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Larry Heeb Scholarship Form

Applications will be accepted for scholarship funding support (registration, travel costs) to attend any local, regional or national park and recreation related educational training event. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide support to member professionals who have limited financial resources for training and have a desire to enhance their education. Awarded Scholarships will be based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicants’ job, financial need, contributions of the applicant to his/her community and to KRPA.

The Scholarship Committee will make all final decisions and determine the scholarship award total. There is no limit on the number of educational events that a member is eligible to apply for during the year, but priority will be given to individuals who have not received a previous scholarship. If chosen, receipts for reimbursements are due within 60 days of event.


  • 1. Any applicant for the Larry Heeb Professional Development Scholarship must be a current professional member of KRPA.
  • 2. Letter of recommendation from current supervisor
  • 3. An explanation of financial need, verified in writing by the department director, or in the case of the applicant being the director, verification by the director’s immediate supervisor.
  • 4. An explanation of the benefits to be received by attending this conference, workshop, seminar or school. Why is it important to the applicant personally?
  • Additional Criteria (1-5 points awarded with 5 being the highest): 1. Contributions to the applicant’s job and to his/her community 2. Demonstrated contributions to KRPA (such as involvement on committees, boards, etc) 3. Participant summary: explanation of the benefits to be received by attending this conference, workshop, seminar or school 4. Education opportunity is a continuation of a previous program attended. 5. Applicant holds a professional certification (if yes – 1 bonus point)

Reimbursement Process: A typed summary and evaluation of the educational opportunity (no more than two pages) and a copy of a signed CEU form is required prior to reimbursement. The summary shall be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for review.

If you have any questions regarding any part of this nomination form, how to complete the form, or the requirements for its submission, please contact the KRPA office via email, amanda@krpa.org, subject: scholarship form

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