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 TRPA 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 

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

  • September 15, 2018 student scholarships
  • January 1, 2019 professional scholarships for schools/workshops held January-June 2019
  • July 1, 2019 professional scholarships for schools/workshops held July-December 2019
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 to raise scholarship and professional scholarship money - Special thanks to all who donated and bid in the 2017 TRPEF Auction helping raise money for scholarships for 2018!!
  • Funding of research tools and helping fund speakers at the TRPA Conference.
  • TRPEF Walk About Fund Raiser at the TRPA Conference.  Thank you to all who made our Walk About such a success!

Upcoming TRPEF Board Meetings (all meetings are at 10amCT/11amET and held electronically unless otherwise noted)
August 24, 2018

2018 TRPEF Board Members
Shan Criswell - Chair
Marty Smith - Vice Chair
Christina Clark - Secretary
Sue Stuhl - Treasurer
Angela Jackson - Central TN Rep
Sybil Dancer - Professional Development
Yolanda Crow - East TN Rep
Michael Hutchinson - Student Services
TBA - West TN Rep