Rick MacNeil Youth Sailing Scholarships Application Letter

Edgewood Sailing School is a non-profit entity that relies on donations to balance its operations. Each summer the Rick MacNeil Fund provides several scholarships to kids from families who need help paying for sailing lessons.

Through a Rick MacNeil Scholarship, a small number of ESS youth sailors can defray a portion of their Youth program tuition for one or more weeks. If your child – or a child you know – is interested in taking classes at the Edgewood Sailing School, but may not be able to afford full tuition, you may apply for a scholarship by providing the information below.

Please register for classes before filling out a scholarship application. No payment is required while your application is being reviewed. The spring scholarship deadline for the first group of awards is February 23, 2020. Subsequently, Scholarship applications for any remaining funds may be submitted at any time during Edgewood Sailing School season.

All letters of application (by email, post, or on this form) will be privately reviewed by the Edgewood Sailing School board of directors. The first group of awards will be given on February 26, 2020, based on each young sailor's Interest and Need. We particularly encourage new sailors in the Starter Sailor program; although youth sailors at any level class are entirely eligible to apply.

The scholarship committee will contact you if additional information is required, and will be very pleased to have suggestions, and questions and comments.

As always, we welcome donations to the Rick MacNeil Scholarship Fund to replenish funds for upcoming years. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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