The purpose of this program is to enable individuals to take advantage of the education programs offered by NESPA’s Professional Training Institute and to assist members in reaching a higher level of professional performance. Scholarships will be awarded for any Region PTI classes (including Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show seminars). Scholarships can include the cost for any manuals or books required for class. Awards will continue to be given until allocated funds for the year are exhausted. To apply for this program contact the NESPA Foundation at 609-689-9111.
The following is a brief description of application requirements and procedures for the Anthony Rizzo Scholarship program. We hope that this will encourage more employers and employees to take advantage of the program. Please contact our office with any questions.
PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIPS:
To enable employees to take advantage of education programs being offered in PTI and to assist members in reaching a higher level of performance.
DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS:
Scholarships will be awarded for any Region PTI classes (beginning February 2009, will include Atlantic City seminars). Scholarships can include the cost for any manuals or books required for class. Awards will continue to be given until allocated funds for year are exhausted.
PROCEDURES/CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION:
Provide ongoing scholarships during PTI schedule rather then once a year
Eligibility to be based on employee and/or company financial needs: no documentation will be required
Company must be current NESPA member in good standing and have held membership at least one year (eligibility limited to Region I members only)
Employee must be employed on a full time basis in a position directly related to the pool and spa business
Scholarships are limited to one employee per company per year
Individual applicant must not have received a scholarship in the previous program year
Employee must submit completed application with company’s sign off
Scholarships awarded to program selections on a space available basis
All scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, but all applications must be submitted prior to course selections
Recipients must attend full program as scheduled, or re-apply for future programs
Scholarships are not transferable to another student
Applicants will be notified of their selection prior to the starting date of program
Recipients are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses