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Mattituck High School student gets full scholarship to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


A Mattituck High School NJROTC member has earned a full scholarship to learn to become a Merchant Marine.

Cadet Lieutenant Bill Stuckart received an appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., which comes with a full scholarship of over $350,000.

Major Bill Grigonis said that Lt. Stuckart’s appointment also comes with the opportunity to receive a commission as an Ensign in either the Navy, Coast Guard or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army, Marine Corps or Air Force.

Lt. Stuckart will graduate with a Bachelor in Science, as well as a U.S. Coast Guard license for the deck or engineering, Major Grigonis said.

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Photo Caption: Cadet Lieutenant Bill Stuckart (Credit: Courtesy).