The Women’s Sailing Foundation offers two youth scholarship opportunities: Learn to Sail Scholarship — for girls who have participated in an AdventureSail experience to attend a recognized sailing course and the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship — an enhanced sailing experience or program for a teenaged girl.
Learn To Sail Scholarship
The Learn to Sail Scholarship can be applied to any recognized sailing program that has partnered with the Women’s Sailing Foundation in support of AdventureSail®.
The requirements for the girl requesting a Learn to Sail Scholarship are:
- Be between 9 and 14 years old
- Be able to swim
- Have participated in an AdventureSail® experience
- Complete the Scholarship application form
- Submit a one page composition — Why I would like to learn to sail
- State financial need
- Provide parental or guardian written consent
- Provide a letter from affiliated community/Youth program recommending you for a scholarship
- Provide the name of the recognized youth sailing program in which you plan to enroll.
The requirements for the participating sailing organization are:
• Letter to WSF AdventureSail® identifying the student who will receive the sailing lessons
• Confirm that the recipient qualifies to participate in sailing program and registration date
• Provide updated, published costs to participate in youth sailing program
• Provide billing/payment requests in advance of student participating.
• The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the identified sailing program
• The sailing program must be a WSF AdventureSail® partner
• The sailing program should have a recognized youth learn-to-sail program at its facility
Complete the Learn to Sail Scholarship Application or contact your local sailing institution where you participated in an Adventuresail® experience.
Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship (SCYSS)
Enhanced Sailing Experience or program for a Teenage Girl
Elizabeth (Sue) Corl, of Marblehead, MA, a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF), was a tireless advocate for WSF programs. Having raised two daughters and having been involved with many volunteer organizations supporting girls, Sue was thrilled to be an organizer of the first Boston AdventureSail® program which took place in Boston Harbor at Courageous Sailing Center in 1997. AdventureSail® is a nationwide program for underserved girls ages 9 to 14. Sue was also the co-chair of the inaugural Women’s Sailing Conference in Marblehead in 2001. Sue died in 2007 but she will always be remembered for her desire to introduce the sport of sailing to young girls. With her early involvement in AdventureSail® Sue sought opportunities for girls to continue to enhance their sailing and education related to sailing. In 2015, the Board established a scholarship in Sue’s memory, the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship (SCYSS).
This special scholarship in memory of a special woman is offered annually to underserved girls between the ages of 14 and 19.
The opportunities to which the scholarship may be applied include, but are not limited to, enrollment in:
• An advanced sailing program
• A racing program
• A tall ship or live-aboard experience
• A marine or maritime-related program
When there are multiple requests, sailing-related programs take precedence.
Application is for up to $500 in scholarship funds