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Scholarship Details

ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship


The Desired Candidate shall be the following:

  • Will be a junior, senior or grad student in the upcoming school year, 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 pursuing a spa management/spa leadership/spa entrepreneurial-related career. Please note, students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in classes for the fall 2022 semester to be eligible.
  • Has completed or is enrolled in courses with a strong emphasis in business, management, analytics and/or entrepreneurship.
  • Has a minimum GPA (or international equivalent) of 3.0.
  • Has completed/is currently completing a spa-related internship/externship or has conducted/currently conducting a project, paper, research initiative, etc. that has a demonstrated focus on the spa industry and can provide details of the skills and experiences gained during said internship/externship or project/paper/research initiative in his/her resume.
  • Is involved in on/off-campus organizations and demonstrates leadership roles held in such organizations.
  • Agrees to be a mentor to the 2023 Mary Tabacchi scholarship recipient.
  • Submits the following required materials:
    a.    A completed scholarship application including detailed responses to Section 3 Essay Questions;
    b.    Original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and current GPA (or international equivalent);
    c.    Two reference letters;
    d.    A professional resume.


The ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Recipient Receives:

  • A $5,000 scholarship for tuition reimbursement.
  • Complimentary registration and travel expense stipend for the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo in National Harbor, Maryland, October 14-16.
  • A one-year mentor from the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • A complimentary, one-year ISPA Student Membership.

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Deadline: 04/08/2022

Amount: $5000

Online Application Available

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