Appleton resident, Sawyer King, a Marine Engineering Technology major, Class of 2022 at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, has received an American Bureau of Shipping scholarship. King was one of five student at the academy to receive the award.

ABS, a leading international classification society, promotes the security of life, property and the marine environment, primarily through the establishment and verification of technical and engineering standards for the design, construction, and operational maintenance of ships and marine-related facilities. The ABS Scholarship is awarded to deserving full-time undergraduate students in pursuit of a degree in fields such as mechanical engineering, naval architecture, marine engineering, offshore engineering, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and data science. Recipients of this academic award receive a scholarship in each of the final two years of their studies at MMA. They are also given an opportunity to complete an internship with the American Bureau of Shipping.