Port community partners like ExxonMobil play a critical role in the success of a school dedicated to preparing students for collegiate coursework and careers in International Business and Maritime Studies.
ExxonMobil works to ensure that access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is made widely available, particularly to women and underserved populations in the United States. The company supports the National Math and Science Initiative, and hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day each year. POLAHS students will participate in spring 2011.
The ExxonMobil programs are a perfect fit for POLAHS. Eight POLAHS alumni are currently enrolled at the Cal Maritime Institute in northern California, and five of these students are females studying Mechanical and Marine Engineering. "ExxonMobil is helping us prepare exemplary students for opportunities that may not have previously been within reach," said POLAHS Executive Director James Cross.
ExxonMobil will join other sponsors at POLAHS' annual Scholarship Awards Dinner in June to present their scholarship to the two students they are supporting.