2018 Scholarship Recipients

Annually, the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association awards scholarships to promising students who are majoring in a South Dakota college and university with parks and recreation emphasis. 

Congratulations to the 2018 SDPRA scholarship recipients!

  • Kiley Foss, Hampton, Minn.
    Sports and Recreation Management, South Dakota State University
  • Isabel Litzen, Aberdeen, SD
    Outdoor Education, Black Hills State University

Kiley Foss and Isabel Litzen each received a $2,000 scholarship, presented by Treasurer Josh Cleveland.

Kiley Foss, of Hampton, Minn., and Isabel Litzen, of Aberdeen, SD, have been named the recipients of $2,000 scholarships presented by the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association (SDPRA). 

“It is not an easy process for the review committee to narrow down to the final two recipients because we had many outstanding applications this year,” said Stella Liu, Scholarship Chair for the association. “They are the young generation of parks and recreation professionals. I have faith they will do great things in the field.”

Foss is a junior at South Dakota State University (SDSU), majoring in sport and recreation management. She has been a leader for the Sport and Recreation Club at SDSU, student representative for the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association, and a research assistant for various community involvement projects. Her parents are Brian and Larissa Foss of Hampton, Minn.

Litzen is a junior at Black Hills State University (BHSU), majoring in outdoor education. She has been a staff writer and fact-checker for the BHSU collegiate newspaper, secretary of BHSU Sustainability Club, and Wylie Park Employee of the Month. Her parents are Bill and Stephanie Litzen of Aberdeen, SD.

The students were recognized in October at South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association’s annual conference in Brookings.