Arthur J. Haskell Graduate Scholarship

for Advanced Study in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and/or Ocean Engineering


Arthur Jacob Haskell joined SNAME in 1953 and served as President of the Society from 1989-1990. Under his leadership as President SNAME broadened its horizons and held its first Annual Meeting outside New York City, in the city of San Francisco (1990).  His career accomplishments and contributions to SNAME have been recognized through his status as a Honorary/Fellow Member, and his 1995 receipt of The Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land Medal.  Arthur J. Haskell, 93, passed peacefully on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 surrounded by his family in Oakland, California. 

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Haskell received a professional degree in Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Following his service in the U.S. Navy and other employment, Mr. Haskell joined Matson Navigation Company in 1964 as a Project Engineer and was named Vice-President Engineering and Marine Operations in 1970.  His leadership was essential to Matson's major containership conversion and building program.  The HAWAIIAN ENTERPRISE, HAWAIIAN PROGRESS, LURLINE, MATSONIA, MAUI, KAUAI, and ROBERT J. PFEIFFER are among the ships built and/or reconstructed under his direction.  

The Arthur J. Haskell Scholarship is part of the SNAME Graduate Scholarships Program, and open to graduate applicants worldwide that are SNAME members. Awards are made for one year of study leading to a Master’s Degree in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering or in other fields directly related to the maritime industry. Applicants must not receive their Master's Degree prior to September 1st of the academic year for which the scholarship applies. 

One scholarship of up to $6,000 for one year of full-time study may be awarded annually. 
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