Scholarship OpportunitiesKansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) members are encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to apply for scholarship support to attend regional or national schools, KRPA workshops, NRPA Conference, the KRPA Conference and Trade Show, or take the CPRP/CPRE exam.
Application to attend professional development opportunitiesApplications will be accepted for scholarship funding support (registration, travel costs) to attend any local, regional or national park and recreation related educational training event. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide support to member professionals who have limited financial resources for training and have a desire to enhance their education.
The application deadlines for scholarship funding are:
January 20 Aquatic Facility Operator Course and Exam
January 20 Certified Playground Safety Course and Exam
June 6 NRPA Annual Conference
July 22 KRPA/MPRA Executive Forum
August 12 Tomorrow's Leaders Institute
October 24 KRPA Annual Conference
30 days prior Local workshop
90 days prior Regional and national out of state training
Anytime CPRP or CPRE Exam
To apply for scholarship funding, fill out the Professional Development Scholarship Application.pdf and provide appropriate support material as outlined and return to the KRPA Office according to the deadlines above.
KRPA Scholarship Association
700 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66603
Email: Erika Devore
The Scholarship Committee will make all final decisions and determine the scholarship award total. There is no limit on the number of educational events that a member is eligible to apply for during the year, but priority will be given to individuals who have not received a previous scholarship.
Application for CPRP and CPRE Exam
Applications for the CPRP and CPRE exam are accepted any time of year. The scholarship committee will review and vote on applications at the board meeting following the date the application was submitted.
To apply for scholarship funding, fill out the CPRP/CPRE Scholarship application, provide appropriate support material as outlined and return to the KRPA Office.