Accepting applications for New Pro. Conference Scholarship

New Professional Conference Scholarship – Accepting Applications

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals is proud to introduce the New Professional Conference Scholarship for the 2015 National Outdoor Recreation Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, from April 12-16.

Conference attendees represent international, federal, state, local and regional government agencies as well as universities, the private sector and non-profit agencies. This conference is a premier opportunity for new professionals to present their work, learn about best practices and network with professionals engaged in the management, planning, research and administration of outdoor recreation opportunities.

SORP will award at least four New Professional Conference Scholarships in 2015. Applicants should be employed in the outdoor recreation profession and have completed an outdoor recreation degree within the last five years or be under 35 years of age.

A scholarship valued at $1,010 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient, which includes a $500 check to help with lodging and travel-related expenses. The remaining $510 is the value of the conference registration and a one-year individual membership to SORP.

Applicants are encouraged to ask their agency/organization for supporting funds to supplement SORP’s New Professional Conference Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the SORP portion of the conference from Monday afternoon through Thursday; however, scholarship registration does include the full conference starting on Sunday afternoon with the Northeastern Recreation Research program.

Applicants do not need to be current SORP members.

Applications must be received by Sunday, February 15, 2015, Midnight ET. Applicants will be notified by email no later than March 6, 2015.

For more information:

Brenda Adams-Weyant
Association Manager
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
PO Box 221
Marienville, PA 16239
(814) 927-8212
(814) 927-6659 FAX