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The American Parks & Recreation Foundation (Foundation), philanthropic partner of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration (Academy), is sponsoring two (2) scholarships to cover the tuition for two (2) first-year students to attend the National Recreation & Park Association’s 2024 Supervisors Management School, 2025 Revenue Development & Management School and 2025 Director’s School (total of six scholarships). The scholarships cover tuition only.

Nominations are currently open for all three schools with a closing date of August 1, 2024.

Eligible applicants must be a current member of NRPA. 

The Foundation board considers an applicant’s experience, goals, passion, diversity and financial need as important criteria in the application evaluation and scholarship selection process. Please be sure to address this in the essay.
 

To apply for a scholarship, complete this online application no later than August 1, 2024

After completion of the school recipients will have the responsibility to send an email of appreciation to donors.
 

Required materials to be submitted through the online application:

  • Nomination letter from a graduate of the respective school, Academy member or anyone else who can speak to why you should be selected to receive the scholarship
  • Letter from your parks and recreation agency director or immediate supervisor supporting your application and stating understanding scholarship covers tuition only and will cover all other expenses.
  • Resume (not to exceed two pages)
  • Essay describing how attending the School will help you achieve your professional development goal of becoming an effective supervisor, manager and leader (not to exceed 500 words)


 Learn more about all the schools at https://learning.nrpa.org/


Tips for a strong application
 1. Review the school site to tailor your essay to the specific school.
 2. Understand and address in your essay the important criteria as noted in the information above.
 3. Specifically address your goals of becoming an effective supervisor, manager and leader in the essay.
 4. Ensure your letters of support are personal and highlight your strengths.
 5. Include everything required in the application (double-check before you hit submit).


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