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Rowing Scholarships

BIR offers scholarships to assist members of our community who have a financial need that would prevent them from participating in our rowing programs. Scholarships are available to qualifying  Juniors and Masters rowing.

Juniors Scholarships

Juniors scholarships cover up to 75% of BIR fees, including

  • BIR annual membership fee,
  • Program fees, and
  • Out-of-town regatta fees.

The following costs are NOT covered by scholarships:

  • Uniform costs (estimated $110 to $140) and
  • Mandatory USRowing competitive membership.

For a current fee schedule, visit the Juniors Program General Information page.

Masters Scholarships

Masters scholarships cover up to 75% of BIR fees, including

  • BIR annual membership fee and
  • Program fees.

The following costs are NOT covered by scholarships:

  • Regatta entry fees,
  • Uniform costs (estimated $110 to $140),
  • Out-of-town regatta fees (hotel, meals, etc.), and
  • Mandatory USRowing competitive membership.

For a current fee schedule, visit the Masters Program General Information page.

Application & Evaluation Process

  • Helpline House administers the scholarship application process. They will review all requests in confidence and submit their recommendation for level of scholarship aid (25%, 50%, or 75%) to the BIR Treasurer. Helpline House does not share with BIR the reasons for the recommended level of scholarship assistance.
  • To apply for a rowing scholarship, applicants must make an appointment to meet with a Helpline House social worker at the contact information below:
  • Scholarships are granted based on need, budget, and availability of funds. Although BIR works very hard to raise the money to fund scholarships, we cannot guarantee that scholarships will be available.
  • Those recommended by Helpline House for 75% scholarships will be filled first. If additional scholarship funds are available, then those needing 50% scholarships will be awarded, followed next by those needing 25% scholarships.
  • Helpline House reviews applicants once per calendar year.

Contact Helpline House