The 2019 applications are now closed.
The BSCAI Stephen H. Swigart Scholarship for Higher Education provides building service contractors and their families an opportunity to pursue higher education. This scholarship promotes the welfare of the public as it relates to the contract cleaning and maintenance industry. Completing just a few semesters of college education can often lead to higher paying jobs and greater job opportunities. And yet, many people find college education courses are out of reach due to the cost of tuition and books.
Education is a core value at Spartan Chemical and something that is strongly promoted within the organization and extended network of partners. It was natural that Spartan would establish the Stephen H. Swigart Scholarship Program with the BSCAI since the company greatly believes in supporting young people and their pursuit of a higher education.
The BSCAI Stephen H. Swigart Scholarship for Higher Education will be awarded to one student each year who meets or exceeds standards set by the BSCAI committee. The maximum award paid for one school year per individual is $3,000. Scholarships will be available in August, to be used during the immediately following semester and may only be used for tuition and books.
2019’s winner is Genesis Torres-Romero, daughter of a Bravo! Group Services, Inc. employee. Gensis is the first student in her family to attend college. During her high school years, she participated in the swim team, National Honor Club Society, and represented her high school in the BAE System Women in Technology Program. Congratulations, Gensis!
About Stephen H. Swigart
Steve will be celebrating his 49-year anniversary with Spartan Chemical Company in July of this year. Throughout the years, he has held a variety of positions, including one year with Spartan Chemical Company in Melbourne, Australia. Steve has held the positions of Distributor Relations Manager, Advertising Manager, Assistant Vice President/Sales, Corporate Vice President, Executive Vice President, President, and has held the position as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2000.
Steve has served in a variety of positions with the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA). ISSA is an industrial association which represents manufacturers and distributors in the sanitary supply industry, with a membership of 4600 companies. Steve served on the Exhibitor Committee from 1984-1985; as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors from 1986-1988. He served on the ISSA Foundation Board from 1992-1998, as Vice Chairman and Chairman the last two years. In 1985, Steve received the ISSA’s President’s Award; in 1987 he received the ISSA’s Chairman’s Award for membership recruitment. In 2005, Steve was the recipient of the ISSA Industry Distinguished Service Award. He served on the ISSA Board of Directors as Vice President/President Elect in 2000, President in 2001, and as Past President and International Director in 2002.
From 1993-1995 Steve served on the Industrial Distribution Council for the National Paper Trade Association.