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HYC Foundation Scholarship

The HYC Foundation Scholarship was created in 2024 to offer opportunities to introduce youth to sailing who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy the sport. Although limited in 2024 to supporting participants in the HYC Junior Sailing Summer Program, it is envisioned that this Scholarship could eventually support a wider array of sailing programs.

The Foundation Scholarship is a need-based Scholarship and, for 2024, is available to support participation in an HYC Summer Program program, including Opti and c420 Programs.

Interested?  Apply for a Foundation Scholarship.


Applicants for the Foundation Scholarship must be ages 5 to 18 years of age, live in Hampton Roads, have a passion for life on or around the water and must be able to pass the HYC Junior Sailing swim test. If your child – or a child you know – is interested in taking a summer camp class at Hampton Yacht Club, but may not be able to afford full tuition, you may apply for a scholarship by filling out the Application. For 2024, family household income must be less than $72,000 (2 adults in household)/$60,000 (1 adult in household) for the Opti/Dinghy Program and $115,000 (2 adults in household)/$85,000 (1 adult in household) for the High School c420 Summer Program.

Depending upon which Summer Program you are interested in, additional requirements can be found on our Opti Summer Program page or on our High School c420 page.

Please verify that you meet all requirements for your Porgram before you apply.

​The HYC Foundation Scholarship Committee will review Applications on a case-by-case basis and reserve the right to award this Scholarship in its sole discretion.

To Apply: please fill out the Application. Deadline: May 15, 2024. The HYC Foundation Bumps Scholarship Committee will notify all applicants of their status by June 1.

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