Little Traverse Sailors is proud to offer tuition assistance to young sailors who might otherwise be unable to afford regular program fees. Scholarships are preferentially available to first-year sailors with a strong desire to learn to sail. Tuition assistance for returning sailors will be considered if the student demonstrates motivation to become a significant contributor to the sport of sailing.
While there is no deadline for tuition assistance applications, classes fill up quickly (many with wait lists) and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Depending on when the application is received, decisions will be made in mid-March, mid-April, and late-May—with notifications shortly after.
Scholarship dollars are made available by generous individual donations from LTS supporters, parents and alumni. While it is the goal of LTS to ensure every sailor has the opportunity to participate in LTS programs, scholarship funding is not unlimited. Scholarships will be awarded based on the funds available at any given time, a demonstration of financial need, and the child’s desire to learn to sail.