The Women’s Sailing Foundation is offering the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship now. The scholarship is for young women sailors 14-19 years old who have identified a sailing program they wish to attend.

The programs may include an advanced sailing program, a tall ship or live-aboard experience, a marine or marine-related program. Examples include environmental studies or a sail racing program. Scholarship funding is up to $500 and will be awarded to one applicant.

Application period is open NOW until the deadline of May 15.

This scholarship was suspended in 2020 due to COVID. More eligible programs will be available as 2021 progresses so we have adjusted our deadline to May 15. The later date will allow applicants to identify a program that will run in 2021. Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and to fill out the application form.

The scholarship is named after Sue Corl who was a tireless advocate for introducing sailing to young women. She was the national co-coordinator of our AdventureSail program for many years having been an organizer of the first Boston AdventureSail in 1997 at the Courageous Sailing Center in Boston Harbor. Sue Corl was a co-chair of the Inaugural Women’s Sailing Conference held at Marblehead in 2001. She also served on the Board of Directors of NWSA.

WSF encourages all eligible young women sailors to apply.