2022 Pottsie Scholarship
closed March 25, 2022
The AAPRA commits to promote, nourish, and embody an inclusive and equitable environment, strengthen our commitment to promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, combat systemic and structural racism, and promote a culture of equality for all, through our knowledge advancement, research, education, and scholarly efforts.
A message from
Cleveland Metroparks, OH
One of four 2021 Pottsie Scholarship recipients
"NRPA Directors School was amazing. I met many new colleagues, and learned many new strategies to assist my parks and recreation department and in general throughout Oregon and the U.S.'' Jeanne Sprague, 2020 Pottsie Scholarship Winner
Lincoln City Parks & Recreation
Lincoln City, OR
Jeanne Sprague's video thanking the Academy Foundation
The American Parks & Recreation Foundation is sponsoring scholarships to cover tuition only for first-year students at the 2022 NRPA Directors School which will be held August 14-18, 2022 in Oak Brook, Il. The two-year Directors School program is designed to prepare new and potential directors for the challenges of leading and managing effectively.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 “Pottsie” Leadership Development Scholarships, which honors the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s former Executive Director, John C. Potts. Your nomination must be supported by a current member of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration or by a graduate of the Directors School. Eligible applicants must be a current member of NRPA.
The scholarship is intended to support professional-agency directors or superintendents or assistant/deputy directors and mid-level managers who desire to be agency directors. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership and management potential within their organizations toward their goal of being an agency director.
Scholarship awards will prioritize candidates:
To apply for a "Pottsie" scholarship, complete an on-line application no later than March 25, 2022.
Required Materials to be submitted through the online application:
2022 NRPA Directors School | August 14-18, 2021 | nrpa.org