Dan and Sheryl Yoder Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Scholarship
Dr. Dan Yoder was a professor in the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration (RPTA) program for 24 years, beginning in 1994. Prior to joining WIU, Dr. Yoder served in capacities in youth leadership, outdoor recreation and parks administration. Dr. Yoder was a leader in his field in the areas of ethics in parks and recreation administration. Dr. Yoder was an educator, mentor and expert in the field. Sheryl Yoder was a mental health counselor who helped thousands of young people over her 30 year career. Both believed in giving back to the organizations and communities that gave them so much.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration major
3.0 GPA or above
Applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours
Transfer students may apply
Applicants must complete an essay based on the question provided below.
TERMS: Award is to be applied directly to the recipient’s student account, separated equally between the fall and spring semesters.
Award amount will be determined by the annual interest rate on the endowment. In any year in which there are no qualified applicants, income may be accumulated or reinvested in the endowment at the discretion of the administrator of the fund.
Recipients will be selected by the RPTA Scholarship Committee, with decisions made in the spring term for the following academic year.
Applicants must submit a one-page minimum essay answering the following question: What led you to your decision of a career in recreation, park and tourism administration? How will you give back to others through your personal life and career?
INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration Department
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:
IS THIS AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE?