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first-time ANNUAL conference attendee SCHOLARSHIP  

 

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association will be offering financial scholarships to students and current professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend the Annual ATRA Conference.  Scholarships up to $500 will be awarded to help cover the registration fees of attending the ATRA Annual Conference and travel and accommodation stipend.

 

  •  Scholarship recipients MUST be current ATRA members.  
  •  Scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds from donations and will vary each year.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a member of ATRA at time of application and be current when the conference takes place.
  • Be a first-time ATRA Annual Conference attendee (this requirement is not applicable to persons who attended a past conference as a student member or if over 5 years of time has elapsed since the professional has attended a conference)
  • Submit a completed application 
  • Demonstration of the benefits of professional development in your career path and how you can contribute to ATRA. 


APPLICATION PROCESS

Those interested must submit an online application, which includes answering four essay questions.

  1. Appropriateness of this educational opportunity related to the applicant's current position and/or educational goals and vision.
  2. Statement describing financial need
  3. Demonstrated contributions or proposed contributions to American Therapeutic Recreation Association (such as involvement in ATRA committees, board, etc.).
  4. Additional benefits of this professional development opportunity to the applicant 

HOW ARE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?

  • Recipients are selected by ATRA’s Diversity Committee
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to share their experience and what they have learned with others (approved submission to ATRA Newsletter, Social Media Committee). 
  • Scholarships are not renewable and a candidate may only receive this award once.
  • Recipients are required to attend all conference functions, and should plan travel accordingly.
  • If unable to accept the scholarship award and register for the conference within 2 weeks of notification, the scholarship recipient will forfeit his/her scholarship for that year, but may apply in subsequent years.
  • All scholarships are subject to available funds.
  • All award decisions from the ATRA Scholarship Committee are final.
  • Alternates may be selected in the event that a scholarship recipient decides not to accept the award.
  • Only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • ATRA reserves the right to eliminate from consideration incomplete applications without further notice to the applicant.

 

SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND GUIDELINES

  • Scholarship recipients are expected to share their experience and what they have learned with others (approved submission to ATRA Newsletter, Social Media Committee). 
  • Scholarships are not renewable and a candidate may only receive this award once.
  • Recipients are required to attend all conference functions, and should plan travel accordingly.
  • If unable to accept the scholarship award and register for the conference within 2 weeks of notification, the scholarship recipient will forfeit his/her scholarship for that year, but may apply in subsequent years.
  • All scholarships are subject to available funds.
  • All award decisions from the ATRA Scholarship Committee are final.
  • Alternates may be selected in the event that a scholarship recipient decides not to accept the award.
  • Only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • ATRA reserves the right to eliminate from consideration incomplete applications without further notice to the applicant.

 

Questions? Contact info@atra-online.com.

 









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