Scholarships


 

Mission: TRPEF strives to improve the quality of life for all Tennesseans by promoting an appreciation and understanding of the merits and values of recreation and parks.  The organization achieves these objectives through charitable causes, educational endeavors, and scientific research.  Learn more about what TRPEF has to offer

 

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Scholarships Available

  • Professional Scholarships - for people attending professional training programs
  • Certification Scholarships - for people applying for the CPRP or CPRE certifications
  • Student Scholarships - for students majoring in a declared major and/or concentration in a recreation/parks field: Health and Human Performance, Recreation, Resource Management, Leisure Studies, Turf Management, Forestry or related majors.
For more information, please see each scholarship below.
 

Professional Scholarships

Application Deadline is continuous - Scholarships for schools/workshops (Application will be reviewed at the next TRPEF Board Meeting).  To download a scholarship application, please click here.


Certification Scholarships

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist individuals with the application fee to become certified.  The scholarships are made possible by generous donations from various agencies and individuals across the state of Tennessee.  Individuals are encouraged to apply for the scholarship if they meet the certification criteria. Please note the application links and deadlines listed below.

Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Criteria

Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) Criteria

Application Deadline Was March 31, 2024.
  

Certification Application Download


 


Student Scholarships!

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist students with their education by providing a monetary award.  The scholarships are made possible by generous donations from various agencies and individuals across the state of Tennessee.  Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship if they meet the criteria. Please note the application link and deadlines listed below.

Application click here     
Application Deadline TBD for 2024.  

Past Student Scholarship Recipients
          

2023 Accomplishments 

  • Continued TRPA/TRPEF Joint Membership Plan where individuals and agencies now join both   
  • Awarded 2 professional development scholarships  
  • Awarded 21 CPRP Scholarships 
  • Awarded 2 CPRE Scholarships
  • Provided TRPEF overview at all TRPA Workshops, Forums, and Schools.  
  • Sponsored TRPA Conference to assist with education sessions 
  • Hosting multiple fundraisers at TRPA Conference

TRPEF Board Meetings 

Everyone is welcome to attend and all meetings are held virtually at 10:30amCT/11:30amET.  Please see the TRPA calendar for links.

 

Governing Documents


2024 TRPEF Board Members

  • Simon Bradbury - Chair, East TN Rep
  • Marcus Robinson- Vice-Chair, West TN Rep
  • Jamison Sliger- Treasurer, East TN Rep
  • Lauren Cox -  East TN Rep
  • Nethraja Rajaratnam - Secretary, Central TN Rep
  • Kelly Forster - Professional Development, East TN 
  • Dr. Jason Davis - Student Services Rep, East TN
  • Kitty Frazier - East TN Rep
  • Jennifer Spillers- Central TN Rep



Thank You to our TRPEF Sponsors

Click on the logos below to visit our sponsors!