Testimonials

Tre’von Ferguson (Bahamas)
2nd Officer, Ovation of the Sea/Royal Caribbean International
BSc, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University (Class of 2020)

The foundation helped me by giving me a scholarship to go to Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica, where I completed my tertiary education. After completion of my studies, I was granted the opportunity for employment to work onboard Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas in the capacity of Second Officer. 

Danielle Landeis (Jamaica)
BSc, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Caribbean Maritime University
Class of 2022 | 2021 ACMF TOTE Tropical Scholar

I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the TOTE, Tropical Shipping and the ACMF foundation. Being a recipient of this scholarship has really impacted my quality of education, as I don’t have to worry about the financial aspect [of my education]. I’m more focused on my education and improving my skills of being a Cyber Security Analyst or a Cyber Incident Responder.

Shante Pearson (Bahamas)
Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch | 2nd Officer, Grandeur of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International
BSc, Marine Transportation, Caribbean Maritime University (Class of 2020)

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. 

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 Covid Response includes emergency grant funding to students, and a donation of laptops to support remote study

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