A Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Foundation
Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation

scholarships

Scholarship Instructions and Application

NOTE: Scholarship Applications deadline is Sunday April 3, 2022.

The GPYNEF will be awarding a minimum of (10 & 15) $1,500 college scholarships to young sailors in the community and the Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association. These scholarships have been created to encourage young men and women to actively participate in sailing activities throughout their high school and college years.

High school seniors and college/university students attending college/university classes in the 2022/23 academic year are eligible to apply.

The assessment process will use three criteria found on the Scholarship Application Form;

  1. Two original essays (topics provided
  2. Applicant’s resume of sailing experience and
  3. Documentation of academic accomplishment (transcripts inc., GPA’s and/or ACT/SAT scores).

The GPYNEF currently has eleven (11) Perpetual Scholarships supported by endowments that make it possible to award an annual scholarship (indexed for inflation) basically forever, presented  in the donor’s name. Persons interested in a perpetual scholarship should contact Jim Morrow.

Current Perpetual Scholarship Donors

  • 2012
    Commodore James and Patricia Anderson
  • 2012
    Commodore John and Marlene Boll
  • 2013
    Manuel J. and Nora Moroun
  • 2014
    Commodore James and Sandra Morrow
  • 2014
    Benno Steinborn
  • 2015
    W. W. Williams Company
  • 2016
    Edwin and Felicia Shaw
  • 2016
    Commodore Tymon C. and Sheri Totte
  • 2017
    Commodore Sean and Kristen Schotthoefer
  • 2018
    Commodore Ilja and Kelley Vreeken
  • 2021
    Zach Rockwell Scholarship
  1. Donors are invited to the Brunch each year for the presentation of the scholarships and to meet the recipients.  Scholarships are presented in the Name of the Donor, example: “Commodore John and Marlene Boll Scholarship”
  2. A recognition plaque is displayed in the GPYC Lobby and a brick and plaque at the Sailor’s Recognition Area.
  3. 100% of the purchase of the naming right to a scholarship is tax favorable and deductible.Questions should be directed to Jim Morrow, GPYNEF President, (313) 510-4058 Email: jjmorrow4@comcast.net

2021 GPYNEF Scholarship Recipients

In 2021, fifteen Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation (GPYNEF) applicants were awarded a $1,500 college scholarship. Since its inception in 2012, there has been a total of 100 GPYNEF scholarships awarded. Ten of those scholarships have been funded in perpetuity.

College scholarships are awarded based on a summary of sailing experience in the Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association Club Junior Programs, high school or college freshman sailing programs and academic credentials. 2022 GPYNEF Scholarship Application may be found at gpynef.org/scholarships. Application Deadline: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club by April 3, 2022

The 2021 Scholarship recipients were awarded during a special brunch at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club May 23.

  • Bridget Clark
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    Marquette University
  • Scholarship:
    Zach Rockwell
  • Anthony Dzuiba
  • Graduated:
    West Bloomfield High School
  • Attending:
    Eastern Michigan University
  • Scholarship:
    Ray Laethem
  • Dwight Ellis
  • Graduated:
    Detroit Country Day School
  • Attending:
    New York University
  • Scholarship:
    Edwin and Felicia Shaw
  • Henry gonzalez
  • Graduated:
    Cranbrook Kingwood School
  • Attending:
    College of Charleston
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore Ilja and Kelley Vreeken

  • Michael Gualdoni
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe North High School
  • Attending:
    Syracuse University
  • Scholarship:
    Manuel and Nora Moroun
  • Ryan Hexter
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    College of Charleston
  • Scholarship:
    GPYNEF
  • Carly Irwin
  • Graduated:
    Eisenhower High School
  • Attending:
    Grand Valley State University
  • Scholarship:
    DRYA

  • Michael Kirkman
  • Graduated:
    Novi High School
  • Attending:
    Boston College
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore Sean and
    Dr. Kristen Schotthoeffer
  • Samuel Louis Monique
  • Graduated:
    Farmington High School
  • Attending:
    Michigan State University
  • Scholarship:
    Glenn Sheets and Patricia O’Kelly

  • Emily Pytell
  • Graduated:
    Troy High School
  • Attending:
    University of Michigan
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore James and
    Patty Anderson

  • Jacob schaupeter
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    Macomb Community College
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore Tymon C. and Sheri Tott

  • Christina Thomas
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    Harvard University
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore James and Sandy Morrow
  • Veronica Van Rossen
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    University of Maryland
  • Scholarship:
    Commodore John and Marlene Boll
  • Willian vogel
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    University of Michigan
  • Scholarship:
    Benno Steinborn
  • Brandon wortman
  • Graduated:
    Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Attending:
    University of Michigan
  • Scholarship:
    W.W. Williams Company 

2020 GPYNEF Scholarship Recipients