$1,500 – Student Scholarship Program

DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIP:

TRAPS North Region will award two scholarships (one graduate and one undergraduate) in the amounts of $1,500 each to the respective college/university for use by the recipient.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY SUMMARY:

Candidate must:

1. Be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at a Texas College/University with a major in Park Administration, Recreation and Park Administration, Landscape Architecture, Kinesiology, Event Management or a Recreation major with a minor in Park Administration, Horticulture, Natural Resources or other related degree as determined by the TRAPS North Region Scholarship Committee. If your degree does not fall into these categories, but you are interested, please contact D’Lee Williams at dwilliams@garlandtx.gov for consideration.

2. Have a minimum 2.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 system or a 2.5 within your major (from a major listed above) through the most recently completed semester.

3. Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence through extracurricular activities, work experience, and your potential contribution to the field of Park and Recreation Administration.

4. Attend the TRAPS North Region Conference in Rockwall, TX on Friday, October 19, 2018. TRAPS North Region will pay the registration fee for the conference. Transportation to the conference will be the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION

All applicants must submit:

Formal Scholarship Application (PDF)

300 Word Essay: Describe what the future of the parks and recreation profession looks like in their own opinion.

Letter of Intent: Provide a letter describing your intention to pursue a career involved with one of the following majors: Park Administration, Recreation and Park Administration, Landscape Architecture, Kinesiology, Event Management or a Recreation major with a minor in Park Administration, Horticulture, Natural Resources or other related degree as determined by the TRAPS North Region Scholarship Committee.Highlight any relevant significant achievements, training, research, and work experience.

Current Resume: List all prior work experience, education, major college activities, recognition’s, publications, memberships in professional organizations, conferences attended, etc.

  • Copy of Transcripts: Include a copy of your transcripts (unofficial copy is sufficient) verifying major and a listing of courses and grades in which currently enrolled. (Advising grade reports can be used)
  • One Letter of Recommendation: Letter from a faculty member or parks and recreation professional.

Completed applications are due by October 5, 2018.

After review and selection, the Scholarship Committee Chairperson will contact the recipients by e-mail and written letter. The student and department head will receive a notification letter. Notification e-mails will be made by October 10, 2018.