Financial Assistance

FINANCIAL AID — New This Year!

The John Apple Swim Fund is offering financial assistance for Lancaster County youth participants and families who cannot afford the full cost of a USA swimming membership.

Each request for aid is considered on a per season basis and applies to registration fees only. The amount of aid and number of family members/swimmers receiving aid is dependent upon available funding and is not guaranteed from year to year. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance. Applications for financial aid will be kept confidential.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Download Financial Aid Application
  2. Complete form and sign
  3. Mail form to John Apple Swim Fund
    487 Letort Road, Millersville PA 17551
Financial Aid Application

SCHOLARSHIPS

The John Apple Swim Fund will be awarding TWO $1,000 scholarships in 2019. The scholarships are available to Lancaster County swimmers.

If you are graduating from a Lancaster County high school and committed to the sport of swimming, we encourage you to take a closer look at the application below. Awards will be presented at Apple Palooza, our annual fundraiser, on June 9, 2019.

Scholarships will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Our selection committee consists of individuals who have a background in swimming, but have no affiliation with a specific swim team or swimmer.

Questions regarding the scholarships can be submitted to Mindy Ascosi.

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)

Available to swimmers in their SENIOR year of high school who plan to pursue college swimming. One Male and one Female will be chosen for this award.

Deadline: April 22, 2019

Scholarship Application

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Oliver LanceOliver Lance is a graduate of Warwick High School and a member of Five Star Swim Club. This fall Oliver will attend Carnegie Mellon University where he will major in Information Systems & Computer Science and will swim for their men’s swim team. During his high school career, Oliver was Senior Class President, Membership Chair of National Honor Society, and Captain of Warwick’s swim team. He was an active member of Link Crew, Unite and Orchestra where he was chosen for District orchestra and Lancaster County orchestra. Oliver was a district and state qualifier for PIAA swimming.

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Lauren NedrowLauren Nedrow
 is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School and a member of Five Star Swim Club. She will attend University of Pittsburgh this fall. Lauren was Treasurer of CV’s National Honor Society and swam for CV’s high school swim team. Her many years of involvement in Scouts and Venture Crew have led to numerous leadership positions. This past year she co-founded a girls’ BSA troop where she continues to inspire young girls to follow a path to Eagle Scout rank and is promoting future equality. She also volunteers at Lancaster General Hospital.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Nathan HeiseyNathan Heisey is a graduate of Hempfield High School and was a member of Five Star Swim Club. Nathan attends Monmouth University where he majors in Math and swim for their men’s swim team. During his high school career, Nathan made honor roll every semester. He was captain for swimming, named to the Lancaster-Lebanon All League team, a District medalist and received State honorable mention. Nathan stayed active in our community by lifeguarding at the Hempfield Rec and volunteering for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and Schrieber Pediatric.

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Katie CarrascoKatie Carrasco
 is a graduate of Cocalico High School and was a member of Five Star Swim Club. She attends Grove City College and swims for their women’s swim team. Katie actively volunteered for several organizations throughout our community. She developed and ran an after school tutoring program for Cocalico students. She was a member of Cocalico’s Student Advisory Team, Student Government, and Symphonic Band. She was a district qualifier for both high school swimming and track & field. For the past 4 years Katie has worked as an Optical Technician.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Erica-SchellErika Schell is a graduate of Donegal High School and was a member of Elizabethtown Aquatic Club. Erika attends Lebanon Valley College where she majors in Physical Therapy and swims for their women’s swim team. During her high school career, Erika was captain for Swimming, Track & Filed, and Cross Country. She was Vice President for Donegal’s Performing Arts Club, a member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Outside of school she was actively involved in her church, and girl scouts. Erika was a district and state qualifier for PIAA swimming. 

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

Hailey-FryHailey Fry
 attends Donegal High School and currently swims for Elizabethtown Aquatic Club. In addition to being a straight A student, Hailey is a member of her high school swim team and qualified last year for PIAA Districts and Mid-Atlantic Senior Champs. Hailey is an active member of Girl Scouts and Orchestra.

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Meghan BrubakerMeghan Brubaker is a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and was a member of Elizabethtown Aquatic Club. Meghan attends Juniata College where she majors in Marine Biology, minors in Spanish, and swims for the Women’s swim team. During her high school career Meghan made honor roll every semester, was voted captain of her high school swim team, and participated in orchestra. She volunteered for several organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Yellowstone National Park, Lancaster Head Start Day Care, and her summer swim team the L-S Otters. 

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

JD ZellersJD Zellers
 attends Solanco High School and swam for Diplomat Swim Club. He is a PRIDE Ambassador, member of Student Senate, participates in Solanco’s Gifted Extensions program in addition to Track & Field and Cross Country.

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JennaWalmerJenna Walmer is a graduate of Donegal High School and was a member of Elizabethtown Aquatic Club. Jenna attends Bridgewater College where she majors in Political Science and Peace Studies, and swims for the Women’s swim team. In addition to swimming, Jenna was president of Donegal’s marching band and a member of concert band, jazz band, Key Club, National Honors Society, Math Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society, and Link Crew.

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

torie-wangVictoria Wang
 graduated from Hempfield High School and swam for Diplomat Swim Club. She was a member of her high school swim team, a district and state qualifier, a member of Varsity Club and active in Hemfield’s Mini-THON.

2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

M.Schell

Mikaela Schell is a graduate of Donegal High School and was a member of Elizabethtown Aquatic Club. Mikaela attends Messiah College where she majors in Nutrition/Dietetics and swims for the Women’s swim team. A very accomplished student and swimmer, Mikaela was Secretary of her class, a district qualifier in swimming, active in yearbook, cross country, prayer group and National Honor Society.

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

Seth BareSeth Bare graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School and swam for Marauder Aquatic Club. In addition to being an excellent swimmer and student, Seth was active in marching band, concert band, jazz band, and pit and full orchestra. He was a member of the National Honor Society.