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.

TRPEF Donations

JOIN TRPEF Click here to join using the TRPEF paper membership form or log in to your TRPA account and click on "My Groups" then scroll down and choose TRPEF "Join now".  The system will take you to the payment information or choose TRPEF under committees when you join/renew your TRPA membership or 

NEW for 2019.  TRPEF Certification Scholarship!  Click here to download the application and learn more.

TRPEF holds one Student Scholarship and two Professional Scholarship cycles each year deadlines are:

  • October 1, 2019 student scholarships
  • January 1, 2020 professional scholarships for schools/workshops 
  • February 1, 2020 certification scholarship
  • July 1, 2020 professional scholarships.
To complete a scholarship application, please click on the links above and download the form and criteria.

Other TRPEF Projects include:

  • The annual Silent Auction and other events at the TRPA Conference raises scholarship and professional scholarship money - Special thanks to all who donated and bid in the 2018 TRPEF Auction helping raise money for scholarships for 2019!
  • Helping fund speakers at the TRPA Conference.

Upcoming TRPEF Board Meetings (all meetings are at 10amCT/11amET and held electronically unless otherwise noted)
September 17, 2019

2019 TRPEF Board Members
Shan Criswell - Chair
Marty Smith - Vice Chair
Christina Clark - Secretary
Sue Stuhl - Treasurer
Gary Rudolph - Central TN Rep
Sybil Dancer - Professional Development
Yolanda Crow - East TN Rep
Michael Hutchinson - Student Services
Aaron Browning - East TN Rep