In celebration of its 20th anniversary as part of the Pacific community, Matson Navigation Company Inc. recently launched a scholarship program with Palau Community College. The scholarship will support the educational endeavors of two PCC students enrolled full-time in any of the following degree programs: Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration, Automotive Mechanics Technology, and Traditional Non-Instrumental Navigation.
Recipients of the Matson Scholarship will receive $500 each school year ($250 per semester) in support of their academic studies. Matson Navigation Company Inc. general manager Bernadette N. Valencia presented the scholarship fund to PCC vice president of Administration & Finance Jay Olegeriil on Monday, July 25, 2016.
Since its founding in 1882, Matson Navigation Company Inc. has supported the needs of the communities that it serves and in which its employees live and work. The company has been a strong supporter of the degree programs and academic services provided at Palau Community College by continuously donating to the PCC Endowment Fund.
Applications for the Matson Scholarship are available at the PCC Development Office. Students must be enrolled full-time in the previously mentioned degree programs in order to apply. The scholarship is open to students from the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia. For more information about the Matson Scholarship or other PCC-based scholarships offered this school year, please contact the PCC Development Office at 488-2470/2471 ext. 252 or 253.