Jason Vance Chatlosh Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jason Chatlosh Swim Scholarship is created in loving memory of Jason Vance Chatlosh, a former Florence One Schools student who graduated from South Florence High School in 2006 and continued his swimming career at Clemson University, graduating with a degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism.  He also served as the swim teams athletic representative on the athletes council, serving as co-president his senior year.

Jason began swimming for F.A.S.T. (Florence Area Swim Team) at the age of five.  He helped establish the Florence District One High School Swim Programs in 2004 for South Florence, West Florence, and Wilson High Schools. He swam for South Florence earning a state high school championships in the butterfly and backstroke his junior and senior years.

At the age of twelve, Jason began helping coach at the Florence YMCA.  He coached F.A.S.T., Del Norte Swim Team in the Greenville (SC) Summer League, McLeod Health and Fitness, and Trinity-Brynes High School.  He always wanted to promote swimming, and wanted swimming to grow and develop in his hometown of Florence.  He served on the initial Florence Summer Swim League Board to promote swimming in Florence.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist student swimmers in the Florence area who want to continue their swimming career in college.  This could be a swimmer getting ready to attend their first year in college or a swimmer swimming competitively in college.  This scholarship fund will keep alive the swimming goals and dreams of Jason and will help students pursue the love of swimming with their college swimming and academic goals.

Scholarship is designed for college students continuing their swimming at the college level.

Dedication, character, leadership, scholarship, and community involvement will be used to determine the recipient. Applicants should be well rounded, community-minded students involved in promoting the sport and community.  The scholarship needs to raise $20,000 to get started.

We invite you to join Jason’s family and friends to  help others continue their dreams and keep Jason’s dreams alive.  Donations can be made to Eastern Carolina Community Foundation. Contact us at info@easterncarolinacf.org for more information.