The Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF) is offering the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship to young women sailors aged between 14 and 19. The scholarship is for sailors who want to broaden their sailing experiences and need financial assistance in order to do so. Funding is up to $500 and will be awarded to one applicant, with the funds being applied to her tuition cost.
The applicants identify the opportunity of their choosing, and programs may include, but are not limited to, an advanced sailing program, a racing program, a tall-ship or liveaboard experience, and a marine or maritime-related program. Scholarship coordinator Linda Newland says they also welcome applicants for a marine trades-type program, and that the awardee can take the program anywhere in the US and beyond if they are a resident of the US.
The scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Sue Corl of Marblehead, MA. Sue was a board member and a tireless advocate for WSF programs. She was the national co-coordinator of the AdventureSail® program for many years, having been an organizer of the first Boston AdventureSail in 1997. Sue Corl was a co-chair of the Inaugural Women’s Sailing Conference held at Marblehead in 2001. She also served on the board of directors of the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA).
Applications are open February 1 through April 10, 2022. Applications must be received by the April 10 deadline.
You can find more information, previous recipients, and a link to the application form here: https://womensailing.org/sue-corl-youth-sailing-scholarship.
The Women’s Sailing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. The mission is to enhance the lives of women and girls through education and access to the sport of sailing. The foundation’s two main programs are the National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and AdventureSail®. WSF accomplishes its mission by providing its NWSA members with educational programs and opportunities for sailing and networking. The AdventureSail® program is a life-enhancing mentoring program for underrepresented girls. For more information, visit www.womensailing.org