IYRS expands scholarship offerings

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The International Yacht Restoration School expanded the scholarship opportunities for students applying to the Rhode Island-based school’s three full-time programs.

The scholarships, which are expected to draw a competitive pool of applicants for fall 2013 admission, are the direct result of the strong emphasis the school has placed on raising scholarship funding; in 2011, the IYRS set an ambitious goal of raising $4 million for scholarships during the 2011-2015 period.

Below is a listing of scholarship opportunities for students planning to enter the school’s full-time programs this fall in boatbuilding and restoration, marine systems or composites technology. For all named scholarships, the priority deadline is April 19 and the final deadline is July 1. IYRS named scholarships are awarded based on both demonstrated financial need and merit.

Van Beuren Charitable Trust Scholarship: $5,000 will be awarded to a student who is a Rhode Island resident.

Marine Trades Scholarship for Women: $5,000 will be awarded to a female student pursuing an education in the marine trades. Special consideration will be given to women who are entering or changing careers to the marine trades and who have shown interest in the field through professional or personal pursuits.

Hope Goddard Iselin Fund: $5,000 will be awarded to a female student in her first year in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program.

Antiques & Classic Boat Society Scholarship: $5,000 will be awarded to a student attending the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program.

Composite Technology Scholarship: $5,000 will be awarded to a student attending the Composite Technology Program.

Marine Systems Scholarship: $5,000 will be awarded to a student attending the Marine Systems Program.

Boatbuilding and Restoration Scholarship: $5,000 will be awarded to a student entering the second year in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program.

Marine Systems (or) Composites Technology 50/50 Scholarship: A student entering either the Marine Systems or Composites Technology program will receive scholarship support equaling 50 percent of the program’s tuition.

Boatbuilding and Restoration 50/50 Scholarship: A student entering the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program will receive scholarship support equaling 50 percent of the program’s tuition.

In addition, IYRS offers general scholarships that are based on need and granted in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The priority deadline for applying for these scholarships is also April 19 and the final deadline is July 1.

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