Latest News - July 2020

​The Foundation began its scholarship program in 2016 and we are pleased to announce that our two original scholarship recipients from 2016 graduated in 2020. Charlotte Knippenberg, graduated from Wingate University and ​​​Gavin Dean, graduated from the University of Georgia. We wish them the very best in their future endeavors!

​Please check out the 2020 Scholarship winner.  His name is Charlie Cross, from Charlottesville, Virginia.  He was chosen from many fine applications we received from 14 different states.​

The 2021 application criteria now posted under our scholarship information. We will accept 2021 applications beginning on January 1, 2021.  Note that there is a NEW deadline for the 2021 applications. All applications must be submitted by May 25th, 2021. Notification date for scholarship award is July 1, 2021.

The CBS Memorial Foundation was created to encourage and celebrate youth's leadership in community swim organizations.  Charles B. Staats, "Coach Charlie," was the ultimate swim coach: motivating, patient, demanding, compassionate and dedicated to his swimmers.  His enthusiasm for the sport was captivating.  Throughout his coaching career, Charlie fostered his love of swimming in children and adults alike in our local community.  He promoted the importance of continually striving for self 

improvement, and he pushed values of hard work and persistence in the pursuit of achieving goals.    For more information on the CBSMF scholarship, please click here.  


The mission of The Charles B. Staats Memorial Foundation is to inspire and empower high school seniors to become future leaders and active members of their community by serving as swim coaches to youth and adults in their communities.