Karon Badalamenti Change Agent Scholarship
- In honor of the passing of Karon Badalameni, CPRE, (1961 - 2014), a professional development scholarship of up to $500 will be awarded annually through the dedicated Badalamenti Scholarship Fund (sponsored by Greenplay, GP RED, and private donations) for a parks and recreation and/or allied professional or student to attend a professional development opportunity offered by Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA).
Applications are due July 31, 2017
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MSU Denver New Certification Scholarship
- The MSU Denver New Certification Scholarship is for Metropolitan State University of Denver senior students on internship or alumni from the Recreation Professions (formerly Leisure Studies) Program. The goal of this scholarship is to help MSU alumni gain new certifications and in turn advance in their careers. Scholarships will be awarded bi-annually (Jan. and Aug. each year) through the dedicated MSU Denver New Certification Scholarship Fund to a Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Ally, Professional or Student member. Scholarship funds must be put towards new certification within the recreation profession.
A maximum of 2 Scholarship(s) will be awarded with total allocation not to exceed $500 per scholarship.
Applications are due April 30th annually
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2017 Professional Development Scholarships
The application deadline for the following scholarships is April 30, 2017. All applicants will be notified the week of May 16th.
- The Gallup*Darrow*Chester Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Virginia Seth Gallup, (1899-1995) grandmother of the originator of this fund, Catherine Virginia Darrow and her husband, William Spencer Chester, who currently reside in Evergreen, Colorado. This Fund is authorized to recognize this extraordinary woman who earned her college degree in the 1920’s at a time when it was rare for women to attend college. Virginia Seth Gallup believed in the power of a college education to the extent that she provided the funds for all of her seven grandchildren to attend college. After graduating from Glocester College with a degree in Public Administration, Virginia Seth Gallup raised a family and served as superintendent of the Talbot County Schools in the State of Maryland. To be eligible for a Gallup*Darrow*Chester Scholarship an applicant must be a member in good standing of CPRA at the time of application and be currently employed in a professional parks and recreation position. Please note that priority for the Gallup*Darrow*Chester scholarship funding will be given to members who are currently serving / have served CPRA or CPRA Foundation via committees, section involvement or board appointment.
The GDC Scholarship(s) will be awarded in 2016 with total allocation not to exceed $1,000. In some cases, more than one scholarship of lower dollar amounts may be awarded.
Section Sponsored Scholarships
- The Sections providing scholarship opportunities to members of their Section are:TBD. One Scholarship will be issued per Section. Applicants for the section awarded scholarship MUST be an active member within that section.
Scholarships will be awarded in 2017 for funding up to $500.
Please note that these scholarships are for Professional Development Opportunities or tuition for the 2017 CPRA Annual Conference, October 3-6 in Keystone.
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