Jan. 18, 2023 – Westchester County Parks in partnership with Westchester Parks Foundation is offering 10 scholarships to local students to fund Lifeguard Certification courses for those who want to work as a Westchester County Parks Lifeguard.

Students ages 15+ are encouraged to write in explaining why they want to become a Westchester County Parks Lifeguard and why they will benefit from the experience. Submissions should be at least 250 words. Submissions should be emailed to: . Deadline is Monday, March 6 and those awarded will be notified via email by Monday, March 13.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Lifeguarding is a unique and important skill for youngsters to learn, and we want to make sure everyone who wants to become a Westchester County Parks Lifeguard has the chance to.”

Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “Our pools and beaches offer residents a way to relax and have fun with their families in the summer, and we wouldn’t be able to offer this service without lifeguards. Thank you to the Westchester Parks Foundation for helping to bring this opportunity to those who may not have been able to consider it in the past.”

Executive Director of Westchester Parks Foundation, Joe Stout said, “Westchester Parks Foundation is proud to support this effort to bring lifeguarding skills to students who may not have the means to do so otherwise.”
Those awarded with the scholarship will be expected to work at any of the following facilities:
  • Croton Point Beach in Croton-on-Hudson
  • Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle
  • Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains
  • Sprain Ridge Pool in Yonkers
  • Tibbetts Brook Pool in Yonkers
  • Willson’s Woods Pool in Mt. Vernon