Six students from Hall County high schools received scholarships from the UYC Maritime Foundation recently. For the past 15 years, shortly after the foundation was created, the group has awarded scholarships to Hall County youth.

“Part of our mission is to support education and community involvement,” said Wayne Flanagan, president of the UYC Maritime Foundation board of directors. “These scholarships are based on a variety of factors, including community involvement, grade point averages and financial consideration.”

Students complete a written application as well as interviews with members of the Maritime Foundation Board. The scholarships are made possible by The Schoff Foundation.

Here are this year’s recipients:

West Hall High School: Gladys Sepulveda, Gainesville; Caden Pritchard, Flowery Branch. Flowery Branch High School:  Jacob Beaver, Gainesville; Grecia Galarza-Hernandez, Flowery Branch; Kaiym Musani, Flowery Branch, Matthew Baker, Flowery Branch.

The UYC Maritime Foundation, not-for-profit charitable organization, promotes education, safety and sportsmanship in the boating community.

The foundation also supports public awareness of all areas of maritime activities through education for both sailing and power boating, plus cruising, races and regattas. The UYC Maritime Foundation sponsors events such as its Junior Sailing Summer Programs, the Lanier Cup Invitational Lake Sailing Championship and the Hot Ruddered Bum Sailing Regatta.