Massage Heights, a North America spa franchise brand offering high-quality massage, skincare and wellness services, recently launched a $50,000 scholarship program for massage therapy students—and has announced the inaugural 2022 winners.
In partnership with the Zenoti Foundation, the two organizations have gifted a $5,000 scholarship to 10 massage therapy students who are enrolled in a training program at a select group of U.S. massage therapy schools.
The scholarship has been awarded to each student and will support their educational goals. The 10 recipients who were chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship are:
- Ashley Avalos from Austin Community College (Austin, TX)
- Geneva Flesher from Academy of Natural Therapy (Greeley, CO)
- Ashley Forgus from Indiana Wellness College (Carmel, IN)
- Leticia Sarmento from National Holistic Institute (Santa Ana, CA)
- Marquisha Mcphail from Austin Community College (Austin, TX)
- Michelle Wallace from Indiana Wellness College (Carmel, IN)
- Quinnese Reese from Austin Community College (Austin, TX)
- Soraya Ceja from Body Wisdom Massage (Urbandale, IA)
- Vianey Granado from Body Wisdom Massage (Urbandale, IA)
- Yakzen Lopez Sosa from Colorado School of Healing Arts (Lakewood, CO)
The ten scholarship recipients were chosen for their high level of commitment, professionalism, and passion for their future career as a massage therapist.
“Massage Heights is committed to supporting the massage therapy industry through initiatives like these,” said CG Funk, SVP of Culture and Industry Relations. “Massage therapy is a unique career, and the work of massage therapists is more important than ever in our world today. Through these scholarships, we are helping students achieve their career aspirations while supporting the schools in ensuring graduates are professionally trained and ready to enter the workforce.”
The scholarship program is part of the Massage Heights brand’s strategic industry relations plan that focuses on creating programs to support the massage therapy industry, its associations, massage therapists and massage therapy schools.