Scholarship Programs

Applicants Take Notice

  1. All applicants should register for the event BEFORE the early registration deadline in order to secure the early rate upon which scholarship amounts are based.
  2. Select "BILL ME" at the payment page.
  3. Applicants will be notified of their award status after the early registration deadline.
  4. Scholarship recipients will receive a discount code to apply to their outstanding registration balance, which they can pay online.
  5. If recipients do not follow instructions 1-4 above and pre-pay registration prior to scholarship notification, recipient registrations will be cancelled and subject to a 5% processing fee in order to refund payments.  Recipients will then need to re-register for the event and use the scholarship discount code.  NOTE:  re-registration will be AFTER the early rate period and registration fees will be higher.

Sponsors

George Cunningham Scholarship Partner

Scholarships

Your Foundation membership helps support scholarships for Virginia parks and recreation professionals and students. The members of the Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society are very proud of the Scholarship Program that has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and assisted dozens of students and professionals with their education.

Scholarship preference is given to those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the profession through membership in VRPS and the Foundation.
 

The Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Scholarship Committee reviews all applications.  Applicants are reviewed in light of the quality of the responses provided in the application and the following criteria:

  • Service to VRPS: involvement in service areas, resource groups, committee positions held, and volunteer experiences. Student applicants may describe their involvement with parks and recreation agencies including employment and volunteer experience.
  • Scholarship preference will be given to those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the profession through membership in VRPS and the Foundation of VRPS.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

Committee decisions are conveyed to the Foundation Board for ratification.  All decisions are final.

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