Don Henshaw

Scholarship Candidacy Information and Instructions

The Florida Swimming Byron Plapp Scholarship Program has been established to benefit swimmers who have participated in competitive swimming within the Florida Swimming LSC.

Florida Swimming includes in its mission to support members in the organization of developmental competitive swimming programs through all levels of age group competition and education of athletes. The Byron Plapp Scholarship has been established and implemented to further those goals.

The specific purpose of the program is to identify, and reward talented high school graduates involved in swimming and to provide aid toward their advanced education.

This year's scholarship award will be in the amount of $2,000. All materials must be submitted by June 30, 2020.

Submissions are accepted electronically here: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To apply for the Byron Plapp Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • ●  Be a current member in good standing and registered for at least three years with Florida Swimming

  • ●  Be a junior or senior in high school, planning to attend a college, university or vocational school

    Each applicant may only apply for this scholarship once per lifetime. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following application form requires the items below to be considered complete:

  • ●  Two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) from a swimming coach, and one (1) from a

    swimming teammate

  • ●  High school volunteer/community service record, awards, and achievements

  • ●  Certified high school transcript (preferred) or applicant-signed statement of current GPA

    or unofficial transcript will be accepted

  • ●  For high school seniors, a letter of acceptance to a college, university, or vocational


  • ●  Essay

    Please complete and sign this form where indicated and include it as the cover sheet for your application.