Since 1985, the Northeast Spa and Pool Association has honored the memory of Harold J. "Duke" Ellington's love and devotion to the swimming pool industry by rewarding students who selflessly perform acts of service for the good of others.
This scholarship award is open to all students who permanently reside within the NESPA region area. (The NESPA region consists of CT, NJ, LI, Eastern NY & Eastern PA). This includes, but not limited to, children of owners and employees of all NESPA firms. The award is presented annually to a graduation high school senior (with verified college acceptance) or to a matriculated college student whose permanent residence is within the NESPA territory.
In order to be considered for the award, the individual must be nominated by an owner or employee of an NESPA member firm. The primary consideration for the award is the performance of "good deeds," or community service. Scholastic achievement and financial need are also considered. Questions regarding the specific territory should be directed to NESPA at 609-689-9111.
Congratulations to the 2017 Awardees! Learn more about our H.J. Duke Ellington Scholarship Winners here.