Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship

Enhanced Sailing Experience or program for a Teenage Girl

The Women’s Sailing Foundation offers the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship for an enhanced sailing experience or program for a teenaged girl. This special scholarship is offered to girls between the ages of 14 and 19 with a financial need to broaden their sailing experiences. The opportunities to which the scholarship may be applied include, but are not limited to, enrollment in:
• An advanced sailing program
• A racing program
• A tall ship or live-aboard experience
• A marine or maritime-related program

When there are multiple requests, sailing-related programs will take precedence. The successful recipient will receive $500 in scholarship funds applicable to their program fee. A person can only receive the scholarship once in a lifetime.

Please, direct any questions to [email protected]

We are accepting applications between

February 1, 2023 to April 15, 2023, midnight (Eastern).

Congratulations Stephanie Roney

2022 Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship awardee

Congratulations to Stephanie Roney, Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship recipient, a 15 year-old student from San Pedro High School. She was introduced to sailing during the summer of 2019 at Los Angeles Community Sailing Clinics (LACS). In her application letter she expressed her love of the water and an appreciation of the beauty of sail. Her letter of recommendation from LACS expressed the hope a bit of training would open opportunities to Stephanie, such as participating in a local sailing team. “This would be a wonderful outcome for Stephanie and the yachting community.”

Upon receiving the scholarship, Stephanie wrote, “With great pleasure and gratitude, I accept this award. I will do my best to exemplify the honored values of women in sailing. Not only will I not disappoint you, but I will make every effort to exceed your expectations.”
And Stephanie has indeed exceeded our expecations! Stephanie graduated from Optis to FJs three days into the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing Program. Upon completion, because she worked so well with the younger sailors, she was offered and accpeted a job! She loves the program and is appreciative of the NWSA contribuitors and supporters who made her amazing summer of sailing possible. Watch stephanie, she is just getting started with her sailing adventures!
Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club Junior Program offers year-round sailing activities that focus on ages 8 and up working hand-in-hand with the Cabrillo Beach Youth Sailing Foundation to offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of each individual sailor.

Congratulations Kira Hill

2021 Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship awardee

Congratulations to Kira Hill, who attended the Fantastic Voyage, July, 5th — 9th, 2021. Her experience aboard the tallship schooner Adventuress fostered environmental sustainability, youth development and awareness of maritime careers through powerful shipboard programs on the waters of the Salish Sea.

Adventuress is a century-old National Historic Landmark tall ship. Sound Experience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Washington State, USA.

Congratulations Ella Beauregard

2019 Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship awardee

Congratulations to Ella Beauregard of Southport, Maine, who attended the Brooke E. Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic in Newport, RI. Upon learning of her selection to receive the 2019 Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship Ella commented, “I am beyond grateful.”  You can learn how the scholarship helped Ella achieve her sailing goals in this brief video about the Sue Corl Youth Sailing Scholarship.


Elizabeth (Sue) Corl, of Marblehead, MA, a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF), was a tireless advocate for WSF programs. She raised two daughters and was involved with many volunteer organizations supporting girls. She was an organizer of the first Boston AdventureSail® program which took place in Boston Harbor at Courageous Sailing Center in 1997. Corl was also the co-chair of the inaugural Women’s Sailing Conference in Marblehead in 2001.

Sue Corl died in 2007, but she will always be remembered for her desire to introduce the sport of sailing to young girls. In 2015, the Women’s Sailing Foundation board established the Sue Corl Youth Scholarship in her memory.

We are able to offer this scholarship to young girl sailors because of your generous donations and membership fees. Please, consider donating by clicking the button at the bottom of the page, or join us via membership.