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Young Professional Fellowships - The fellowship provides selected young professionals (up to 4) with the opportunity to explore the operation of NRPA and its governing bodies at the NRPA Annual Conference. Participants will meet with NRPA leadership, and will attend various conference sessions and meetings with their assigned mentor. A primary focus of the program is to inspire future participation and leadership in NRPA and to develop professional contacts with NRPA professionals from around the nation.

Student Scholarships - The Student Scholarship is presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in recognition of community service or contributions to the parks and recreation field. The scholarship provides selected students (up to 2) with the opportunity to explore the operation of the field at the NRPA Annual Conference. Participants will meet with NRPA leadership, and will attend various conference sessions and meetings with their assigned mentor. A primary focus of the program is to inspire future participation and leadership in NRPA and to develop contacts with NRPA professionals from around the nation.

Diversity Scholarships - The NRPA Diversity Scholarship (up to 2) supports individuals from historically underrepresented groups in the parks and recreation community as well as those that demonstrate outstanding contributions serving diverse communities. The scholarship aims to engage recipients’ interest in future leadership roles within the association.Who should apply: Current members of NRPA (either professional or advocate) that are from an underrepresented group in the park and recreation community and/or demonstrate outstanding contributions serving diverse communities specifically related to park and recreation programs and services.


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CFPR Student Scholarships - Ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, the California Foundation for Parks and Recreation (CFPR) Student Scholarships are presented annually for 20 outstanding students majoring in parks, recreation, tourism, leisure studies, recreation therapy, natural resource management, sports management, and related fields. Qualified recipients must attend an accredited California university full-time, maintain good standing, intend to enter the recreation profession, and agree to attend the CPRS Conference & Expo that March.


Fletcher Graduate Scholarship Program - Annually, the Fletcher Graduate Scholarship Program is hosted by the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) to award up to $3,000 in graduate parks, recreation and leisure studies scholarships to legal in-state residents. Qualified applicants must enroll full-time at a North Carolina university, have a cumulative “B” average or better, have completed at least one graduate semester, have NCRPA membership, submit two references, and be entering the public parks and recreation field.


John McComb Scholarship Program - Sponsored by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA), the John McComb Scholarship Program is available each year to award $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in park operations, recreation, tourism, sports administration, leisure studies, and related degrees. Applicants must be residents of Ohio or attend an Ohio university, have completed at least 30 credits, and maintain a minimum major GPA of 3.0. Recipients also earn a free OPRA student membership.


NRPA Student Scholarship - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Student Scholarship is awarded for $1,000 to up-and-coming professionals who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college to study parks, recreation and leisure studies. Eligible candidates must be current NRPA members, have completed at least 30 semester hours, maintain a major GPA of 3.0 or above, have completed at least six hours of parks and recreation curriculum, and show leadership in extra-curricular activities.


Ruth B. McClintock Scholarship - In the amount of $2,000, the Ruth B. McClintock Scholarship is presented annually by the Nebraska Recreation and Parks Association (NeRPA) to juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are majoring in recreation, park management, leisure studies, or conservation. Eligible recipients must attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lincoln, or Kearney full-time with a minimum grade point average of 2.7. Preference is given to individual members of the NeRPA. There’s also the $1,000 Joseph A. Churchich Scholarship.


Thomas J. Carroll Scholarship - The Metropolitan New York Recreation and Park Society Inc. has created three parks, recreation and leisure studies scholarships, including the $1,000 Thomas J. Carroll Scholarship.