Boat Design Courses at Westlawn IMT: Student Grants Extended

Press Release
Monday, June 17, 2013
Student-designed craft: Image courtesy of June 17, 2013, Eastport, ME: The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is able to extend its grant and scholarship program in Small Craft Design thanks to further funding from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation.

The funds were originally for three years, but an additional thirty thousand dollars was given to assist more students. Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis until the grant funds are expended.

"“The connections between Westlawn Institute, ABYC, and the history and goals of Kathy and Jerry Wood, are remarkable,”" said Sallie Hamrick, President of the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation. “"Not only are both organizations dedicated to boating and education, but also to enhancing boating safety and to encouraging our nation’s youth to pursue the enjoyment of boating and careers in the boating industry.  We are particularly touched that Jerry and Kathy will continue to serve the boating community by helping students learn to design boats and yachts that will be joyfully used for generations to come.”"
 
Students who are U.S. citizens and meet Westlawn admission requirements are eligible for a $1,500 grant toward their tuition in Module 1 in the full Yacht & Boat Design Program, or toward the tuition for the Elements of Technical Boat Design course. Students may be awarded either $1,500 for a GPA of 90% or above, or $1,000 for a GPA 85% - 89%.  Scholarships and grants from funds donated by the Wood Foundation in 2013 may not be applied retroactively, and may only be awarded for enrollments that occur starting on June 20, 2013.
 
Scholarships granted for academic achievement based on GPA are “Wood Scholarships,” and the recipients are known as “Wood Scholars.”  Sixty scholarships have been awarded since 2010

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