Rebecca E. Barry Endowed Scholarship

The Rebecca E. Barry Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a deserving PhD student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The recipient will have a record of academic performance and service, have the respect of his or her professors, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has a strong aptitude for and interest in environmental interpretation. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
About the award:
Dr. Rebecca E. Barry earned her doctorate from the University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2000. Dr. Barry is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. She teaches the history of wilderness, environmental interpretation, history and philosophy of leisure, and research and evaluation. Her research has focused on outdoor recreation visitor management: specifically, getting people to clean up after their dogs. She speaks Russian and French.