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


Support TRPEF's Mission!


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 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 complete a scholarship application, please click here.

Certification Scholarships

Application Deadline December 31, 2021.  To complete a scholarship application, please click here.


Student Scholarships!

Application Deadline October 1, 2022.  To complete a scholarship application, please click here.

2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

TRPEF Projects

  • The annual membership dues, Silent Auction at TRPA conference, and other events with TRPA raise scholarship money for students and professionals

  • Donation to help fund speakers at the TRPA Conference

TRPEF Board Meetings 

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

  • October 7, 2022

  • December 2, 2022

Governing Documents

2022 TRPEF Board Members

  • Aaron Browning - Chair, East TN
  • Jamison Sliger- Treasurer East TN
  • Anne Marshall- Secretary, Central TN
  • Kitty Frazier - East TN Rep
  • Marcus Robinson- Vice-Chair, West TN Rep
  • Jennifer Spillers- Central TN Rep
  • Shan Criswell - Professional Development, West TN Rep
  • Simon Bradbury - East TN Rep
  • TBA - Student Services Rep

Thank You to our TRPEF Sponsors

Click on the logos below to visit our sponsors!