The National Swimming Pool Foundation board of directors has awarded $17,000 in scholarships and fellowships to nine college students for the year 2012-2013.
These two award programs have been funded annually, now entering their ninth year.
As the economy continues to be soft, and educational funding programs continue to be reduced, the NSPF board is pleased to help empower these nine students in their professional development.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation's Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification graduates and their family members are recognized with the Scholarship Program to help them pursue their college dreams.
Providing fellowship assistance to young researchers also helps young scholars as they chart their careers.
“There are few things we do any given day that will have an impact for decades. Giving to students to help them on their way is one such thing," said Bill Kent, Scholarship Review Committee Chair.