12th Annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship Opens

March 1, 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. The scholarship will be given to a student enrolled full-time in a program pertaining to spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

The recipient will receive $5,000 to offset his/her education expenses, as well as a complimentary registration, travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo. The recipient will also receive a one-year ISPA student membership and will be assigned a one-year mentor to help navigate his/her career aspirations.

“We are so honored that after 12 years, the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship continues to encourage and inspire those joining the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.

The scholarship was created in 2006 and later named in honor of Mary Tabacchi, Ph.D., RD, Professor Emerita for the School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Dr. Tabacchi is a beloved spa industry veteran and pioneer in spa education. With a doctorate in biochemical nutrition and biostatistics, she has published numerous books on nutrition, spa and related subjects.

“It is a very promising sign for our industry that this scholarship continues to uncover many bright and emerging leaders in the world of spa,” said Frank Pitsikalis, chairman of the ISPA Foundation.

The ISPA Foundation will present the award at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., from Sept. 24-26, 2018.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and to access the scholarship application, visit https://experienceispa.com/about/ispa-foundation.

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