Scholarship Recipients

Established November 13, 1990, with $500 raised from a garage sale, PTYC’s Scholarship Fund is maintained through member donations and fund raising events including the annual Garage Sale.  Recipients include:

1991 $1,000 to Garvin (Gary) Purtteman, graduate of PTHS.

1992 $500 to Sarah Young, Port Townsend, 1992 graduate of PTHS.

1993 $500 to Eric Jacobsen, Port Townsend, 1993 student at California Maritime Academy.

1994 $500 to Mark D. Anderson, Port Townsend, 1994 student at U.S. Merchant Academy, Kings Point, NY.

1995 $500 to Trisha Solheim, graduate of PTHS, studying marine biology at U of WA; $500 for a local youth to attend the Wooden Boat Foundation Program; $135 for a local child to attend Marine Science Center’s June Day Camp.

1996 $650 to Megan King for Wooden Boat Foundation’s Tall Ships Program; $500 to Wooden Boat Foundation (WBF)scholarship program; $500 to Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) for general scholarship.

1997 $300 to Wooden Boat Foundation’s Tall Ships Program; $188 to Marine Science Center’s Overnight Camp; $80 to PTMSC Day Camp; $40 to Wooden Boat Foundation’s lido racing lessons; $300 to John Calder, Brinnon, for trip to Washington, D.C., with Quilcene-Brinnon Schools’ Shellfish Science Club to accept President’s Award.

1998 $360 to SES Falcon, Sea Scouts; $135 for three El Toro sailing lessons; $135 for three Wooden Boat Festival half-scholarships; $83 for PTMSC Camp.

1999 $494 to SES Falcon, Sea Scouts; $135 for three Wooden Boat Festival half-scholarships; $83 for one PTMSC Day Camp half-scholarship.

2000 $350 to SES Falcon, Sea Scouts; $182 to Lissy Yates aboard HM Bark Endeavour; $135 for three Wooden Boat Festival El Toro Sailing Lessons half-scholarship.

2001 $471 to SES Falcon, Sea Scouts; $397 to Lissy Yates; $88 for one PTMSC half-scholarship; $45 for Wood­en Boat Foundation.

2002 $490 to SSS Falcon, Sea Scouts; $180 to PTMSC for two half-scholarships; $222 to Wooden Boat Foundation for Toro sailing lessons; $160 to Spencer Snapp, PTHS Sailing Team, to attend Lazer Class Junior Olympics, San Diego.

2003 $300 to Alcyone; $500 to PTMSC for full scholarship for five local teachers to attend teacher training workshop; $400 to WBF for seven half-tuitions for community sailing programs; $300 to Sea Scouts; $1,500 to Sound Experience for six half- tuitions; $2,000 to WBF for matching Young Boat Builders Scholarship Fund for Maya Moon.

2004 $500 to PTMSC for full scholarships for five local teachers to attend training workshops; $500 to Sea Scouts; $500 to Sound Experience; $1,500 to Logan Cadorette and Jett Fisher to attend School of Wooden Boat Building.

2005 $500 to the Sea Scouts’ participation in the 2005 Pacific Longboat Challenge in Olympia; $500 to PTMSC; $500 to Sound Experience; $500 to WBF for scholarships for children 7-9 years; $500 to Northwest Maritime Center for “Learn to Sail” students; $550 to Chloe Swantner; $550 to Sarah Rudolf.

2006 $500 to Sea Scouts for 15 youth jackets with logo; $350 to Sound Experience or Adventuress Sound Exploration trips; $800 to Northwest Maritime Center and WBF or Youth Sea Camp and Learn to Sail Program; $350 to PTMSC.

2007 $1,000 to Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation for three separate youth boating classes; $800 to Alicia Dominguez toward tuition at Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building; $700 to Sea Scouts for certifications, long boat competition, and life jacket replacement; $500 to Port Townsend Marine Science Center education on marine stewardship; $500 to Schooner Martha Foundation for youth sailing program; $500 to Sound Experience (Adventuress) for Fantastic Voyage sailing programs.

2008 $1,000 to Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation to support children and youth participation in “Messing About in Boats”, “Learn to Sail Youth” and the Port Townsend Youth Sailing Team. $920 to the Sea Scouts for the Sea Scout Regatta, and for participation in the Pacific Challenge Longboat Competition and the Atlantic Challenge. $500 to the Schooner Martha Foundation for youth in sail training. $575 to Sound Experience for youth participation in the Fantastic Voyage overnight program. $1,000 to Port Townsend Marine Science Center to support their marine education programs.

2009 $1,000 to Cheqa Rodgers to conduct a research project with the PTMSC to study the biodiversity and abundance of fish species in 2 locations in PT; $1,000 to Ransom Cadorette to attend Seattle Pacific University and major in marine biology and ecology; $575 to Micheal Hunner to participate in the Fantastic Voyages Sound Experience on the Schooner Adventuress; $283.50 was awarded to Melanya Nordstrom to attend the Northwest Maritime Center sailing class.

2010 $700 to Julianne Gurnee who will be attending Mills College in Oakland, Ca. to study marine biology.$700 to Sarah Felder to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock.

2011 $650.00 to Elizabeth Palmer to continue at the NWSWB and finish her studies in the Large Craft Program with a goal to help preserve historic vessels. $1,000.00 to Melissa Allen to attend the NWSWB and earn an Associate’s Degree in occupational studies.

2012 $750 to Zach Simoson-Bond who will attend the NWSWB and plans a lifetime career in the maritime industry. $750 to Shawn Huston who will also attend the NWSWB to pursue his AA degree and eventually get his captain’s license. $275 to Juhi LaFuente to study marine sciences at Western Washington University. Her goal is to educate the world on the wonders of the ocean and sea life.

2013 $1000 for tuition at Skagit Valley College for Shawn Huston (a winner from 2012) who is studying Traditional Large Craft. $1,400 to Penelope Partridge for tuition to Evergreen College to complete her B.A. and to take courses to obtain a Captain’s License. $200 to Alethea Westlund a senior at Port Townsend High School who will team up with the Marine Science Center to map eel grass for her senior project.

2014 $200 to Shawn Huston for his Marine Maintenance Technology Program at Skagit Valley College. $700 to Joshua King for the Divers Institute of Technology. $200 to Juhi LaFuente to pursue a degree in Marine Ecology through WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment. $700 to Lucas Murphy to study at the Seattle Maritime Center. $400 to Serena Vilage for the Marine Maintenance Technology Program at Skagit Valley Community College.

2015 $1000 to Jared Moore for the Traditional Small Craft Program at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. $1000 to Kathleen Murphy for the 12-month Traditional Small Craft Program also at the School of Wooden Boatbuilding.

2016 $1500 scholarships to Lennard Noller and to Laura Stefaniak, both students at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding.