The Ralph A. Kerber Memorial Foundation is accepting applications for educational scholarships from pool and spa industry members.
They are looking for eligible candidates who would benefit from financial help in funding their education. Applicants must demonstrate employment background in the Southern California Swimming Pool and Spa Industry or be a dependent of someone who is. They must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or fouryear program from an accredited university, junior college, or technical school. Completed applications are due by June 30, and recipients will be announced shortly thereafter.
The Ralph A. Kerber Memorial Foundation was established on September 14, 2000, to honor the memory of Ralph A. Kerber. Kerber was a prominent civic and business leader in the greater Southern California area for many years. Although he belonged to and was honored by many different organizations during his lifetime, he is best known as the founder and owner of Kerber Bros., Inc., the largest swimming pool plastering company in Southern California.
Following his death, many family, friends, and business associates requested that they have the opportunity to honor Ralph through good work in his name. From these requests came the idea of the foundation. Funding for the foundation comes through contributions from family, friends, and business associates of Ralph.
Trustees of the foundation have created the Ralph A. Kerber Scholarship Program to provide education and career advancement opportunities to individuals or their family members who worked in the swimming pool and spa construction and maintenance industries in the greater Southern California area. These are people that Ralph would have known and worked with if he were still alive.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student or a family member must work for a swimming pool and spa contractor, sub-contractor, maintenance company, or supply house in the greater Southern California area. Employment can either be in the field or in the office. At least one written reference from an industry member establishing a relationship that meets the above conditions is required.
Applications are available at: www. ralphkerberfoundation.com.
Or by contacting Ralph A. Kerber Memorial Foundation, c/o Janet Kerber-Roberts, 32 Castellina Dr., Newport Coast, CA 92657. firstname.lastname@example.org.