CFPR Student Scholarships

CFPR Scholarships

Student Scholarships!

CFPR student scholarships are available for students majoring in all aspects of recreation, parks, park operations, natural resources management, recreation therapy, commercial recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation/aquatic management, recreational sports management and recreation leadership.
Professionals seeking education financial support may apply for CFPR Professional Development Scholarships.

DATES to KNOW!

Application opens:
Monday, August 29, 2022

Application deadline: 
Monday, November 21, 2022

Award notifications sent:  
January 2023

Scholarship Award Recognition:  
CPRS CONNECTIONS 2023
April 3-6, 2023
San Diego, CA

Who is eligible?

Scholarships are available for students majoring in all aspects of recreation, parks, park operations, natural resources management, recreation therapy, commercial recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation/aquatic management, recreational sports management and recreation leadership. If you are in a degree program of a related field, you must be actively working in a field mentioned above.

Evaluation Criteria

Scholarship applications are evaluated based on five overall criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Professional affiliation(s) and activity
  • Experience in the field, paid or volunteer
  • Leadership and professional potential
  • Faculty and professional references

General Guidelines

Undergraduate applicants must have:
    • Completed or be enrolled in courses that add up to a minimum of 60 units with at least 12 units in their major
    • Major GPA of 3.0 (minimum)
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (minimum)
Graduate applicants must have:
    • Completed at least 9 units
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in the major
Only completed applications with faculty recommendation, professional recommendation, and transcripts will be eligible for review.

Scholarship winners may only be eligible to be awarded twice (2 years) per degree.

Review and Award

Applications are reviewed in December by the CFPR Scholarship Committee. The Committee is comprised of professionals and educators from Northern and Southern California, a representative from the CPRS Board of Directors, and the Executive Director of California Park & Recreation Society.

  • Recipients will be notified by email in January
  • Recipients will be recognized at the CPRS Conference in April 2023 and throughout the year

Congratulations to our 2022 Student Scholarship Recipients!

Christy McBride Christy McBride, Colorado State University State
• CPRS Past Presidents Scholarship ($2,000)
• CPRS District 12 Past Presidents Scholarship ($1,000)
Elizabeth Arciniega, California State University, Long Beach
• CAPRCBM/David Nigel Scholarship ($1,500)
• CPRS District 10 Scholarship ($1,000)
Elizabeth Arciniega
Kristen Dubois
Kristen Dubois, Sacramento State
• Outdoor & Environmental Resource Management Scholarship ($2,000)
• Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award Scholarship ($1,000)
Gloria Hernandez, California State University, Long Beach
• Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award Scholarship ($1,000)
• Jane Adams Administrators Section Scholarship ($1,000)
Gloria Hernandez
Maxwell Marvin Maxwell Marvin, California State University, Long Beach
• Dr. Fred Brooks Development & Operations Section Scholarship ($2,000)
Iman Saadat, San Diego State University
• CPRS State Board Scholarship ($1,000)
Iman Saadat

Questions?

For general Scholarship Program questions, please contact our CFPR Scholarship Chair:  Justin Schmillen

For websitesubmission form questions or technical assistance, please contact CPRS HQ:  Stephanie Stephens, 916-665-2777