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Scholarship Program

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Please click here to download the scholarship application.


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The goal of the scholarship program is to ensure the local youth sailors of Nantucket sail for as many weeks as possible throughout successive seasons with NCS. It is our goal to give local youth residents every opportunity to learn the life-long skills of sailing. To be eligible for a scholarship participants must be enrolled in a Nantucket Island school. The scholarships that we are able to grant are integral to realizing this goal. The support of private donors is very important to us at Community Sailing and is sincerely appreciated by island children and their families. This year, scholarships will be granted as follows:

Guppies Scholarship

1 Week FREE

Youth Programs Scholarships:

Week 1 - FREE

Week 2 - 50% Off

Week 3 & 4 - 25% Off

Race Team Scholarship

25% Off after 2nd Week of Sailing


Scholarship applications are date-stamped and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis and are granted to year-round Nantucket Island residents who are enrolled in Nantucket Island schools, as long as funds are available. Please note that NCS tries to scholarship as many sailors as possible, but the best way to help ensure your sailor receives a scholarship is to register early and to submit your scholarship application immediately. Applications can be scanned & emailed, faxed or mailed to NCS. For more information on scholarship eligibility, please contact the NCS Office.

In 2016 NCS served 1000 children and provided $130,000 in sailing scholarships and free community outreach programs. These children were able to participate in our weekly sailing programs at our three sites across the island. In addition to our individual scholarship program, NCS also offers support to a variety of local organizations and events that help to support the community and the youth on the island. These groups included the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Mentoring Youth Nantucket/Iron Teams Relay, PASCON (Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket), the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs/Saltmarsh Senior Center, the Nantucket High School Sailing Team and the Nantucket S.T.A.R. Program (Sports and Therapeutic Accessible Recreation).

We would like to thank the following foundations for their generous donations and support to our scholarship program:

  • Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin Lancasterian School
  • C.M. and Edna P. Cotton Family Foundation
  • Cape Cod 5 Foundation
  • Nantucket Bank
  • Nantucket Golf Club Foundation
  • Nantucket Island Resorts
  • R.K. Mellon Family Foundation
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation 

With your help, the NCS scholarship program can continue to grow and reach as many island children as possible. Please click here or on the photo above to support our scholarship program.


P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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