DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, SPORT AND TOURISM 2017-2018 STUDENT AWARDS

The College of Applied Health Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of the 2017-2018 awards for students majoring in the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. The monetary value of the awards ranges from $500 to $1,000.  All awards will be presented at the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism’s Awards Program to be held on April 6, 2018. Recipients are requested to attend this event.  Information describing each award and the eligibility criteria is listed below.

Applications are no longer being accepted. Thanks to all those who applied.

Undergraduate Student Awards

The Margaret K. and Edward W. Harvey Scholarship in Recreation and Parks is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism who has been a resident of the State of Illinois for at least one year prior to his/her selection. Preference will be given to a student specializing in parks and recreation management and who wants to pursue a career in parks and recreation in the state of Illinois. ($1000)

The Mary and Duke Regnier Scholarship will be presented to two RST students who are in good standing and demonstrate need for financial assistance. Duke Regnier served as the first and only director of the Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Rural Recreation Section. He is especially remembered for his warm and engaging personality and his innovative work in helping communities across Illinois plan recreation programs. (There are 2 awards of $500 each that may be given to either graduate or undergraduate students)

The Allen V. Sapora Research Grant (for Undergraduate Research) is awarded to an undergraduate student in the department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism to support original research being undertaken by that student that is not simply a class project. ($500)

The Chicago Knight Life Charities Scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student majoring in Recreation, Sport and Tourism who has demonstrated outstanding academic ability, entrepreneurial drive and spirit, RST community involvement, and potential as a future RST professional. (There are 2 awards of $750 each.)

The Charles K. Brightbill Memorial Scholarship is the highest award given to an undergraduate student in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. It is awarded to a senior RST major who has demonstrated outstanding academic merit. The award is given to honor Charles K. Brightbill who was a faculty member and department head here and is regarded as one of the prominent statesmen of the early recreation movement. ($1000)

 

Graduate Student Awards

The Christine Ziebarth Howe Graduate Student Award is awarded to recognize a doctoral student who demonstrates academic and research excellence. Financial need or “extenuating circumstances” may also be considered as criteria for selecting the award recipient. ($1,000)

The Allen V. Sapora Research Grant (for Graduate Student Research) will be awarded to two graduate students in the department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism to support original research not undertaken as a class project. This does not have to be dissertation/thesis research; it can be any research project for which the student has a leadership role. (There are 2 awards of $750 Master’s student and $1,000 Doctoral student that can be given to either Master’s or Doctoral students)

The Charles K. Brightbill Memorial Scholarship is the highest award given to a graduate student in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. It is awarded to a Recreation, Sport and Tourism graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic merit. The award is given to honor Charles K. Brightbill who was a faculty member and department head here and is regarded as one of the prominent statesmen of the early recreation movement. ($1,000)

The Mary and Duke Regnier Scholarship will be presented to two RST students who are in good standing and demonstrate financial need. Duke Regnier served as the first and only director of the Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, Rural Recreation Section. He is especially remembered for his warm and engaging personality and his innovative work in helping communities across Illinois plan recreation programs. ($500)

Applications are no longer being accepted. Thanks to all those who applied.