The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology recently received the final donation installment of the most substantial grant and scholarship program the school has ever offered.
For qualifying U.S. students, tuition effectively will be reduced to levels not last seen since the early 1980s, according to a release from the American Boat & Yacht Council, Westlawn’s parent company.
The program has been made possible through the support of the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation, which has awarded an extended grant of $90,000, at $30,000 a year over a three-year period (2010, 2011 and 2012), to provide tuition assistance for eligible Westlawn students.
Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis until the grant funds are expended for each of the three years.
“Westlawn is extremely grateful to the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation,” Westlawn director Dave Gerr said in a statement. “The scholarships awarded through the Wood Foundation grant will serve as a tremendous help to our students, and we are thrilled knowing that we’ll be continuing the tradition that Kathy and Jerry Wood established, both assisting in education while supporting recreational boating.”