Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta Scholarships


Each year, proceeds from the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta fund two scholarships given in memory of Bill Braxton and his departed parents, Bill and Theresa.

These scholarships are awarded to high school student rowers from Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Winners are selected in part by their embodiment of the same courage, conviction, and devotion to community that Bill held.


The scholarships are awarded in a lump sum of $3,000 each and are dedicated to assisting in the recipient’s first year of college education.

The committee may choose to award more than two scholarships and may adjust the amount slightly. The awarding of more than two scholarships does not necessarily affect the award amounts.

Scholarships are usually awarded on the first Thursday in May at the Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club, unless otherwise noted.


Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the Scholarship Chair at