NOLS and PRT Faculty and Staff Quasi Scholarship
The NOLS and PRT Faculty and Staff Quasi Scholarship recognizes a talented graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism who will use a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course to enhance their academic experience and advance toward their career goals. Applicants must provide an essay describing how the NOLS course will contribute to her/his career and/or academic plan, discussing personal traits and skills that the student will contribute to the NOLS course in order to improve it. Applicants must also include analysis of relevant concepts and skills learned in Parks, Recreation and Tourism classes, and outdoor experiential learning and education classes that apply to their probable success in the NOLS course. Need and merit may be used in the selection process. Receipt of the award is contingent upon acceptance into an appropriate NOLS course. Recipient must complete the NOLS course within one calendar year of the award. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolment and meet with the faculty NOLS Advisor upon receiving this award.
About the award:
This combined scholarship is made possible through contributions of the faculty and staff of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and through a fund created by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
As part of our partnership, NOLS and PRT faculty and staff have created a scholarship to recognize a talented graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who will use a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course to enhance their academic experience and advance toward their career goals. The endowed scholarship fund at the U (created through contributions from PRT faculty and from NOLS) covers $800 (an amount which may rise as the endowment grows) toward the annual recipient’s tuition, while NOLS covers the remaining tuition up to $4500. This scholarship is awarded to one PRT student annually, and the deadline for the student to enroll in a summer NOLS course is May 1.