Help sustain ACBS’s annual boatbuilding school scholarships by making a donation to our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION, to be held on Friday, September 10th at the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show in Burlington, Vermont.  ACBS currently seeks donations of items for both the Silent and Live Auction. Please contact ACBS Executive Director Lora Nadolski by email at or by calling the ACBS office at 315-686-2628 to make a donation.

Through the ACBS Scholarship Endowment Fund, we are able to provide financial assistance to deserving students in an approved boatbuilding program who have made the decision to learn the skills and craftsmanship needed to sustain our classic boating heritage. These students not only develop the skills, but also the appreciation of the heritage of these craft. We recognize that each of these students will not only become the caretakers of the past, but they themselves will become the designers and builders of the classic boats of the future.

These awards are made possible by maintaining and growing the Scholarship Endowment Fund, in which we use the interest to grant the scholarships each year. By preserving, investing, and regularly adding to the Scholarship Endowment Fund’s principal amount, we not only have been able to grant our original award amounts year after year, but we have been able to increase the size and number of our awards over time. Currently ACBS supports five boatbuilding schools across the United States with an annual contribution of $5,000 to each school. Over the past 15 years, including 2022, we will have awarded over $260,000 in boatbuilding school scholarships.

Our commitment toward education is witnessed throughout the events and activities in the organization. We are excited about knowledge being shared, skills being mastered, and the history we are preserving for future generations.

Please also plan to attend and bid during the ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION. Tickets are $75.00 per person and can be purchased with your registration to the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show by going to If you are unable to attend, please also consider making a cash donation to the Scholarship Endowment Fund, by mailing a check to ACBS at 422 James Street, Clayton, NY 13624.  

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