Student & Professional Scholarships

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Student Scholarship Program: 

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 five (5) $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year.  MRPF matches $1000 for each sponsored scholarship.

The Diversity & Inclusion Student Scholarship

The Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its membership and scholarship offerings.  This scholarship recognizes a need to bring people together from different cultures and backgrounds and increase involvement of diverse students in our profession, initiatives, and leadership opportunities.

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.

Questions - contact Jason Hicks ( or Brooke Burk (

 * These scholarships are for eligible students & professionals.  You can only receive once.


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