OSG awards maritime scholarships to four female students
The Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has partnered with the Women Offshore Foundation to award four scholarships to US marine students. This partnership is part of OSG’s commitment to create more awareness and gender equality for careers in the maritime industry, where women are significantly underrepresented. The maritime industry offers attractive compensation, job security and employment opportunities outside of the traditional 9-5 office environment.
“OSG is committed to attracting more women into a traditionally male-dominated industry,” says Sam Norton, President and CEO of OSG. “By offering scholarships and working with our partners, we hope to nurture more women leaders by removing some of the barriers that prevent women from entering the global seafaring industry and opening access to the many opportunities that a maritime career can offer.”
Ashlyn Mullan, Chelsea Gostomski and Yanitza Vargas are some of the grantees selected from the 35 applicants. OSG is honored to have the opportunity to support these women as they make their way into the maritime industry. Each of these women submitted an essay to the Women Offshore Foundation expressing their desire for a grant and explaining why they would like to pursue a career in the sea. A specialized maritime education offers a variety of career opportunities with competitive salary ranges, a variety of positions with varying educational requirements, and the opportunity to become an officer on a seagoing vessel.
“Women Offshore prides itself on leading our community members to meaningful careers on the water. By offering generous scholarships, we empower individuals to pursue their career goals and bring their talents to the field,” said Founder and President Ally Cedeno. “Our scholarships are just one aspect of our Career Services that open up opportunities and break down barriers. We are so grateful to OSG and MEBA who see the importance of this matter and are making waves with us in the industry!”
Through partnerships with organizations like Women Offshore, OSG hopes to make strides in reducing the gender gap in the maritime industry and creating equal opportunities for all.
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) is a public company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the US flag markets. OSG is a major operator of tankers and ATBs in the Jones Act industry. OSG’s US Flag fleet consists of crude oil tankers doing business in Alaska, conventional ATBs, lighter ATBs, shuttle tankers, MR tankers operating internationally and in the Jones Act, two of which participate in the US Maritime Security Program, and a tanker in cold layup.
OSG is committed to setting high quality standards for its quality, safety and environmental programs. OSG is recognized as one of the world’s most customer-centric ocean transportation companies and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.
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