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IYRS offers six new scholarships

New scholarship opportunities at the International Yacht Restoration School are expected to draw a large field of applicants to its full-time programs, beginning this fall, school officials say.

Two of these opportunities — the IYRS Craftsmanship Scholarship and the Marine Systems Scholarship — will cover 50 percent of the awarded student’s tuition.

“These scholarships are the direct result of the generosity of our supporters and their belief in our school, our students and the high-quality industry training we offer,” school president Terry Nathan said in a statement. “This funding enables us to attract the best and the brightest to our programs — and to, in turn, prepare those individuals to become valuable members of the marine industry.”

Even in a down economy, IYRS students in the class of 2011 had an 85 percent job placement rate at graduation time, school officials noted.

The early application deadline is March 31. Click here for a list of scholarship opportunities for students who plan to enter the school’s programs in the fall.