NC Recreation and Parks Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1973 the NC Recreation and Parks Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to qualified and deserving students who are pursuing an education for a career in the recreation and parks profession and to qualified professionals seeking continuing education for career enhancement. Areas of educational emphasis include, but are not limited to, curricula in municipal and county recreation, local and state parks, therapeutic and forestry. We currently have 6 named undergraduate scholarships and 1 named graduate scholarship that are awarded annually. Donations to the scholarship foundation are tax-deductible.
• Meet the Scholarship Board
The NCRPSF Board is comprised of 15 members who are current or retired professionals, representatives from colleges and universities and members from the private sector
Support the NC Recreation and Parks Scholarships
||The North Carolina Recreation and Parks Scholarship Foundation needs your support to provide funding assistance to our students preparing for careers in public parks and recreation. Please make your tax deductible donation today to sustain the continued support of our students!
Scholarships & Grants
• Scholarship Criteria, Eligibility and Deadlines
Applications are accepted late January – April 1. Awards are announced by June 1.
Academic Scholarships: All applications are due by midnight on April 1
• Undergraduate Scholarship Application
• Fletcher Graduate Scholarship Application
Professional Development Opportunities.
Applications are accepted late January – April 1
• Professional Development Grant
• NCRPA Young Professional Conference Fellowship
• Jan Parker NRPA Conference Fellowship
Scholarship & Grant Recipients
The NC Recreation & Park Scholarship Foundation recently awarded $11,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a parks and recreation curriculum in NC and professional development grants, 1 for the NCRPA Conference and 1 for NRPA Congress. In addition to coordinating the application and award process, this group of volunteers raises funds to support the scholarships. Check out the winners below!
2016 awards Scholarship Winners from NC Recreation & Park Association on Vimeo.
• Past Recipients
Many of our scholarship recipients are active in parks and recreation in our state. View the list to see if you know or work with a recipient.