Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation has been honored to provide three academic scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students.
The scholarships are broken into three categories:
-The Don Schmidt Scholarship for students majoring in parks/law enforcement;
-The Jody Stowers Scholarship for students in parks and recreation that exemplify the future of our profession.
-The John McComb Scholarship for students majoring in all aspects of recreation (park operations, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation management, aquatic management, non-profit recreation management, sports management and leisure studies).
Eligible applicants are enrolled in a degree program relevant to parks and recreation at an Ohio college/university. Applicants must have at least 30 credit hours total, with 12 in their major and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
All scholarship winners also receive a free full-year student membership with OPRA. Applications are accepted annually in the spring for the following academic year.