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 her 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 take precedence.
Scholarship funding is up to $500 and is for any applicant who would be unable to attend the program of her choosing without financial assistance. WSF encourages all eligible young women to apply.
The 2023 applications will be accepted soon. If you have any questions, please direct them to [email protected]
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.”
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.