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PHTA seeks to improve public health by creating a safer aquatic environment and attracting more people to aquatic exercise through education and research. These scholarships were founded to honor public swimming pool or spa operators who have pursued further education to better protect public health.

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 one of the following and submit a completed application package:

  • Certified Pool & Spa Operator®
  • AST® Certified Advanced Service Technician
  • SWD Master
  • Instructor
  • Certified PPSO
  • Certified CST
  • An immediate family member of any of the above

Only one scholarship per applicant will be awarded. Previous award recipients are ineligible for consideration.

Scholarships are awarded for the fall semester of each year. The complete application package must be received no later than June 1, 2021.

Award Notification
Award recipients will be notified on or before August 1, 2021. 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

Scholarship Application and Instructions


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