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MMA Cadet Receives Multiple Scholarships and College Admissions

Congratulations to Cadet Jackson Pigott for his numerous college acceptances, scholarships and academy appointment! For complete details of Cadet Pigott’s accomplishments, please read below.

College Acceptances

Virginia Tech
Maine Maritime Academy
State University of New York Maritime College
Appalachian State University
East Carolina University


ARMY ROTC, 3-year Advanced Designee for a National Scholarship to his top four schools that he chose to attend. The Army ROTC Scholarship covers FULL tuition or Room and Board up to $10,000 per year. ROTC Cadets will also receive a cadet stipend of $300-$500 dollars per month depending on class level. In addition, cadets receive a $1,200/year allowance for books. ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they’re awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.

Empire Diversity Scholarship for $12,000, which amounts to $3,000 per year, at the State University of New York Maritime College


Cadet Pigott has received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. An Appointment to the Academy is the equivalent of a scholarship worth approximately $250,000 over the 4-year period. Completion of the intensive four (4) year regimental and academic curriculum, which includes three (3) trimesters at sea on U.S. Flag Merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships, as well as an Internship, leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree, a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer’s License as either a Deck Officer or Engineering Officer, and an Ensign’s commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Cadet Pigott has chosen to accept his appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy and will report for Indoctrination on July 5th, 2019! According to the USMMA website, graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy serve their country by pursuing highly successful careers in the maritime industry and the armed services. After fulfilling their obligation many continue their studies in graduate or professional schools. Many become outstanding government and business leaders. Cadet Pigott hopes to pursue a business focused degree in maritime transportation.

Join us in congratulating Cadet Pigott and wishing him success as a midshipman at the USMMA!  For more details on the United States Merchant Marine Academy, please visit their website here. To learn more about the ARMY ROTC National Scholarship, please visit the Army’s official website here.


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