Supervisors Management School Scholarship

2022 NRPA Supervisors Management School Scholarship

The American Parks & Recreation Foundation (Foundation), nonprofit philanthropic partner of the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration (Academy), is sponsoring scholarships to cover the tuition for two (2) first-year students to attend the National Recreation & Park Association’s 2022 Supervisors Management School, which will be held November 6-10 at the nationally acclaimed Oglebay National Training Center in Wheeling, WV. The Supervisors Management School is designed to prepare parks and recreation professionals to become a first-time supervisor or to sharpen the skills that will make you a more effective supervisor, manager, and leader.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Supervisors Management School scholarships

Your nomination must be supported by a current member of the Academy or by a graduate of the 2nd Year of the Supervisors Management School. Eligible applicants must be a current member of NRPA.

A Sampling of Session Topics in Year 1:

  • When to Lead When to Manage
  • Selecting & Keeping the Right Employee
  • Building Trust
  • Organizational Culture - Your Role, Your Responsibility
  • Creating a Motivating Work Environment and Empowering the employees you supervise

Scholarship awards will prioritize candidates:

  • From a minority population or any group that is underrepresented in the parks and recreation profession
  • From a parks and recreation agency that cannot pay a candidate’s tuition without a scholarship

To apply for a  scholarship, complete an on-line application no later than August 26, 2022.

Required materials to be submitted through the on-line application:

  • Letter of nomination from a Supervisors Management School Year 2 graduate or an Academy member
  • Letter from your parks and recreation agency or park district’s director that states why your organization is dependent on the scholarship to attend the 2022 Supervisors Management School
  • Letter describing your status as a member of a minority population or a group that is underrepresented in the parks and recreation profession.
  • Resume (not to exceed two pages)
  • Essay describing how attending the Supervisors Management School will help you achieve your professional development goal of becoming an effective supervisor, manager and leader (not to exceed 500 words)

2022 NRPA Supervisors Management School | November 6-10, 2022 |