Youth Sailorship Program
Community Boating Center has established youth Sailorship scholarship
programs to provide funding to individuals for sailing instruction or to groups
committed to providing opportunities that allow the general public to experience
the thrill of sailing in upper Narragansett Bay.
CBC Sailorships have been established to assist youth ages 8 - 17 in achieving
a sailing experience. Scholarships will be awarded according to need, with
priority given to students determined to reach beyond prior experience. Students
must pay some part of their tuition, but the percentage is not fixed, nor
is it a determining factor in the selection process. Individual candidates
must be a current Youth Member of Community Boating Center in order to participate.
The current youth membership fee for Sailorship candidates will be pro-rated
at $10. Groups are asked to contribute $5 per participant per sailing experience.
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Applications may be submitted at any time. We suggest that applications be submitted
at least two (2) months prior to the sailing experience. Priority will be given
to requests that further the mission and goals of Community Boating Center or
are consistent with CBC's stated mission.
Community Boating Center Sailorships are awarded to individuals and organized
groups who are genuinely interested in experiencing small boat sailing. Applicants
must show a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Also, applicants must
describe, in writing, what they feel they will achieve by participating in the
sailing experience. Guidelines for submitting this information are included
in the application form.
Applicants must be between 8 and 17 years of age. The sailing experience should
be of at least one, two-week session duration. Maximum award to an individual
or family is up to four (4), two-week sessions.
Organized groups may include, but are not limited to school classes, youth groups,
scout troops, religious groups, or community organizations. The sailing experience
or instructional program should be appropriate to the age of the group and generally
lasts for one (1) 1-1/2 hour session, but may be of any duration. Maximum award
to a group is up to 50% of program fee. Groups are asked to contribute $5 per
participant per sailing experience to encourage individual ownership in the
value of our program.
Community Boating Center may fund the cost of a sailing experience to a maximum
of four (4) summer sessions in the case of an individual, and up to 50% of the
program fee in support of a group. Awards may be made in smaller increments
based on demonstrated need, availability of funding, number of applicants, and
any other criteria that Community Boating Center determines is appropriate.
Applications must be filled out completely. An incomplete application will not be considered
for funding. It is strongly suggested that the applicant contact the Community
Boating Center office for guidance in completion and submission of the application,
however, it will still be the responsibility of the individual to complete his
or her portion of the grant application and to demonstrate need.
The Community Boating Center Sailorship Program offers equal opportunity
to students ages 8 - 17 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender,
creed, or religious affiliation.
Each applicant must first select a Community Boating Center instructional program
to participate in. Individuals or group leaders must then request a copy of
our registration or application form. It is important for the applicant to establish
a good, working contact with our program staff and to be aware of Community
Boating Center registration requirements.
Applicants must complete both the Community Boating Center Sailorship Application and the Community Boating Center
Program Application and submit copies of each to Community Boating Center. Applications
should be typewritten or legibly printed. Applicants may also use a computer
to download an application form from the Community Boating Center website at
Sailorship applications must be completed in full, include the required signatures,
and arrive via first class mail. We suggest submitting your application at
least two (2) months prior to your sailing experience.
Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by the Community
Boating Center Education Committee, which will make award recommendations quarterly
to CBC's Director. Applications received after the quarterly review will be
considered in the next review cycle. All decisions of the Committee or Director
are final. The individual making the application will be notified of the decision
of the Committee or Director as soon as possible.
Upon approval, the applicant will be notified of the amount of the award. The
applicant must remit his or her portion of the membership fee in a timely fashion
as requested by Community Boating Center. Community Boating Center will cover
the balance of the cost of participation. Further participation will only be
possible once the applicant provides proof of participation and the student/group
evaluation form has been completed and received by Community Boating Center.
Work/study stipends, as an alternative to tuition payments, will also be
considered for students engaged for seasonal dockhand positions.
Mention of the grant and a descriptive paragraph (supplied by Community Boating
Center) must appear in the group or organization's newsletter and in at least
one other publication. Publication is the responsibility of the receiving organization.
Copies should be sent to Community Boating Center. Individuals are encouraged
to submit a letter of appreciation for participation in the program.