Sea Dragons - take advantage of this opportunity!!

The Tarheel Swimming Association was created to promote and encourage competitive and recreational summer swimming for Wake County youth. To help nurture and maintain interest by older swimmers who have recently graduated from high school, the Association’s bylaws instruct us to attempt to award educational grants each year. The grants are named after Cecil L. Williamson, a dedicated swimming volunteer.



The educational grant program set by the Board of Directors for the 2019 season calls for 25 grants in the amount of $400 each. Grants are awarded each season to a random selection of qualified applicants.



To be eligible a swimmer or TSA coach must:

·         Be an entering first-year student in a college, technical, business, or post-secondary school.

·         Have competed in the last two (2) consecutive TSA swim seasons of eligibility and have swum in a minimum of three (3) dual meets in each of the seasons. . .

·         … OR… Be a TSA coach who competed as a swimmer in the two (2) seasons prior to becoming a coach, having swum in a minimum of three (3) dual meets in each of the seasons.

Petitions can be made for extenuating circumstances and will be acted upon by the Executive Committee.

Note that the year of grant eligibility does not have to coincide with a swimmer’s final season of TSA eligibility, and a swimmer’s or coach’s qualifying seasons need not all be with the same TSA club.



Procedure for Submitting Names

If you have a senior swimmer who graduates in 2019 or graduated in 2019 and who isn't swimming on an athletic scholarship in college this year please submit his or her name using this form to be entered into the drawing during the 2019 TSA Championship meet at TAC July 20th and 21st.
Entries for the educational grants are due by Wednesday, July 17th but may be extended if not enough entries are received by that time.

Members of the Board (TSA reps) may also submit the names of eligible individuals that exemplify the qualities of team spirit, dedication, leadership, and sportsmanship.

Prior years' scholarship entries (2018 and earlier) asked for this information:

Entry Submission:

-Entrant’s name (first and last)

-Pronunciation tips for any element of the name that is not obvious.

-Entrant’s team

-Entrant’s postal address

Cecil L Williamson Educational Grant Winners - $400 grants - won by Cary Park Sea Dragons

2019     Molly Anglum
2013     Claire Liu
2012     Megan Kunkel
2012     Katie Vaudo
2011     Kelsey Tuttle