In 2018, the Michigan Charter Boat Association, Inc. (MCBNA) created their named annual scholarship. The MCBA is a non-profit organization of professional, United States Coast Guard licensed captains and their safety inspected vessels. The association and its membership have a flawless safety record over several decades guiding the fishermen and women on sport fishing excursions on the four Great Lakes surrounding the State of Michigan. It is their wish to provide financial assistance to students majoring in the LSSU Fisheries and Wildlife Management or Biology program, with a focus on fisheries studies.