ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Both Hargrave Custom Yachts and The Taylor Made Group have provided funding to create scholarships for students at The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, it reported in a statement.
“These scholarships are an important aid in enabling more students to afford their studies and complete their work,” the school stated. “Support like this from boating industry leaders is crucial to ensuring a supply of trained personnel and thus the long-term health of the boating business.”
Hargrave Custom Yachts has funded a scholarship in memory of Westlawn alumnus Jack Hargrave, calling it the Hargrave Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is for advanced students enrolling in Westlawn Modules 3 or 4. It is effective starting June 15, and cannot be applied retroactively, according to the school.
Students enrolling in Module 3 or 4, with a grade-point average of 85 percent or higher, will qualify for a $500 scholarship. Students must have passed at least lesson 19 in Module 2 to enroll in Module 3. The scholarship award will be applied to students’ initial payment and first monthly payment if they chose the monthly-payment plan.
The scholarship will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis for those students who meet the scholarship criteria, until the funds in the Hargrave Memorial Scholarship are expended, the school reported. A book on Jack Hargrave is available at Westlawn’s Hargrave Book. Sales from this book are also donated to the school.
The Taylor Made Group has funded a scholarship in memory of Willard (Bill) Taylor. The Taylor Made Scholarship is for intermediate students enrolling in Module 2, who have done well in their Westlawn Scholarships Module 1 or Yacht Design Lite studies. It is also effective June 15 and cannot be applied retroactively, the school said.
Students enrolling in Module 2 from either Module 1 or Yacht Design Lite, with a grade-point average of 85 percent or higher, will qualify for a $250 scholarship. Students must have passed at least lesson 10 to enroll in Module 2. The scholarship award will be applied to students’ initial payment and first monthly payment(s) if they chose the monthly-payment plan, according to Westlawn.
The scholarship will remain available, on a first-come first-served basis, for those students who meet the scholarship criteria until the funds in the Taylor Made Scholarship are expended.
“Particularly in the current economic environment, Westlawn is always looking for ways to help students with their tuition,” said Dave Gerr, Westlawn director. “We welcome contributions for scholarship funds to make it easier for more students to enroll in Westlawn to fulfill their dreams and meet industry needs. We have consistently had more positions to fill than graduates to fill them. All donations are fully tax-deductible.”
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