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 have the chance to have help achieving their dreams. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship, now valued at $5,000, 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 named in honor of Mary Tabacchi, PhD, RD, associate professor, Hospitality Facilities and Operations at Cornell University. 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/leadership-related career.
The recipient will receive:
- $5,000 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
- A one-year mentor to help navigate their career aspirations
To learn more about eligibility requirements and to access the scholarship application, visit ISPA's Scholarship page. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2013.
About the International SPA Association
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on experienceispa.com.
ISPA’s definition of spa: Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.