Professional Development (currently closed)

The Association has created a scholarship platform to invest within its members. Each year, based upon funding, IPRA will empower its professional members through national training, in-state training, and professional development experiences

Beginning in autumn 2018, $2,250 will be awarded to advance the profession. Recipients will be announced during 2019 Conference luncheon. In a nutshell, here’s the opportunity to grow one’s self, agency, community, and profession.

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Professional Development (currently open)

Students (both professionals and college/university) must have at least one semester of schooling left before they are to graduate. Applicants should be attending an Iowa university, college, community college, or originally from Iowa attending an out of state institution. Finally, all applicants must be a current IPRA student member ($20) of professional member.

Two higher education scholarships are available.

USA Softball-Iowa (value $750) - traditional and non-traditional students not employed as full-time parks and recreation professionals.

Musco/Outdoor Recreation Products (value $750) - IPRA members in good standing who are a practitioner in pursuance of undergraduate or graduate study or professional certification in the field of parks and recreation.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Complete an official IPRA scholarship application form
  • Noon, Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Minimum of one semester or summer term left to complete when the scholarship is awarded
  • Be a current student member of Iowa Parks and Recreation Association

The scholarship committee will review the accompanying one page cover sheet

Aforementioned are subject to change

Scholarship Presentations

Recipient is encouraged to attend the IPRA "Best of the Best" Awards Banquet to be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines on the evening of Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

For more information, please contact Steven Jordison, CEO, Iowa Parks and Recreation Association, or 515-291-4917