Dr. Lin R. Rockwood Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Linn Rockwood Scholarship is awarded on the basis of a paper competition. The paper is to be an original composition for the purpose of the scholarship. That is, previously written work, such a papers written for a grade in a class, previous publication, or papers with multiple authors, etc. are not eligible. A wide variety of genres are welcome. Examples might include research papers, literature reviews, thought-provoking essays, etc. Topics are wide open, but must be related to the field of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. The standard to which students should write is that the paper should be suitable for publication. The papers will be judged by a panel of two Graduate Faculty from the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program within Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation and one Graduate Faculty from another academic program or department on campus.
About the award:
The scholarship was established in 1994 by Dr. Linn R. Rockwood, Professor Emeritus in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Linn earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Utah in 1967. His involvement in the field of parks and recreation spanned four decades. He was Superintendent of Recreation and Director of Parks and Recreation for Provo City, a popular sports broadcaster and Chair of the Recreation Division (now Parks, Recreation and Tourism) of the University of Utah from 1968 to 1972. A sterling example of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle, Linn was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010 for his achievements in tennis.