RPTS Conference Application Form
Complete the form below to apply for funding to help you attend a professional conference. Students will be expected to pay for all organization membership fees & meals. Students selected for financial assistance (via this application process) may receive partial or full funding for travel, lodging and/or registration. The degree of assistance will depend on costs, budgets and the number of students seeking funding. The department will not pay registration fees for those conferences which offer to waive registration fees in exchange for volunteer hours (students are expected to volunteer; this often provides good networking opportunities). Instructors of RPTS courses in which the applicant is currently enrolled will be asked to assess the readiness of the student to miss classes and benefit from conference participation. Check this website and the sponsoring organization's website for details on specific conferences:
Thank you for your interest in applying for the RPTS Conference Scholarship. Please read the list of important dates and deadlines below. We wish you the best of luck with your application process!
Please select the conference you are interested in attending
NRPA: National Recreation and Park Association - Sept. 26-28, 2017 (New Orleans, LA); application due May 30, 2017
TTIA: Texas Travel Industry Association - Oct. 2-4, 2017 (Arlington, TX); application due May 30, 2017
Strengthening Youth and Families - Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017 (Georgetown, TX); application due Sept. 15, 2017
RCRA: Resort and Commercial Recreation Association - November 11-14, 2017 (Sunriver, OR); application due Sept. 15, 2017
ESPA: Event Services Professionals Association - Jan. 5-7, 2018 (Nashville, TN); application due Nov. 1, 2017
ACA: American Camp Association - Feb. 20-23, 20198 (Orlando, FL); application due Dec. 1, 2017
TRAPS: Texas Recreation and Parks Society - Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2018 (Waco, TX); application due Dec. 1, 2017
Conference of Experience Design & Management - April 4-6, 2018 (Provo, UT); application due Feb. 1, 2018
Submit applications by 5 PM on the date indicated above.
Applicants will be informed of selections via email.
First and last name
Emergency Contact (name, relationship to you, and phone number)
RPTS Emphasis & Career Direction:
Current TAMU GPA
Current RPTS GPA
Expected Graduation Date
List all courses in which you are currently enrolled and the instructor’s name for each course
Please select one or more that apply.
I am only able to attend if my travel is paid for
I am only able to attend if my hotel is paid for
I am only able to attend if my registration is paid for
I potentially/probably will attend regardless of whether or not I receive a scholarship, but financial aid would greatly relieve the financial burden of attending the conference
What are you hoping to get from your conference experience?
Why do you deserve to be awarded a RPTS Conference Scholarship?
*Optional Question* Explain the importance of RPTS in today's society OR What are the most important issues RPTS is facing today?
I hereby achowekdge that if I am awarded the RPTS Conference Scholarship I will attend the conference specified in my application. If I am unable to attend said conference I will notify the RPTS Aggie REPS immediately. Please type your signature and date below
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