The Florida Swimming Pool Association Scholarship Program is available to dependents of owners and employees of member companies. This program helps members meet the high cost of college expenses for their children. The award is presented by the Swimming Pool Education & Safety Foundation.
Students at all levels of post-secondary education are eligible for merit scholarships based on academic accomplishment, extracurricular activities, contributions to their community and a research paper on a pool industry related topic. Each year an average of $25,000 is distributed to dependents of pool industry professionals.
The 2018-2019 Scholarship Application can be downloaded here. All applications and other required materials must be received at the Florida Swimming Pool Association office by the close of business on June 29, 2018 (not just postmarked) in order to be considered for the 2018-2019 academic year.
*Sponsoring company must have membership paid in full to participate.
Donate to the SPESF for the scholarship fund:
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Merit Scholarship Recipients. Click on each student name to view the research paper they wrote as part of their application for scholarship!
|Name||Sponsoring Company/Chapter||School Attending|
|Jennifer Barnes||Team Horner/Broward Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Emily Clonch||Shamrock Pool Services, Inc./Broward Chapter||Florida Gulf Coast University|
|John Kelly||Shamrock Pool Services, Inc./Broward Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Thomas Kelly||Shamrock Pool Services, Inc./Broward Chapter||Florida State University|
|Jasmine Knight||Zodiac Pool Systems/Broward Chapter||American University|
|Amanda Lantieri||Proline Distributors/Broward Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Valerie Lyons||Horner Xpress of South Florida/Broward Chapter||University of Florida|
|Jessica Piercy||Team Horner/Broward Chapter||University of Florida|
|Talynn Gwynn||American Pools and Spas/Central Florida Chapter||University of Florida|
|Jarrett Wendt||D. Wendt Pool Services LLC/Central Florida Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Kelsey Ferguson||The Pool Store of Charlotte County/Charlotte Harbor Chapter||University of South Florida|
|Alexis Guilloux||Pool Corp/Charlotte Harbor Chapter||Georgia Southern University|
|Emily Nadel||Isles Pool Service/Charlotte Harbor||Florida State University|
|Shelby King||Florida Leak Locators/Florida Gulf Coast Chapter||University of Florida|
|Michael Ball||The Pool Works of Florida/Florida West Coast Chapter||St. Petersburg College|
|Sheridan Bishop||Curtis Pools/ Florida West Coast Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Bryant Howard||Rick’s Pool Service Inc./Florida West Coast Chapter||University of South Florida|
|Jennifer Tarricone||Aquatic Pool Systems, LLC/Manasota Chapter||State College of Florida|
|Morgan Wayman||Nature Coast Pools/North Central Florida Chapter||College of Central Florida|
|Erick Manley||Pools by John Clarkson/Northeast Florida Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|MaKayla Bumgardner||Commercial Energy Specialists (CES)/ Palm Beach Chapter||University of Central Florida|
|Christine Kahant||Commercial Energy Specialists (CES)/Palm Beach Chapter||Florida State University|
|Thomas Adams||Richard’s Pool Service/Polk Chapter||St. George’s University|
|Jordan Hale||Pool Works/Polk Chapter||University of South Florida|
|Morgan Payne||Florida Water Products/Tampa Bay Chapter||Rasmussen College|
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