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OPRA Foundation Scholarship 2024

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation offers scholarships for tuition to students majoring in recreation, parks, and leisure studies throughout Ohio each year. The scholarships are categorized into three categories:

  • The Don Schmidt Scholarship for students majoring in parks/law enforcement;
  • The Jody Stowers Scholarship for students in parks and recreation that exemplify the future of our profession.
  • The John McComb Scholarship for students majoring in all aspects of recreation (park operations, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, commercial recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, community recreation, recreation management, aquatic management, non-profit recreation management, sports management and leisure studies).

OPRA Foundation Scholarship 2024 – Overview

Scholarship NameOPRA Foundation Scholarship
Application Open DateFebruary 1, 2024
Application DeadlineMay 3, 2024
CategoryScholarships in USA
Winners 2
Scholarship Amount$1,000
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Eligibility Criteria And Qualifications

  • Must have a declared major in a relevant degree program at a college or university in Ohio; and/or the applicant must be a resident of Ohio.
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in courses that add up to a minimum of 30 credit hours and at least 12 credit hours in their major (Grad Students must have at least 9 credit hours in their major). 
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA in their major and an overall, cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Application Process

Completed applications must be submitted by May 3, 2024.

Selection Process

These scholarships will be provided based on three criteria: (1) Resume (2) Essay (3) Professional References.


What is the application deadline?

May 3, 2024.

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