Pool Professionals

About the Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rey Perales
The National Plasterers Council and the swimming pool industry in southwest Florida experienced shock and dismay, when over the course of a week after being admitted into a hospital, National Board Member Rey Perales passed away. Rey was admitted to the hospital with a case of pneumonia on a Thursday. The next day after numerous tests, he and his family were told that he might also have leukemia. The confirmation came two days later on Monday. He passed away that Friday, August 6, 2007 in the afternoon.

Rey will be missed as a Board Member of the NPC. His smile and positive outlook were always refreshing. Although soft spoken and quiet, when Rey spoke, he commanded attention and people listened. With his keen skill of listening and evaluating the concerns for the organization and industry before speaking, he held the unofficial title of the “conscience” of the organization and the Board. This scholarship was created by the Board of Directors with the intention of keeping the memory and spirit of Rey alive within our hearts and within the NPC.

Deadline Details

All applications and other required materials must be received at the National Plasterers Council by the close of business on December 15, 2024 in order to be considered for the upcoming academic year. Applicants who are chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified not later than February 1, 2025. One application per applicant is allowed

Scholarship Award Requirements

Applicants must be a legal son or daughter of an employee of a Member Company in good standing (any membership category) of the National Plasterers Council. Applicant must be at least a Senior in High School or no more than a Junior in College or enrolled in a Master’s program.

Awarded Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee shall base its awards equally on the following three areas:

  1. Scholastic Achievement
  2. Character
  3. Research Paper

Awards shall be mailed directly to the student for the summer or fall semester of study during the year awarded. Failure to provide proof of registration where you have been accepted by June 1 of the year awarded may be grounds for forfeiture of the award. Awards are solely the decision of the Scholarship Committee which will be reviewed in a “blind” format so no committee member will be able to identify an applicant. All awards are final.

Congratulations to all our 2023 winners for the 2024-2025 School Year!

Award Winner Sponsor Company
$2,500.00 Faith Blackwood SGM, Inc.
$2,500.00 Charlotte Greggs SGM, Inc.
$1,500.00 Emily Broom Space Coast Pool School
$1,500.00 Daniel Grageda Cal Plastering
$1,500.00 Christopher Gray Jack's Magic
$1,500.00 Jarrett Lane Artistry in Mosaics
$1,500.00 Isabel Snyder Modern Method Gunite
$1,000.00 Hunter Greggs SGM, Inc.
$1,000.00 Dayla McAuliffe Infinite Solutions
$1,000.00 Connor O'Grady Taylor Water Technologies
$1,000.00 Elena Padron Superior Pool Plastering
$150.00 Daphne Castaneda Modern Method Gunite
$150.00 Kylie Williams Pool Works