Financial aid is available! Application deadline for summer 2013: May 15, 2013
Financial assistance is available for the following summer camps at Mystic Seaport: Summer Day Camp, the Joseph Conrad overnight sailing program, the teen sailing program aboard Brilliant, and youth and homeschool Community Sailing programs. No more than 50% of the cost of the program will be given as aid. To apply, please:
- Contact Central Reservations by calling 860.572.5322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a specific week and pay a 50% deposit (this deposit is refundable).
- Download and print the financial aid application form.
- Complete one application per child, per program.
- Mail completed application form, confirmation of 50% deposit and registration, and the letter stating financial need to:
Education Department, Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355
The deadline to receive applications for summer 2013 is May 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified by the end of May. After May 15, 2013, if there is any remaining scholarship funding then applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but must be received at least 15 days prior to the start of the program. The scholarships are the result of generous support from the William and Eileen Ames Fund, the Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund, the George Gordon Breed Memorial Fund, and numerous private donors.
The Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund at Mystic Seaport
The Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund was created as an Endowment in 2003 in memory of Todd Wilkins, who was an exuberant and avid sailor. Todd was an instructor in the Museum's Sail Education programs, teaching young people the thrill of sailing in the same programs in which he himself had learned to sail years earlier, and in which he took such joy. Todd had a lifelong passion for the sea. He was awarded the coveted Brooks trophy, given to a young sailor who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship, and was one of the first students from Stonington High School who participated in the Aquanaut Program sponsored by the National Undersea Research Program.
To perpetuate Todd's spirit and to honor his memory, Todd's family and friends established the Todd Wilkins Scholarship Fund. Income from the Endowment supports scholarships to allow other young people to experience the same opportunities Todd enjoyed.
For more information, please contact the Museum's Advancement Department at 860.572.5365.