Student Scholarships Offered

SDPRA is seeking applicants for two $2,000 student scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. The scholarship program promotes and supports excellence in the field of park and recreation by providing financial assistance for both undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in a South Dakota college and university with parks and recreation emphasis. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Learn more and apply

Scholarship for Parks and Rec Professionals

Apply now for the Christopher K. Jarvi Scholarship to Advance Partnerships scholarship, which was created to help dedicated professionals explore ways to integrate more partnerships into their work to benefit and bring value to parks, public lands and the communities that host them.

Applicants can be from any field of outdoor recreation and can request funding for conferences, single or multiple webinar series, and/or periodicals or training manuals, etc. Recipients will focus on expanding one’s knowledge and capabilities for expanding partnerships that will enhance outdoor recreation agencies. Presented by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals. Learn more

Membership Scholarship Available for New Members

SDPRA will award two communities or organizations a scholarship to send one representative each to the 2019 SDPRA Annual Conference this October in Rapid City. The scholarship targets new or lapsed members, in an effort to reach out to smaller communities that are not aware or do not have the funds to be actively involved. The scholarship includes the conference registration fee, two nights lodging and a year-long professional membership to SDPRA. The deadline is July 31. Learn more and apply

Wellmark Foundation small MATCH grant applications due June 7

The Wellmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. Applications are due June 7. The small MATCH grants are for up to $25,000 and must be matched at 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions. At least one-half of the matching support must be in cash. The two priority areas include creating sustainable solutions for the access to and consumption of healthy foods and/or built environments that promote physical activity. Learn more