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Parks and Recreation Scholarships

Scholarship opportunity for current students - $250 from the Montana Recreation and Parks Association awarded to two students. Winners will be announced at the Montana Recreation and Parks Association annual conference, held this year in Couer d’Alene, Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Parks and recreation conference September 15-18, 2013.  

Dr. Steve McCool Scholarship - $250

This scholarship was established in Sept. 2000, in recognition of Dr. McCool’s commitment to students in the field of parks and recreation. Dr. McCool is a lifetime MRPA member and a former professor of Wildland Recreation Management at the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation. This scholarship is available to a Montana college student pursuing a degree in Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management.

Dr. Joel Meier Scholarship - $250

This scholarship was established in Sept. 2000, in recognition of Dr. Meier’s commitment to students in the field of parks and recreation. Dr. Joel Meier is a lifetime member of MRPA and served at the University of Montana as Associate Dean of the College of Forestry and conservation, professor, and coordinator of the Recreation Management Program. This scholarship is available to any Montana youth pursuing continuing education in recreation or parks.

1.  Montana College student with a declared major in Recreation or Park Management.

2.  Currently attending a Montana College or University.

3.  Demonstrated interest in the Parks ,Tourism and Recreation Profession through attendance at  the annual conference  or participating in MRPA.

Basis of need:

1.  Achievements (academic or personal)

2.  Professional Association participation

3.   Extra-curricular activities

4.   Community volunteer service

5.   Financial need

How to apply:

Email a copy of your resume, a transcript of completed college courses, and a one page essay explaining why you are the best candidate for this scholarship, the importance of membership in a professional organization such as MRPA and how being in MRPA fits into your career goals. Please email these to Professor Norma Nickerson by NOON Sept. 10, 2013