The following press release was issued by the Mendota Rowing Club in Madison, Wisconsin:

The Mendota Rowing Club is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bob Storck Memorial Adult Rowing Scholarship. 

Bob was an enthusiastic rower who took up the sport late in life with the Madison, Wisconsin-based club and passed away this last year. To honor Bob, an anonymous donor is funding a scholarship for any adult age 40 or older that wants to learn to row. 

The scholarship is for a four-week “Learn to Row Class” and a Novice Membership for the remainder of the 2014-2015 rowing season worth $375. To apply, email a short essay, 500 words or less, explaining why you want to learn to row and what you think you can contribute to the rowing community. Email your essay to The deadline is May 15. 

For complete details, go to the Mendota Rowing Club's page describing the scholarship.

Another opportunity to learn to row is June 7, when the club will have an open house and celebrate National Learn How to Row Day. That event will be held at the the club's headquarters at the Bernard-Hoover Boathouse on Lake Mendota.

The Mendota Rowing Club is a non-profit organization devoted to providing opportunities to rowers of all abilities in the greater Madison community.