This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are majoring in a Minnesota four-year curriculum with a park and recreation emphasis. Permanent residents of Minnesota, attending a college or university in a neighboring state (majoring in parks and recreation) are also eligible to apply. Up to three $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year.
Barry Bernstein Memorial Diversity Scholarship:
The Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its membership and scholarship offerings. This scholarship is designed to help the parks and recreation industry better represent the diverse population in Minnesota. This scholarship will award funding to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of Parks and Recreation, especially Hispanic, Native American, Black/African American, or LBGTQIA+ students. This scholarship provides up $2,000.
MRPF Professional Graduate Degree Scholarship:
The MRPF Professional Scholarship provides financial assistance to MRPF professional members pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants must display excellence in leadership, job experience and commitment to the park and recreation field. This scholarship provides up $2,000.
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: DOWNLOAD BELOW - THEN FILL OUT APPLICATION
Student Scholarships https://bit.ly/MRPFStudent
Barry Bernstein Memorial Diversity Scholarship https://bit.ly/MRPFBernsteinDiversity
Professional Graduate Degree Scholarship https://bit.ly/MRPFProfessional
Questions - contact Jason Hicks (Jason.Hicks@newbrightonmn.gov)
* These scholarships are for eligible students & professionals. You can only receive once.