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Volume 4, Issue 2
June 20
Inside This Issue
K & J Wood Scholarships Pg. 1
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The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce the mo
substantial grant and scholarship program the school has ever offered! For
qualifying U.S. students, tuition wil
be effectively reduced to levels las
seen in the early 1980s!
This program has been made pos
ble by the generous support of the
which has committed to donating
$90,000, at $30,000 per year for three years (2010, 2011 and 2012), to pro
vide tuition assistance for all Westlawn students who are eligible. Grants and
scholarships will be available until the donated funds are expended for a giv
Mr. Jerry Wood dedicated much of his life to the support of boating and educ
tion. In fact, he established the Annapolis Sailing School in 1959, which soo
became the largest commercial sailing school in the United States. With his
wife Kathy, he went on to create the first in-the-water all-sailboat show, whic
revolutionized boat shows, and lead Kathy and Jerry to create the United Stat
Powerboat Show—also in Annapolis—two years later. Over the years, the Woo
businesses have employed over 3,000 young people and young adults helpin
to train and mentor them to prepare to move out into the world to become w
rounded mature individuals.
Westlawn’s parent company is The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
based in Annapolis, MD. ABYC headquarters is within walking distance of the
Annapolis Boat Show and is even closer to Kathy and Jerry’s former Annapoli
“The connections between Westlawn Institute and ABYC and the history and
goals of Kathy and Jerry Wood, are remarkable,” said Sallie Hamrick, Presid
of the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation. “Not only are both organizations de
cated to boating and education, but also to enhancing
The Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation Provides
Generous Financial Support
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