Illinois Park District Internship 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. He was actively involved in the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association as well as the National Parks and Recreation Association. 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. Dr. Yoder, and his wife Sheryl, were advocates for experiential learning in the form of internships and recognized their value in preparing the future leaders in the parks and recreation field. This scholarship was established to aid students with their expenses associated with the completion of their required summer internship.
Recreation, Park and Tourism major completing their required internship at any Illinois Park District or municipal park and recreation department in Illinois.
3.0 or above GPA
Transfer students may apply
TERMS: Amount awarded will be based on the interest earned on the endowment. Award is to be applied in the semester during which the internship is being completed. Award should be applied directly to the recipient’s university account.
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.
Recipient will be selected by the RPTA Scholarship Committee.
INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:
IS THIS AWARD OR SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE?