Susan, with her husband Jack, moved to Chestertown in December 1989 to operate Haven Charters at Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall. Joining The Haven Yacht Club in 1990, she immediately became active in club activities. She served as Secretary, Rear Commodore, and Vice Commodore prior to becoming the Club’s first female Commodore in 1995. Susan remained active in THYC affairs until her untimely death in 1999. Education was a passion for Susan and it would please her greatly that the THYC Scholarship is named in her memory.
Each year, based on available funding, The Haven Yacht Club offers the Susan Scovill Memorial Scholarship. Graduates of Kent County High School who will be full-time college students or who will be attending a post-secondary marine trade school are encouraged to apply. The deadline for application is announced in January and usually falls in mid-April. The amount of the scholarship is currently $1,000.00.
The scholarship committee considers academic performance, leadership, and school and community involvement in the selection process. Preference is given to applicants who work at least part-time in the marina industry in Kent County and to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you have questions about the Susan Scovill Memorial Scholarship or The Haven Yacht Club, please feel free to contact Bill Thygeson, at (215) 850-6083.