2021 Scholarship Announcement
January 8, 2021
Hello NCS Families,
We are excited to be able to continue our Scholarship Program going into our 27th season at Nantucket Community Sailing!
Thanks to the generous gifts from our private donors and foundations, NCS is happy to offer scholarships to our year-round island resident youths. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to all our island youth who request our support. Scholarships are given on a first-come first-serve basis.
1st Week: ONLY $100
2nd Week: 50% OFF*
3rd Week: 50% OFF*
4th Week: 50% OFF*
*Off session Rates
With this scholarship program, week one will be nearly 75% off! Weeks two, three and four will be 50% off. This means that year-round island resident youth are eligible for up to $862.50 in scholarship funding, or more than two of four weeks of sailing completely funded by NCS! New in 2021 - all sailing sessions will be one week only.
In addition to our regular scholarship program, NCS is excited to provide two additional scholarships to four year-round residents: The Meg Blair Scholarship and the Alan I. Newhouse Scholarship.
The Dr. Margaret H. ("Meg") Blair Sailing Scholarship was established in 2019 to honor, into perpetuity, Meg's passion for the water and for teaching children, through sailing, the empowerment that learning the power and the beauty of the sea provides. Meg was an avid sailor and fisherman, and loved every moment spent on Nantucket's waters. The Dr. Margaret H. ("Meg") Blair Scholarship is available to two year-round Nantucket youth each year, for up to four weeks of sailing. Applicants are required to complete a general scholarship application. Upon receiving all scholarship applications, NCS will select two students to receive this funding. If a student is selected for this scholarship, s/he will be required to write a thank-you note to Dr. Blair's family, in care of Nantucket Community Sailing.
Alan I. Newhouse was an avid Nantucket sailor and one of the founders of Nantucket Community Sailing. His passion was watching young children learn to sail in Polpis Harbor and he often took NCS donors and friends out to Polpis for them to see the children in action. To honor Alan, and establish a permanent recognition of him and his love for sailing, the Alan I. Newhouse Scholarship was established in 2008. The Alan I Newhouse Scholarship is available to two year-round youth each year, for up to four weeks of sailing in Polpis Harbor. Applicants will be chosen by NCS, and are required to complete a general scholarship application. If a student is selected for this scholarship, s/he will be required to write a thank-you note to Mr Newhouse's family, in care of Nantucket Community Sailing.
To apply for a scholarship, please see the application attached to this email, or download the scholarship application on our website. Scholarship applications are due to the NCS main office (4 Winter Street) by Friday, January 22, 2021 (scan, fax at 508-325-7757, or snail mail). Please note that scholarships will be issued on a first-come, first serve basis.
Check your email next week for 2021 programming.
Island Registration Opens on our NCS website on Monday, January 25th at 12pm EST.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.228.6600.
We look forward to seeing you on the water!!
Nantucket Community Sailing