2023 Scholarship Announcement
January 11, 2023
Dear NCS Families,
We are excited to be able to continue our NCS Scholarship Program going into our 29th season at Nantucket Community Sailing!
Thanks to the generous gifts from our donors, NCS is happy to offer scholarships to year-round island resident youth. 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.
The 2023 Scholarship Program is as follows:
Week 1: You pay only $100! (A minimum value of $325)
Week 2: Up to 50% Scholarship
Week 3: Up to 50% Scholarship
Week 4: Up to 50% Scholarship
Week 5 to 8: Up to 50% Scholarship, pending availability of funds (New for 2023!)
This application is to apply for a scholarship only. Sailors must still register for their desired classes through our website, www.nantucketsailing.org.
To apply for a scholarship, please download the scholarship application on our website. Scholarship applications are due to the NCS office by Monday, January 23, 2023, 4:00pm (scan to email@example.com or drop off/snail mail to 4 Winter Street). Please note that scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are available. Funds for weeks 1-4 will begin allocation on Thursday, January 26th. Scholarships for weeks 5-8 will begin allocation April 2023, pending availability of funds after the first 4 weeks of scholarship funds are allocated.
As part of our regular scholarship program, NCS offers two additional scholarships to four year-round residents: The Meg Blair Scholarship and the Alan I. Newhouse Scholarship. To apply, please complete the scholarship application as mentioned above and the NCS staff will contact you in mid-February if you have been chosen.
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 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.
The 2023 registration schedule is:
- Islander registration opens Tuesday, January 24th at 12:00 Noon EST and will close Wednesday, January 25th at 3:00pm EST
- New - Returning sailor registration opens Friday, January 27th 12:00 Noon EST and will close Friday, January 27th at 11:59pm EST
- General registration opens Wednesday, February 1st at 12:00 Noon EST and will remain open
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, (508) 228-6600.
We look forward to seeing you on the water!
The NCS Team