APRF / APRA Grants and Scholarship Program

The Arizona Parks & Recreation Fellowship and the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association recently updated their scholarship and certification assistance program for 2019.

  • Michael A. Ramnes Professional Scholarships to attend the NRPA Conference or an NRPA Management School ($750)
  • Dave Bang Associates Professional Scholarship to attend a non-NRPA related conference or educational opportunity ($500 in-state or $750 out-of-state)
  • College Scholarships for full-time students enrolled in parks & recreation or other appropriate leisure degree programs ($500)
  • College Scholarships for full-time working professionals who are enrolled in parks & recreation or other appropriate leisure degree programs ($500) 
  • Professional Certification reimbursement grant for professionals to assist with the cost of course or certification test ($150)

  • Innovative Program Grant
    • Awarded to member agencies interested in developing new programs, activities or events not funded by their agency (up to $2,500)
  • Organizational Development Grant

    • Awarded to member agencies interested in developing agency wide initiatives, community outreach, or those working toward financial sustainability in the face of escalating operating costs (up to $2,500)

Applications are posted below.

Review dates for all scholarships and certifications:

  • Applications submitted January – May; review begins June 1
  • Applications submitted June – August; review begins September 1
  • Applications submitted September – December; review begins January 1

    Applicants will be notified by the end of the month following each review date. There is limited scholarship funding available. Once the funding threshold has been met, no additional scholarships will be awarded for that year.

    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or above is required

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    • Open scholarship form in Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or greater
    • Read and complete the application packet
    • Applications should be completed and saved on your computer. The application is a fillable pdf.
    • Once you have completed the application and have all requested supplemental materials, email them to scholarships@aprf.org.
    • Supplemental materials should be submitted electronically as well; eg. Scanned images

    If you have any questions regarding the APRF Scholarship program, contact the Scholarship Committee Chair at scholarships@aprf.org.

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