With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management or spa leadership-related career will be able to achieve their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship, now valued at 5,000 USD, having doubled since its inception in 2006.
ISPA President Lynne McNees said, "It is our hope that students touched by these scholarships will not only provide comfort and care to people who need it, but serve as inspirations for others to join the spa profession."
The scholarship was created in 2006 and named in honor of Mary Tabacchi, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor, Hospitality Facilities and Operations at Cornell University. Dr. Tabacchi is a beloved spa industry veteran and pioneer in spa education.
The ISPA Foundation's Mary Tabacchi Scholarship will be awarded to a junior, senior or grad student enrolled full-time in a bachelor's or master's program of a related discipline, i.e. business, health science, hospitality or spa management and is pursuing a spa management/spa leadership-related career. The recipient will receive 5,000 USD to offset their education expenses, a complimentary registration, travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo, a one-year ISPA Student Membership valued at 130 USD and will be assigned a one-year mentor to help navigate their career aspirations.
To learn more about eligibility requirements and to access the scholarship application, visit http://www.experienceispa.com/ISPAFoundation/index.cfm/ispa-foundation/initiatives/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 30.