About The Institute Scholarships

Each year, IHRSA offers two full scholarships to attend The IHRSA Institute named in honor of John McCarthy and Curt & Jane Beusman. Each scholarship has a value of more than $3,000 and includes a full registration to the Institute, program materials and handouts, social and networking events, lodging, and meals, as well as a $500 travel stipend. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate their passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry's future and their service, sales, and leadership skills. The deadline to apply was May 12, 2017. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of May.




The Inspiration for the Scholarships


The John McCarthy Scholarship

As IHRSA’s Executive Director for 25 years, John McCarthy always sought a better way to do things – at IHRSA and for the industry as a whole. The Institute was an important event for John because it was a way to give back and help grow the best and brightest in the industry. With that in mind, creating a scholarship to The Institute seemed a fitting way to honor John upon his retirement in 2006.



The Curt & Jane Beusman Scholarship

Curt & Jane Beusman were among the early founders and supporters of IHRSA and were passionate and deeply involved with the health club industry. Their willingness to support the growth of the industry and give back have greatly contributed to the success of IHRSA and numerous club operations throughout the world.



“Receiving the John McCarthy Scholarship to attend the Institute was a great opportunity to broaden the lens and view my day-to-day operations on a larger scale. New to the General Manager role, it gave me a great foundation, many actionable items I could begin implementing at my club right away, and an amazing network of people who have continued to support me along my journey."

Azeza Tesserau, Wellbridge Athletic Club

The 2017 IHRSA Institute Brochure is Now Available

Get a jump start on learning about the exciting IHRSA Institute curriculum, the inspiring speakers, and the wealth of resources that will be included in the 2017 program.