NOTE: Scholarship Applications deadline is Sunday April 2, 2023, 5pm. Students are eligible for scholarships if they have participated in the DRYA area junior sailing at anytime.
The YNEF will be awarding a minimum of (11) $2,000 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 2023/24 academic year are eligible to apply.
The assessment process will use three criteria found on the Scholarship Application Form;
The YNEF currently has twelve (12) 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
In 2022, eleven Youth Nautical Education Foundation (YNEF) applicants were awarded a $2,000 college scholarship. Since its inception in 2012, there has been a total of 124 YNEF scholarships awarded. Twelve 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 YNEF Scholarship Application may be found at gpynef.org/scholarships. Application Deadline: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club by April 2, 2023, 5 pm.
The 2022 Scholarship recipients (pictured below) were awarded during a special brunch at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in May 15.