Scholarship and Fellowship Program

Scholarships

Seeking to improve public health by creating a safer aquatic environment and attracting more people to aquatic exercise through education and research, the Scholarship Program was founded to honor public swimming pool or spa operators who have pursued further education to better protect public health by achieving Certified Pool & Spa Operator® Certification. 
The following scholarship awards are available. Recipients of specific awards will be determined by PHTF after reviewing all applications.

 Board Scholarship Award
(2) — $2,000

Foundation Scholarship Award
(up to 12) — $1,000

To be considered for any of the available scholarships, the applicant must be a/an Certified Pool & Spa Operator®, AST® Certified Advanced Service Technician, SWD Master, Instructor, Certified PPSO, Certified CST, or an immediate family member of any of the above, and submit a completed application package. Only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded. Previous award recipients are ineligible for consideration.

Deadline:
Scholarships are awarded for the fall semester of each year. In order to be considered for the fall 2020 semester, the complete application package must be received no later than June 1, 2020.

Award Notification:
Award recipients will be notified on or before August 1, 2020. Upon award, payment will be submitted directly to the college or university.
Awards cannot be paid directly to students.

Application Package Submission:
Scholarship Program
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3131
mailto:dmalocsay@phta.org

Scholarship Application and Instructions

Fellowships

The  Fellowship Program exists to encourage and support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who focus research in two areas associated with aquatic venues where water is treated to maintain a sanitary condition (e.g. swimming pools, spas/hot tubs, therapy pools, water parks, etc.):

  1. Research to reduce the risk to people associated with, but not limited to, physical facility design, exposure to chemical or pathogenic contaminants, air quality, drowning, or entrapment, etc.
  2. Research to investigate and document the positive health consequences of aquatic activities against maladies such as, but not limited to, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, aging, physical therapy, arthritis, etc.

The following fellowship awards are available:

 Board Fellowship (2) —  $ 2,000 

Foundation Fellowship (up to 8) — $1,000

To apply and receive a fellowship, the applicant must be a) enrolled full-time and pursuing an advanced academic degree or a post-doctoral researcher at an academic institution and b) include a completed fellowship application.

Deadline:
In order to be considered for the fall 2020 semester, the complete application package must be received no later than June 1, 2020.

Award Notification:
Award recipients will be notified on or before August 1, 2020. Awards will be paid in two installments (fall and spring semester) when award recipients demonstrate enrollment.

Application Package Submission:
Fellowship Program
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3131
mailto:dmalocsay@phta.org

Fellowship Application and Instructions