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Eligible Students

An eligible student must be able to demonstrate solid academic performance in high school, and hold a high school diploma, graduate education diploma or equivalent before any grant funds are disbursed. Scholarship grants may be requested for any reasonable further education need or career advancement objective, including trade school or any under-graduate or post-graduate institution or higher learning. In the case of under-graduate or post-graduate education at a college or university, an eligible student must attend full time. An applicant must have been a resident of Southern California for at least the last two years and must be either a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. 



Scholarship awards are announced TBD and are intended to benefit the applicant for the upcoming academic year of the trade school or college in question beginning no earlier than August 1 of that year, although the Trustee will consider different timing for commencement of the academic year depending on unique circumstances of an applicant and available funding. Applications are available beginning February 1 of each calendar year. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 30th of the current year to be considered for a scholarship grant.


Applications and all supplemental materials are to be forwarded to:


Mrs. Janet Kerber Roberts,

Trustee, The Ralph A. Kerber Memorial Foundation

32 Castellina Dr,. Newport Coast, CA 92657


The Foundation does accept applications by e-mail or facsimile. No application fee or other charges are imposed by the Foundation with respect to scholarship applications. In the event the Trustees deem it necessary, an applicant may be scheduled for an oral interview or presentation before one or more of the Trustees.

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Student Information

Parent or Legal Guardian #1

Parent or Legal Guardian #2

Do You Have Siblings?


Work Experience

Pool & Spa Industry Relationship

Grade Transcript

Copy of Grades from Last Semester. Students must achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.

Letter of Reference

Provide 1 letter of reference verifying your connection to the swimming pool and spa industry in the Southern California area.

Personal Essay

Approximately one page (500-700 words) that:

1. Discusses your educational and career goals

2. Why you feel you are deserving of this scholarship

Filename must be:

Transcript_ + Student Name + File Extension

ex: transcript_johnsmith.docx

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Filename must be:

Reference_ + Student Name + File Extension

ex: reference_johnsmith.docx

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Filename must be:

Essay_ + Student Name + File Extension

ex: essay_johnsmith.docx

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The following are the documents you need to complete and return to be considered for this scholarship:


1.  Application

2.  Copy of Grades from last Semester

3.  Personal Essay

4.  Industry Letter of Recommendation

We look forward to receiving your Application by June 30th.


Please note that the Ralph A. Kerber Foundation awards Scholarships to students pursuing Higher Education whether at a University, Junior College, City College or accredited Trade School.

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In the last 21 years, we have been able to give over 400 scholarships!

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