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


Scholarship Instructions and Application

NOTE: Scholarship Applications deadline is April 2, 2019.

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 2018/19 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 nine (9) 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
    TransAxle/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
  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