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Scholarships

 

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. One night's lodging will be provided by TRSSW to scholarship recipients if needed.

2022 Jean Keller Undergraduate Scholarship Winner!!

 Grace Picciotti

Texas State University

TRSSW Scholarships

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. 

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. 

TRSSW Scholarship Application Process

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

  2. Provide a transcript of all universities attended.

  3. Applicant shall be from colleges or universities from the Southwest region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas), which have established options, emphasis area, or majors in Therapeutic Recreation.

  4. Meet additional requirements of the scholarship for which applying.

  5. Must be present at TRSSW awards luncheon to accept scholarship.

Please direct questions to TRSSW1@gmail.org

 

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