In 1963, Robert N, Herbert, Naval Architects opened for business. Bob Herbert started this venture with a clear vision of the type of work he wanted to do, and most importantly, how he wanted to do business. His keen sense for innovation, and his honest, straightforward manner helped build long term relationships with his clients. Herbert was also an innovative employer who realized the importance of providing employees with a stake in the company. The company was incorporated as Herbert Engineering Corp. in 1975, with all shares owned by employees who actively participate in the company's management. SNAME remembers and celebrates the legacy of Mr. Herbert through the scholarship dedicated in his name. First awarded in 2008, the Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarship provides a maximum award of $6,000 to an undergraduate scholar provides a maximum of $6,000 to an undergraduate scholar having a passion for naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and displaying evidence of professionalism and involvement in SNAME. The Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarship is part of the SNAME Undergraduate Scholarships Program. It is open to U.S., Canadian and International applicants. SNAME membership required four months prior to the application submission deadline (i.e. February 1). Currently be an actively involved member of a SNAME student section and be committed to future membership. Awards are made for one year of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, ship hydrodynamics and wave theory, ship and offshore structures, or in other fields directly related to the marine industry. Applicants must not receive their Bachelor's Degree prior to April 15th of the academic year they are applying for their scholarship. Undergraduate scholarships may be awarded to an individual more than once and applicants remain eligible for a graduate scholarship. Applications must be received prior to June 1 with all supporting data by June 15 for Scholarships Committee review. Selection in July based upon Scholarships Committee recommendations and Executive Committee approval. Scholarship funds may be used for student tuition, textbooks, academic fees or other academic related expenses for study and research.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
June 1
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Marine/Ocean Engineering
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Director of Regional Member Services
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310
City, State, Zip
Alexandria, VA , 22314
Not reported

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