The National Swimming Pool Foundation Board of Directors has awarded nine university students a total of $14,000 in scholarships and fellowships.
“This award program gives to individuals who have a passion and motivation to create their distinct future and who embrace the power of learning,” said Bill Kent, NSPF Scholarship Review Committee Chair. “We are passionate about helping these young adults as they strive to make the world a better place through action and giving back,” he added
The scholarship program was established to recognize graduates of the NSPF Certified Pool/Spa Operator certification. Six undergraduate students pursuing higher education in a variety of disciplines received a total of $8,000. They are:
- Alexandra June Adams — Central College, received the P. Cory Willis Scholarship for $1,000
- Roxanne Klemm — St. Catherine University, was awarded the D.J. Wright Scholarship for $1,000
- Kassidy Marie Kohout – University of Wisconsin-Platteville, received a Board of
Directors Scholarship for $2,000
- Summer Olson— University of South Dakota, was also awarded a Board of Directors Scholarship for $2,000
- Karian Tjader — College of Lake County, was a recipient of the Phillip Sperber Scholarship for $1,000
- Brittany Catherine Viboch — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was awarded the William Rowley Scholarship for $1,000
Three doctoral students who perform research related to risk reduction, aquatic activities and/or venues took home a total of $6,000 thanks to the NSPF Fellowship Program. They are:
Adam Bradley Katchmarchi, a doctoral student in the College of Physical Activity and
Sport Sciences at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
Talin Louder, a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Katarzyna Ratajczak, a research investigator and Junior Lecturer at the Poznan University of Technology in Poznan, Poland.
In the nearly 12 years since its inception pf the program, NSPF has provided education assistance to 129 students, totaling $184,500.