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Nebraska Recreation & Park Association Scholarship Eligibility Criteria.

2017-18 Scholarship Application

Nebraska Recreation and Park Association Scholarship

The Nebraska Recreation and Park Association Scholarship is awarded to students at any College or University in Nebraska who are majoring in recreation, parks, therapeutic recreation, leisure services or conservation with the intent to enter the recreation, parks, therapeutic recreation, and leisure service field as a career.

Applicants can also be undergraduate or graduate level students with an affiliation to Nebraska; either as an in-state resident or an out-of-state student completing an internship in the state of Nebraska. Applicants must hold Junior, Senior or Graduate student status and enroll for a full academic year (Fall and Spring) as a full-time student.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale when they apply. Preference may be given to individual members of the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. Maximum scholarship amount is $2000.00.

Outdoor Recreation Products Scholarship

The Outdoor Recreation Products Scholarship is awarded to regularly enrolled students at any College or University in Nebraska who are majoring in recreation, parks, leisure services or conservation with the intent to enter the recreation, parks and leisure service field as a career.

Applicants must hold Junior, Senior or Graduate student status and enroll for a full academic year (Fall and Spring) as a full-time student.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale when they apply. Preference may be given to individual members of the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. Maximum scholarship amount is $500.00.

Joseph A. Churchich Scholarship

The Joseph A. Churchich Scholarship is awarded to regularly enrolled students of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lincoln or Kearney. Students must enroll for a full academic year (Fall and Spring) as a full-time student at their university, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale when they apply.

Applicants must be majoring in recreation, parks, horticulture, or conservation with the intent to pursue a career in the recreation or park fields. Full-time employees who work in the recreation, parks, horticulture or conservation field who are registered for a credit course in the areas of recreation, parks, horticulture or conservation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Lincoln, or Kearney may also apply. Preference may be given to individual members of the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. Maximum scholarship amount is $1000.00.

Ruth B. McClintock Scholarship

The Ruth B. McClintock Scholarship is awarded to regularly enrolled students of the University of Nebraska at Omaha or Lincoln who are majoring in recreation, parks, leisure services or conservation with the intent to enter the recreation, parks and leisure service field as a career. Applicants must hold Junior, Senior or Graduate student status and enroll for a full academic year (Fall and Spring) as a full-time student.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale when they apply. Preference may be given to individual members of the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. Maximum scholarship amount is $2000.00.

*Funds for these scholarships will be credited to the student’s account at the Financial Aid Office after verification that the student has registered for the Fall and Spring semesters.

For more information contact:

Jessica Hubbard
Recreation Supervisor
City of Omaha
1819 Farnam Street Suite 701
Omaha, NE 68183
Jessica.hubbard@cityofomaha.org
Phone: 402-286-0451

 

The 2015-16 Nebraska Recreation and Parks Association scholarships were presented at the December Workshop during the general membership meeting.  The recipients are listed below.

NeRPA Scholarship – Courtney Hayden, UNK

Courtney is currently a junior at UNK, pursuing a degree in Recreation Management, and will be graduating in May 2017.  She will be completing her internship this coming summer, and hopes to work in youth and family programming after graduation.

Joseph A. Churchich – Logan Cullison, UNO

Logan is a senior at UNO, pursuing a degree in Recreation Administration, and will be graduating in August 2016.  He will be completing his internship this coming summer, and hopes to work at a municipal park and recreation department after graduation.

Ruth B. McClintock – Kelly Maher, UNO

Kelly is a senior at UNO, pursuing a degree in Recreation Administration, and will be graduating in May 2016.  Upon graduation, Kelly looks forward to working in municipal parks and recreation or the state parks system.