Scholarship Program

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The goal of our scholarship program is to help to give local youth every opportunity to learn the life-long skills of sailing. To be eligible for a scholarship, participants must be enrolled in year-round schooling on Nantucket. We are able to grant these scholarships thanks to generous gifts from private donors and foundations. Their support is very important to us at Community Sailing and is sincerely appreciated by island children and their families.

Week 1: You pay only $100! (A minimum value of $340)
Week 2 - 8: 50% Scholarship

Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are available.

Scholarship funds will begin to be allocated Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Dr. Margaret H. ("Meg") Blair Scholarship
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 scholarship application and write a thank-you note to Dr. Blair's family, in care of Nantucket Community Sailing.
Alan I. Newhouse Scholarship
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 are required to complete a scholarship application and write a thank-you letter to Mr. Newhouse's family, in care of Nantucket Community Sailing.
Scholarshipped sailors are able to participate in our weekly sailing programs at a subsidized cost. In addition to our individual scholarship program, NCS also offers free sailing and water sports to a variety of local organizations to support the island community. These groups include the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, PASCON (Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket), Fairwinds, the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs/Saltmarsh Senior Center, the Nantucket High School Sailing Team, Adams Camp, 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 and community outreach programs:
  • Community Foundation for Nantucket - Nantucket Fund
  • Cape Cod 5 Foundation
  • Nantucket Golf Club Foundation
  • Nantucket Island Resorts

With your help, the NCS scholarship program can continue to grow and reach as many island children as possible.

Click here 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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