OTTAWA, ON | MONTREAL, QC | YORK, PA — Dectron, PoolPak, and Seresco, three North American pool dehumidifier brands, have launched a scholarship program designed to help students pursue an education in engineering and increase their awareness of natatorium (indoor pool) design. Each of the three brands will award a $5,000 scholarship to a student in Canada or the U.S. who is enrolled in a mechanical or building engineering bachelor’s degree program for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Through the scholarship application process and ambassador program, Dectron, PoolPak, and Seresco want to ensure that students and ultimately graduates are aware of the important considerations of natatorium design and the associated opportunities when entering the workforce.
“A natatorium is one of the most notoriously difficult facilities to design because there are so many critical considerations that, if overlooked, can develop into serious problems affecting the building structure or result in an unpleasant experience or ill-health effects for the occupants,” said Bob Phillips, vice president of sales for Dehumidified Air Solutions, pools division. “The indoor pool environment and the communities served will certainly benefit from a greater number of new engineers who have become exposed to and knowledgeable about HVAC for natatorium design, and it is our hope that this scholarship program will achieve this.”
Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, understanding natatorium design, and letters of reference. Students in at least their second year of studies with at least one year remaining are eligible. Complete eligibility requirements and how to apply are listed on the Dectron, PoolPak, and Seresco website scholarship pages. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022 and scholarships will be awarded by July 29, 2022 through the post-secondary institutions the recipients are attending.