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IYRS Announces New Scholarship Opportunities

24 January 2012

IYRS are offering new scholarship opportunities which they expect to draw a large field of applicants to the school’s full-time programs beginning this autumn.

Two of these opportunities, the IYRS Craftsmanship Scholarship and the Marine Systems Scholarship, are expected to cover 50 percent of the awarded student’s tuition.

According to IYRS, they have placed a strong emphasis on building scholarship funding in recent years and in 2011 IYRS they set a goal of raising $4 million for scholarships during the 2011–2015 period.

“These scholarships are the direct result of the generosity of our supporters and their belief in our school, our students, and the high-quality industry training we offer,” said Terry Nathan, President of IYRS. “This funding enables us to attract the best and the brightest to our programs—and to in turn prepare those individuals to become valuable members of the marine industry.”

IYRS offers three full-time programs in Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, and Composites Technology. Below is a listing of scholarship opportunities for students planning to enter the school’s programs in autumn 2012. The early application deadline is March 31, 2012.

IYRS Craftsmanship Scholarship: This new scholarship will cover 50 percent of a student’s tuition; students entering the Composites Technology Program or the first year of the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program are eligible.

Marine Systems Scholarship: This new scholarship will cover 50 percent of tuition for a student entering the Marine Systems Program.

Van Beuren Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Fine Craftsmanship: A total of $5,000 will be awarded to a student who is a Rhode Island resident.

Marine Trades Scholarship for Women: A total of $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 have shown interest in the field through professional or personal pursuits.

Hope Goddard Iselin Fund: This scholarship is awarded to female students in their first year in any of the IYRS full-time programs.

Joyce Selig Fund: Awarded to second-year students in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program.

IYRS say that more information about these scholarship opportunities can be found on their website www.iyrs.org.






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