Would you like to attend Southwest Park and Recreation Institute, but your agency does not have the funding for you to attend?
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to network and explore your interested profession more?
Apply for a Professional Grant or a Student Scholarship! We would love for you to attend.
Student scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students preparing for a career in the park and recreation profession. The scholarships are a cash award of at least $1,000 that are presented to the respective universities in the spring semester for use by the recipient. In addition to the cash award, the Institute provides registration along with room and board for the recipient to attend the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute in early February.
The application period begins late September and extends through December 15th. Scholarship applications are transmitted to universities within the eight state region of the SWPRTI network. Included in this network are those universities and colleges that offer majors for students in Parks and Recreation or closely related degree programs.
2019 SWPRTI Scholarship Application.pdf
Professional Training GrantFor individuals currently working in the Park and Recreation industry, the professional training grant offers the opportunity to attend the Institute at no expense except travel.
The grant covers the cost of registration, with room and board, for the entire Institute training conference. In return, each recipient will be assigned to a committee during the Institute for four (4) hours to help out with various duties and other networking opportunities
Professional Training Grant Application (PDF)