Scholarship Program

HHS Rowing Club is committed to creating a broadly diverse community by providing need-based scholarships to ensure the experience in Crew is affordable for all.

Our scholarship program has two purposes:

  • To provide students with an experience which might not be affordable otherwise;
  • To provide students with a well-balanced community, reflecting a diverse mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our scholarship program is funded through our budget and our scholarship fundraising (the generous gifts of parents, local businesses, alumni and friends). We anticipate scholarships to be awarded on a sliding scale, with the emphasis on an ability to pay.

Scholarships range from families with limited financial needs to those with more substantial financial means. Scholarships are income-based, and assistance amounts, or percentages can vary greatly from family to family. We consider a number of factors including, but not limited to, the number of children in the family, all sources of income, assets and liabilities, other expenses such as mortgage or rent, automobiles, non-reimbursed medical expenses, etc. We also take into consideration any unexpected life situations that place financial stress on the family. Our aim is to work with families in a low to middle income range who desire to send their child(ren) to crew yet struggle to bridge the gap between affordability and program costs. We hope to get everyone who wishes to be on the river into a boat!

We encourage anyone to apply. All financial forms are considered confidential. The scholarship committee relies on an outside financial professional to determine awards, and will focus on everyone’s ability to pay based on all factors mentioned above. If you choose to apply for a scholarship, please select “scholarship” as your option when registering. You will be asked to pay the registration fee and any fees with US Rowing at that time. If a scholarship is awarded and accepted, our treasurer will modify your account to reflect the award, your remaining balance will be billed at that time.

If at any time you have any questions, please reach out to the club’s president, vice president or treasurer via hhsrowingscholarhship@gmail.com. Again, all information is kept confidential and shredded after the process.

The deadline for applications is August 22nd. Scholarships will be announced by August 24th. While an application does not guarantee a scholarship, we do ask that families be prepared to make a payment by August 28th (depending on scholarship, full or partial, or no scholarship awarded). It is our goal to work with all families, as mentioned above, and our club is working to make this program open and inclusive to everyone.

And finally, as this is a new application process, we thank you for working within our deadlines, we will not have such tight deadlines next year. Again, please feel free to reach out for any questions at all.

GO BIG RED!
If you have any questions, please contact any board member by email at hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.  We welcome your input!