Financial Assistance

FINANCIAL AID

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 $1,500 scholarships (one time award) in 2022. 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.

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 ($1,500)

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 18, 2022

Scholarship Application

2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Ethan ShonkEthan Shonk is a graduate of Donegal High School and a member of Lancaster Aquatic Club. This fall Ethan will attend Seton Hall University where he will major in Business and swim for their men’s swim team. Ethan was a member of ski club, works in landscaping over the summer and participated in a medical mission trip and bible school in Ghana. Ethan was a two-time district champion and six-time state medalist for PIAA swimming.

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Kendall EbyKendall Eby
 is a graduate of Warwick High School and a member of Five Star Swim Team. This fall Kendall will attend Providence College where she will major in Biology and will swim for their women’s team. During her high school career Kendall was captain of Warwick’s swim team, treasurer of symphonic orchestra, vice-president of Tri-M Honor Society, and a Link Crew leader. She participated in cross country, concert and jazz band, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. Kendal plays the violin, piano and flute, and is an active member of her church. Kendall is also a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Lititz Rec. Kendall was a league and district medalist and state qualifier for PIAA swimming.

2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Connor PaladinoConnor Paladino
College: Pittsburgh University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Lancaster
High School: 2021 Manheim Township
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club
 

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Kierra ParsonsKierra Parsons

College: Randolph-Macon College
Major: Pre-Med & German
Hometown: Ephrata
High School: 2021 Ephrata
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club

2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jake Houck
College: Penn State University
Major: Kinesiology
Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2020 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club
 

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Hailey Fry

College: Clarion University
Major: Digital Media Communications
Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2020 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Oliver LanceOliver Lance
College: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Computer Science & Business
Hometown: Lititz
High School: 2019 Warwick
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club
 

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Lauren NedrowLauren Nedrow

College: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Lancaster
High School: 2019 Conestoga Valley
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Nathan HeiseyNathan Heisey
College: Monmouth University
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: East Petersburg
High School: 2018 Hempfield
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Katie CarrascoKatie Carrasco

College: Grove City College
Major: Biology Health
Hometown: Denver
High School: 2018 Cocalico
USA Team: Five Star Swim Club

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Erica-SchellErika Schell
College: Lebanon Valley College
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2017 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club
 

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

Hailey-FryHailey Fry

Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2020 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club

2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Meghan BrubakerMeghan Brubaker
College: Juniata College
Major: Marine Biology
Hometown: Lancaster
High School: 2016 Lampeter-Strasburg
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club
 

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

JD ZellersJD Zellers

Hometown: Quarryville
High School: 2019 Solanco
USA Team: Diplomat Aquatic Club

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

JennaWalmerJenna Walmer
College: Bridgewater College
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2015 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

torie-wangVictoria Wang

College: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Major: International Business
Hometown: Mountville
High School: 2016 Hempfield
USA Team: Diplomat Aquatic Club

2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JOHN APPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

M.Schell

Mikaela Schell
College: Messiah College
Major: Nutrition and Dietetics
Hometown: Mount Joy
High School: 2014 Donegal
USA Team: Elizabethtown Aquatic Club 

JOHN APPLE SWIMMING AWARD

Seth BareSeth Bare
College: Liberty University
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Strasburg
High School: 2015 Lampeter-Strasburg
USA Team: Marauder Aquatic Club