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AVAILABLE Scholarships

Russell Burror Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been created in honor of Russell Burror whose dedication to water
safety and professional work in the aquatic industry has made a lasting impact in the Bay
Area. Russell started his career as a lifeguard in high school and college. He worked for the
EBRP district as a field supervisor and Antioch Water Park as Recreation Specialist
encouraging children to swim and training many teens to become lifeguards. He served as a
Territorial Aquatics Specialist for the American Red Cross and worked for the Fulton El
Camino Recreation District as a Recreation Supervisor in Sacramento before his passing in

BAPPOA is pleased to offer part-time Aquatics staff the opportunity of additional funding for
post high school education in Russell’s honor. This scholarship of $250 will be awarded to an
individual who has served the community by working in the aquatics field, will be seeking a
post-secondary education, and embodies Russell’s passion and determination for raising
awareness in water safety and drowning prevention.

In order to qualify, applicant must:


  • Be currently enrolled in a college, or be a senior in high school who is planning to attend college in the fall

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, or higher

  • instructor

  • Have current certification and be currently working as a lifeguard and/or swim


Application packet must include:

  • Completed Application Form

  • Answers to Supplemental Questions

  • Copies of all Current Certifications (i.e., Lifeguarding, CPR, and/or WSI)

  • Copy of Current Transcripts

Return to:

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

Attn: Alyssa Smith
4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550 or email:

Click here for the Scholarship application.

All entries must be received by Sunday, January 7, 2024.

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