KAREN M. GORDIN 2018 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was started in memory of Karen M. Gordin. Karen was an important member of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, who was tragically killed in a car accident in November of 2001. Karen worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Hayward Plunge, touching many lives. At the bright age of 19, Karen embodied all the qualities some of us could only dream of having.  Karen could be described as kind, responsible, diligent, sweet, thoughtful, helpful, compassionate, dependable, and mature.  Most of all, she was the person who always had a smile on her face.  We would like to award this scholarship to an individual who embodies the qualities that Karen possessed.  The scholarship is intended to be awarded to an aquatic student, who will be seeking a post-secondary education, and embodies the qualities that Karen possessed.

The scholarships will be awarded on Thursday, November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving morning during the annual Karen M. Gordin Turkey Swim.

Two (2) – $2,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.

APPLICANT MUST:

  • Be currently enrolled in college
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Have current certifications and working experience as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor

APPLICATION  MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 12, 2018 AND MUST INCLUDE:

  • A letter of recommendation from your current or previous employer
  • Copy of Lifeguard certification and all other aquatic related certifications
  • 1-page supplemental essay
  • Copy of current transcripts

Karen M. Gordin Scholarship Application

 

BAPPOA Scholarship for CAMS is NOW available. We’re accepting applications until Friday, August 24th!

California Aquatic Management School CAMS will be held at Lake Arrowhead, October 17-19, 2018. Please see CAMS brochure for more information.

This is an awesome opportunity for aquatics professionals to participate in the CPRS Aquatic Section, California Aquatic Management School (CAMS). There will be 2 scholarships awarded, please see the attached flyer and application for the scholarship criteria and process.

CAMS Brochure

CAMS Registration Form

BAPPOA Scholarship Flyer for CAMS

BAPPOA Scholarship Application for CAMS

 

Send applications (via email or U.S. mail) to:

Stanford University Attn: Alisha Garcia, Assistant Director, Aquatics

285 Santa Teresa St. Stanford, CA 94305

650-498-0755

Email

Please contact Alisha Garcia if you have any questions.