The scholarships and fellowships provide recipients with the opportunity to explore the operation of NRPA at our Annual Conference. A primary focus is to inspire future participation and leadership in NRPA and to develop professional contacts with leadership and members from around the nation. On an annual basis, four Young Professional Fellowships, two Student Scholarships and two Diversity Scholarships are awarded.

Submit Applications for the NRPA 2017 Fellowships and Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NRPA Fellowships and Scholarships. Please click on the link below for the official online submission form. A sample form for each application is also provided. Applications must be received by April 7.

Young Professional Fellowship Application   |   Sample

Student Scholarship Application   |   Sample

Diversity Scholarship Application   |   Sample


Recipients of the 2016 Fellowship and Scholarship Program

Diversity Scholarship

  • Reginald O. Davidson, Round Rock, TX
  • Alexis R. Moreno, Boulder, CO

Student Scholarship

  • Austin G. Barrett, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Taylor N. Witter, Illinois State University, Arlington Heights, IL

Young Professional Fellowship

  • Brian F. Bevacqua, Fairlee, VT
  • Richard W. Fink, II, Greenbelt, MD
  • Emily L. Hiatt, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Anthony T. Iracki, Milwaukee, WI

For additional information contact awards@nrpa.org.

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