Island Sailing Club Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2017 Island Sailing Club (ISC) scholarship. The Island Sailing Club Scholarship is a one-year membership to Island Sailing Club (ISC) provided by ISC and OWSA. This is a value of over $2600.00!!

Each year, four OWSA members are awarded the scholarship, and share a club membership. Each scholarship recipient receives a Basic Sailing Class through ISC. Members have access to ISC boats in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle (Kirkland). In addition, members receive discounts on additional classes.

The Island Sailing Club scholarship gives OWSA members the opportunity to build sailing skills and confidence as a skipper. ISC members experience the decision-making process of planning outings, gathering crew, and choosing activities and/or destinations.  We will not award the scholarship to an existing Island Sailing Club member. 

2017 ISC Scholarship Application 


Completed applications were to be postmarked or emailed by March 1, 2017. The 2017 recipients will be announced at an OWSA General Meeting.

Contact rearcommodore@owsa.net if you have questions.

Scholarship Winners - Sailing Opportunities and Mentoring

Prior ISC Scholarship Winners can be contacted by OWSA members for possible mentoring. They are: 

  • 2016 - Sherry Buchanan, Elaine Ginader, Jenny Kelley, and Terry Layton
  • 2015 - Lori Conner, Debbie Graham, Nikole Kolander, and Ellen Van Rossum
  • 2014 - Cyd Dashkoff, Andrea Mitchell, Jan Steinbock, and Alice Stuckey
  • 2013 - Sue Geister, Nancy Marshall, Edye Parker, and Erica Spooner
  • 2012 - Lynda Davis, Sally Jo Edward, Julia Meyer, and Kathy Phillips
  • 2011 - Liv Aamot, Becky Belding, Susan Gierga, and Michelle  Williamson
  • 2010 - Beth Collins, Susan Holtorf, Nancy Marshall, and Margery Wagoner
  • 2009 - Kitty Church, Teri Moore, Shelly Shott, and Nicole Sirois

"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar."

Don Bamford