scholarship is aiding to offset many of the costs, such as housing, air travel and tuition. As a fourth-year student, these costs are at their maximum, so this scholarship could not have been extended to me at a better time.

Glenardo Simpson (Jamaica)
BSc Candidate, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Caribbean Maritime University
2018 ACMF Scholarship Recipient

The ACMF scholarship has taken me places and provided opportunities to meet maritime professionals who will be important to my future.  I can’t thank them them enough.

ACMF-Roland Malins-Smith Lecture Theater

“I’m very thankful to the ACMF and Dr. Roland Malins-Smith who made this hall possible. As the university grows, it is an ongoing struggle to find classrooms of adequate size.” – Dr. Ibrahim Ajagunna, Acting President, Caribbean Maritime University