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 2018/19 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.
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 deductible.
Questions should be directed to Jim Morrow, GPYNEF President, (313) 510-4058
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