Scholarship FAQ

Swim4Elise is extending Elise’s legacy by providing scholarship money to deserving young swimmers who, like Elise, have demonstrated incredible passion for the sport, academic excellence, and an ongoing quest for knowledge.

What scholarships are available?

The Swim4Elise Foundation offers multiple scholarships for USA Swimming Athletes in North Texas LSCs:

  • A University of TX swim camp scholarship (5th-11th graders)
  • A college scholarship (10th-12th graders)
  • A lifeguard certification scholarship (ages 15+)

The number of scholarships and amount of individual awards will be decided annually at the discretion of the Swim4Elise Board of Directors.

What do I need to prepare before applying?

Before completing an application, please gather the following items in digital format:

What are the requirements & guidelines?

College Scholarship Criteria

College Scholarship for 10th-12th graders ($1000-$2500)

  • Available to swimmers in 10th -12th grade
  • Also available to homeschooled swimmers with equivalent credentials
  • 2 years’ participation in USA Swimming under the North Texas Swimming LSC
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with unofficial transcript upload (PDF preferred)
  • 1-2 page essay (description on application)
  • Signed acknowledgement from parent and USA Swimming Coach, teacher, or mentor
  • Proof of USA Swimming times from SWIMS
  • Application submission due by March 25, 11:59 p.m.
  • Applicant must plan to attend an accredited college or university
  • Scholarship is funded to university account once applicant is officially enrolled

Camp Scholarship Criteria

Swim Camp Scholarship for 5th-11th graders ($800-$1200)

  • Available for Session II of University of Texas Swim Camp
  • Available to swimmers in 5th-11th grade
  • Also available to homeschooled swimmers ages 11 to 17 years old
  • 2 years’ participation in USA Swimming under the North Texas Swimming LSC
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with unofficial transcript upload (PDF preferred)
  • 1-2 page essay (description on application)
  • Signed acknowledgement from parent and USA Swimming Coach, teacher, or mentor
  • First page of USA Swimming times from SWIMS
  • Application submission due by March 25, 11:59 p.m.
  • Swim camps are chosen by the Swim4Elise Board
  • Scholarship is paid directly to University of Texas Swim Camp

Lifeguard Certification Criteria

Lifeguard Certification Scholarship – Swimmers

  • Available to nominated USA Club swimmers or competitive high school swimmers ages 15+ in 2018
  • 2 years’ participation as a competitive swimmer or in USA Swimming under the North Texas Swimming LSC
  • (Ages 15-18) Minimum GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with unofficial transcript upload (PDF preferred)
  • 1-2 page essay (description on application)
  • Signed nomination form with recommendation from high school coach or USA Swimming coach
  • If USA Swimmer, most recent official 500 free style time from USA Swimming times
  • If high school swimmer, screen shot of your most recent event times from Meet Mobile app (PDF or JPG)
  • American Red Cross Course is chosen by the Swim4Elise Board
  • Scholarship is paid directly to American Red Cross Preferred Vendor
  • Must meet American Red Cross lifeguard certification requirements:
    • Swim 300 yards free style continuously
    • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
    • Complete 6 hours of online self-study
    • Complete 3 days of in-water and/or poolside instruction
    • Complete Red Cross exam(s) with 80% or higher
    • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds: Swim 20 yards, dive 10 feet, retrieve 10-pound brick, return to starting point with brick, and exit pool from side.

Lifeguard Certification Scholarship – Coaches

  • Qualified USA Swimming or high school team coach (high schools within these North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise)
  • Able to provide valid USA Swimming ID and ASCA level, or valid high school coach ID
  • 1-2 page essay (description on application)
  • Completed nomination form (signed recommendation from a supervising or peer coach is optional)
  • American Red Cross Course is chosen by the Swim4Elise Board
  • Scholarship is paid directly to American Red Cross Preferred Vendor
  • Must meet American Red Cross lifeguard certification requirements

What does the application entail?

There are 4 parts to the online applications:

  1. Demographic questions, which are part of the online form
  2. Acknowledgment and/or recommendation form, which is to be printed, signed by both parent & coach/teacher/mentor as directed, scanned in or photographed, and then uploaded digitally as part of the online form
  3. Essays, which are to be completed as part of the online form
  4. Supportive attachments, which vary depending on application

NOTE: The Lifeguard Certification Scholarship requires a different nomination/recommendation form. To access the form and for more information on the Lifeguard Certification Scholarship (our Lifeguard Challenge program), please click here.

Only fully completed applications will be considered.

Scholarship awards are the final decision of the Swim4Elise Board of Directors.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

ONLINE APPLICATION

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

ONLINE APPLICATION

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION

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2421 Ira E Woods Ave #100
Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone: 817-796-3245

Email: info@swim4elise.com

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