A Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Foundation

2017 Scholarship winners, left to right: Preston Carey, Jacob Mackey, Jackson Webster, Liam Walz, Elizabeth Obermaier, Amanda Williams, Kaitlin Malley, Caroline Seski, Justin Verriest, Jake Orhan, Jack Holme, Joseph Lark


NOTE: Scholarship Applications deadline is April 2, 2018

The GPYNEF will be awarding up to ten (10) $1,500 college scholarships to young sailors in the community and the Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association. These scholarships have been created to encourage young men and women to actively participate in sailing activities throughout their high school and college years.

High school seniors and college/university students attending college/university classes in the 2017/18 academic year are eligible to apply.

The assessment process will use three criteria found on the Scholarship Application Form;
1.) Two original essays (topics provided),

2.) Applicant’s resume of sailing experience and

3.) Documentation of academic accomplishment (transcripts inc., GPA’s and/or ACT/SAT scores).


The GPYNEF currently has nine (9) Perpetual Scholarships supported by endowments that make it possible to award an annual scholarship (indexed for inflation) basically forever, presented  in the donor’s name. Persons interested in a perpetual scholarship should contact Jim Morrow.

Current Perpetual College Scholarship Donors:

2012 Commodore James and Patricia Anderson

2012 Commodore John and Marlene Boll

2013  Manuel J. and Nora Moroun

2014 TransAxle/Commodore James and Sandra Morrow

2014 Benno Steinborn

2015 W. W. Williams Company

2016 Edwin and Felicia Shaw

2016 Commodore Tymon C. and Sheri Totte
2017 Commodore Sean and Kristen Schotthoefer

1. Donors are invited to the Brunch each year for the presentation of the scholarships and to meet the recipients.  Scholarships are presented in the Name of the Donor, example: “Commodore John and Marlene Boll Scholarship”

2. A recognition plaque is displayed in the GPYC Lobby and a brick and plaque at the Sailor’s Recognition Area.

3. 100% of the purchase of the naming right to a scholarship is tax favorable and deductable.

Questions should be directed to Jim Morrow, GPYNEF President, (313) 510-4058

Email: jjmorrow4@comcast.net