Doheny’s Swim Forward Scholarship

by admin on November 26, 2013

No longer accepting submissions – this Scholarship is now closed. Thank you!

Doheny.com, an online retail company that specializes in affordable pool supplies and do-it-yourself pool maintenance products, is proud to announce a scholarship awarding $500 to one student who displays disciplined leadership skills as well as team spirit towards an aquatic pursuit.

Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal essay in which you explain your commitment to an aquatic sport or hobby, such as a swimming team, providing specific examples of how you have excelled as a team leader and come to the aid of others. How do you exemplify core values such as leadership, teamwork, and service to others?

Please follow the guidelines listed below.

Scholarship Criteria for inquiring participants:

  • Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States

  • Member of a school aquatics sport team (e.g. swimming, diving, water polo, rowing, etc.), local aquatic club or league, or hold a lifeguard position.

  • Students must be in the final year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate in an U.S accredited institution,

  • Considered in academic “Good Standing” at current institution- i.e not on academic probation or suspension,

  • Required minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

Submission details:

Please provide the following:

  1. Your typed, one-page essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common font; 12 pt) with your Full Name, home address, email address, and phone number at the top

  2. Printed, Official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school

  3. (Optional, recommended:) A list of any team awards or honors you have received, as well as relevant volunteer experience. Please provide a brief explanation (1-2 sentences) for each.

Scholarship Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2014.

No other additional documents or forms (letters of recommendations, etc.) are required. Entries must be submitted via U.S. mail to the mailing address below.

Any entry received via email or fax will not be accepted.

Further information to consider:

  • All entry information can be found on this page; there is no formal application form to fill out

  • Students may only submit one entry per scholarship period.

  • A transcript or statement of your GPA from your school must be included with your essay

  • While all qualified applicants in any field of study will be considered, students interested in pursuing a career in coast guard, navy, professional swimming, etc. are particularly encouraged to apply.

Selection process:

Once entries are received, they will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of managing staff members at Doheny’s. The decision of the panel will be based on which student essay best exemplifies a commitment to leadership, teamwork, and enthusiastic pursuit of an aquatic sport or hobby.

The winning student will be selected and notified by March 31, 2014 for the Spring semester. The winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Please address and send all materials to:

Doheny’s
Attn: Scholarship Committee
6950 51st St.
Kenosha, WI 53144

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