SCHOLARSHIP

Three scholarships may be awarded by the Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest (TRSSW) Board of Directors to support pre-service education in Therapeutic Recreation. Professional education and involvement at the undergraduate and graduate levels are considered a critical component of creating and maintaining sound service delivery systems in Therapeutic Recreation.

All student scholarship award recipients are expected to attend the TRSSW Symposium and the awards ceremony to receive their scholarship.

Submit a typed application form and include a resume detailing employment and volunteer experience related to therapeutic recreation services.

1.

Provide an official transcript from all universities attended.

2.

Shall be from colleges or universities in the Southwest region

(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas), which have
established options, emphasis area, or majors in Therapeutic Recreation.

3.

Meet additional requirements of the scholarship for which applying.

4.

Must be present at TRSSW awards lunch to accept scholarship.

5.

2020

             Katie Buchheit                  

Texas State University

LARRY J. MILDREN

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

($750 Award)

  1. Applicants may be graduate students in good standing with a major or emphasis in therapeutic recreation.

  2. Have at least an accumulative 3.5 or better for the last two (2) semesters.

  3. Applicants must include two (2) letters of recommendations, one from a therapeutic recreation educator and one from an employer/volunteer supervisor.

JEAN KELLER

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

($750 Award)

  1. Applicants may be junior or senior undergraduate students with a major or emphasis in therapeutic recreation.

  2. Have at least an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the last three (3) semesters.

  3. Applicants must include two (2) letters of recommendations, one from a therapeutic recreation educator and one from an employer/volunteer supervisor. 

2020

Datiya Erdner    

Texas State University

2020

Shelby Jackson   

Oklahoma State

ED SUPINA

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

($750 Award)

  1. Applicants may be a junior, senior, or graduate student with a major or emphasis in therapeutic recreation and a GPA of 2.0 or above in recreation classes.

  2. Have demonstrated exceptional professional involvement at the local, state, regional, and/or national levels. Involvement may include belonging to professional organizations, serving as a room host at symposiums, serving on committees, holding an office in a student association, or attending symposia or national conferences.

  3. Applicants must include two (2) letters of recommendations from certified TR professionals or therapeutic recreation educators. One letter must be from an employer/volunteer supervisor. 

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