[QUOTE=cajaya;176111]Ok, found it. The Pinky and Joe Brier Foundation. I could not find the website. Good luck.[/QUOTE]
That’s totally it! I had a female mate a few years ago that used that foundation successfully and now its all coming back to me. So far, I haven’t found the website, but I’m ever closer than when I was typing “grants for female mariners” into Google. Thanks for the good lead.
[QUOTE=tugsailor;176230]What a wonderful system we have. I get the privilege of paying lots of taxes. My tax dollars subsidize companies like Chouest to run their own private schools for their own employees. My tax dollars subsidize Union schools. My tax dollars provide grants to lots of other for profit schools. My tax dollars provide grants to lots of other mariner’s making over $100k per year to get all their courses for free.
But I still get the privilege of paying with my own money for all my courses.[/QUOTE]
It sure does feel that way, doesn’t it? I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels like we’re being left out of the pool. As non-union, post-collegiate type folks who would we talk to about having some of that money come back into our industry for hawespipers. I suppose there’s a representative or two in SC that I could write to…even if I didn’t vote for them last year.