The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology received the second year's donation for the most substantial grant and scholarship program the school has offered, the school announced.
This program was made possible through the support of the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation, which 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, according to the school.
“Westlawn is extremely grateful to the Kathy & 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.”
Westlawn’s parent company is the American Boat and Yacht Council.