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Student   -   $25
Any individual currently enrolled FULL-TIME in a college or university as a candidate for a degree in the leisure service field of study who does not qualify for a professional or associate membership.  Shall be entitled to all privileges of the Society except the right to vote, hold elective office, and chair a standing committee.

College & University   -   $115
College or University dedicated to educating students on the delivery of parks, recreation, and leisure services.  Benefits include free job bank and classifieds postings, as well as the full use of Members Only sections of  Includes one faculty member (benefits of professional membership).

Students - check the Career Center for Internship and Employment Opportunities!

VRPS University Members


Student Member Opportunities

VRPS Student Members:  check back here for scholarship and educational opportunities!

Attend 2018 VRPS Annual Conference for FREE!

Jesse A Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

2018 Jesse A. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application Available

Jesse A. Reynolds was a parks and recreation director for the City of Richmond.  He was instrumental in establishing professional parks and recreation "registration", which was the predecessor to Virginia's CPRP program.  Upon his passing, Jesse's family, including son Ron Reynolds, a former director in Campbell County and a former VRPS Foundation Board member, established this scholarship in his name.  Designed to assist professionals currently employed in leisure services (preferably public recreation), this $1000 scholarship is awarded to assist in graduate level education, either on a part-time or full-time basis.


  • For more information and to apply, click HERE.
  • Application deadline is Sunday, April 15, 2018.

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.