Maine Maritime Academy will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents on gaining admission to federal service academies, public maritime academies, or private military colleges.

The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Clarion Hotel, located at 1230 Congress Street in Portland, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration will take place from 5:30-6 p.m., and the information program will take place from 6-8:30 p.m.

According to Jeffrey Wright, director of admissions at Maine Maritime Academy, the workshop is designed to encourage personal consultation with representatives of various post-secondary institutions that offer structured leadership environments or opportunity for U.S. military service. High school students who are interested in disciplined training environments or unique opportunities for personal growth are encouraged to attend the workshops.

The evening workshop will consist of multiple informational sessions on federal military academies and the associated nomination process, military Reserve Officer Training Corps opportunities available at various types of colleges and universities, private military college options, and an overview of public maritime colleges. College program personnel and representatives from Maine’s Congressional delegation will be on hand to answer questions.

Maine Maritime Academy, a Maine public college founded in 1941, enrolls more than 900 students from 35 states and several foreign countries. Internationally respected for its uniformed Regiment of Midshipmen, a student-run leadership training model, the college offers a traditional collegiate lifestyle and uniformed training options for its students. Military service obligation is voluntary.

The college awards A.S., B.S., and M.S. degrees. Fields of study include: Marine Transportation Operations, Vessel Operations and Technology, Small Vessel Operations, Marine Systems Engineering, Marine Engineering Operations and Technology, Power Engineering Operations and Technology, Small Craft Design, Small Craft Systems, Marine Biology, Marine Science, and International Business and Logistics. To learn more about Maine Maritime Academy, visit:

For further information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-227-8465 (in Maine), 1-800-464-6565 (out-of-state), or contact Walk-ins are welcome.