CBSMF Scholarship Information*


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.

About the scholarship

The Charles B. Staats Memorial Foundation will award an annual scholarship to a a graduating high school senior from the Metro Atlanta area. The CBSMF Scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university and may be used to assist with tuition expenses, the cost of books and room and board expenses.  It is anticipated that the scholarship will be in the annual amount of $2,000.00 for 2019 and will be renewable each year for up to 4 years contingent upon the student meeting the Board's  annual criteria as outlined in the Scholarship Agreement with student.  

Application Criteria

Minimum GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
Demonstrated swim coach experience for at least 2 years
One swimming reference letter (for example, from a swim coach or leader in community)
One character reference letter

Copy of SAT/ACT scores

Official high school transcript
Proof of Acceptance to an accredited 4-year college or university

Note that the CBSMF Board reserves the right to request additional information from scholarship applicants in the event more information is necessary to determine a Scholarship recipient for the year.

Selection Process

Completed application submitted by June 1st . 

Applications will be reviewed by the Board.

All applicants will be notified of the Board's decision by July 1.


2019 Timeline

January 1st       Application available for download online
June 1st             Application deadline 



*last updated September 12, 2018