We believe that everyone who wants to row should be able to row, regardless of background or economic circumstance. To serve this mission, the GPRF provides need-based youth rowing scholarships at our partner boathouses throughout the Northwest region for athletes in grades 6 through 12. Scholarship funds are awarded based on financial need AND the participant’s ability to meet attendance and participation expectations. Partial and full scholarships are available. Read on to learn about how it works!
WHAT WE OFFER
Based on your award level, we'll cover 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100% of registration fees for a youth rowing program.
If you're uncomfortable in the water or don't know how to swim, the GPRF will help you find lessons so you can pass your float test for rowing!
Need help getting to or from practice? We'll help you get there!
The GPRF has a closet of new and gently used training gear available for scholarship award recipients, if you have a specific required uniform item we can help with that too.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Fill out our online scholarship application to get the process started!
Next, the GPRF staff will review your application and determine if you qualify for any of our scholarship support levels. No matter what, you'll hear back from us within one week from when your application is submitted.
Qualifying for support
If you qualify for support, you'll receive in-person and online support from a dedicated scholarship staff person, assistance with the registration process for your rowing program, and any other assistance detailed in your award letter.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPORT
GPRF scholarship funds are dedicated to making rowing possible for athletes and families demonstrating significant financial need. Each application is assessed on the same income criteria. In order to retain a scholarship award athletes are expected to do the following:
Attend 75% of practices
VolunteeR5 hours per season
Attend one community event per year.
At the end of the award term of a scholarship, recipients will need to reapply. Application or reapplication is no guarantee of award, but you should apply no matter what!