Scholarships

The Arizona Parks and Recreation Board of Directors has recently revised the scholarship assistance policies. Current APRA members seeking assistance for educational events such as annual conference, NRPA conference, certifications and training related to the field of parks, recreation and environmental conservation are encouraged to apply.

The 501 (c)3 fundraising arm of APRA, Arizona Parks and Recreation Fellowship (APRF) board will be administering the scholarship program and has set aside a specific amount of money annually dedicated toward scholarships. Money will be awarded quarterly and are based on a number of factors, any current APRA member that has served a minimum of 12 hours toward  APRA sponsored events over the previous 12 months are encouraged to apply. 

Application and criteria can be found on the APRF website or by clicking here. 

NRPA Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

    • 2017 National Awards and Gold Medal Awards are due March 12. We have a number of resources on the website to help people with the Gold Medal award, including a recent transcript of a virtual chat which answers many commonly asked questions.
    • 2017 Fellowships and Scholarships are due by April 7. Four Young Professional Fellowships, two Student Scholarships and two Diversity Scholarships are awarded. Winners receiving a complimentary NRPA Conference registration, travel stipend and hotel accommodations! This is a great opportunity for your members to participate on a national level.

SORP Scholarship Opportunity - 

Deadline to apply January 16, 2017

The 2017 National Outdoor Recreation Conference is the premier opportunity for new professionals and students to present their work, learn about best practices and network with outdoor recreation professionals.

Applications for 2017 conference scholarships are being accepted through Monday, January 16, 2017, midnight Eastern time.

New Professional Conference Scholarship

Applicants should be employed in the outdoor recreation profession and have completed an outdoor recreation degree within the last five years or be under 35 years of age.

A scholarship valued at $1,015 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient, which includes a $500 check for lodging and travel-related expenses. The remaining $515 (425+90) is the value of a full-conference registration and a one-year membership to SORP. Applicants are encouraged to ask their organization for funds to supplement the conference scholarship. Applicants do not need to be current SORP members.

Recipients are expected to attend the full conference.

Download the 2017 announcement and instructions


Student Conference Scholarship

Several scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time in an outdoor recreation research, planning, management, and policy development or closely related degree program to attend the 2017 National Outdoor Recreation Conference. Awards are based on academic performance, contributions to the field, relevance of studies to outdoor recreation planning and management, need, and willingness to give back to SORP.

A scholarship valued at $775 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient, which includes a $500 check for lodging and travel-related expenses. The remaining $275 (250+25) is the value of a full-conference registration and a one-year membership to SORP. Students are encouraged to ask their university for funds to supplement the conference scholarship. Applicants do not need to be current SORP members.

Recipients are expected to attend the full conference and assist with various tasks during the conference.

Download the 2017 announcement and instructions


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