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Student Professional Development Scholarship

Let Campus Recreation help you attend a professional development opportunity or attain advanced certifications!

Student employees can receive a maximum of $350 during the fiscal year (September 1-August 31). Examples of how funds can be used include:

  • Conference registration fees
  • Travel expenses (air fare, hotel, meals, mileage)
  • Certification fees (except for First Aid, CPR and AED)

For more info email victorhernandez@txstate.edu

Criteria

The following outlines the eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Students must be currently employed by Campus Recreation
  • Must be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours in the fall and spring semester unless the student is in the last semester of enrollment, or during the summer session with the stipulation that you are enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours in the following fall semester
  • Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Submit a resume with three references
  • Submit a 500-word essay on how this opportunity will benefit Campus Recreation or your educational experience
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a Campus Recreation professional staff

Application Guidelines

To request travel funds, the student should:

  • Download and complete the “Travel Funds-Request Form”
  • Submit all documents to Victor Hernandez at least 5 weeks prior to date of travel
  • The Scholarship Committee meet once a month to review applications (currently first Friday of the month)
  • If approved, all scholarship recipients must submit a 1-page paper or 1-minute video reflecting on the experience within 10 business days following the trip to be reimbursed.

 

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

8/23/2019 Dallas, TX Dallas Mania Fitness Convention
9/24/2019 Baltimore, MD National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference
10/5/2019 Chicago, IL Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference
10/20/2019 San Marcos, TX Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference
10/27/2019 Tulsa, OK NIRSA Region 4 and Student Lead On
11/7/2019 Anaheim, CA Society Women Engineers Conference
11/13/2019 Orlando, FL Athletic Business Conference
11/13/2019 Spokane, WA AORE & AEE Joint National Conference Annual Conference
2/3/2020 Nashville, TN American College Personnel Association Annual Conference
2/5/2020 Atlanta, GA National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students Conference
2/20/2020 Dover, DE NIRSA-Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference
2/24/2020 Galveston, TX Texas Recreation and Parks Society Annual Institute and Expo
3/28/2020 Austin, TX Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference
4/18/2020 Phoenix, AZ NIRSA Annual Conference
tba New Braunfels, TX Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Sport Management School
tba tba Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference Regional Conference

"I am so grateful for the generosity of Campus Rec in providing this scholarship and creating a whole program area to support its employees." - Campus Recreation Student Employee


"Having this flight paid for through this scholarship made my trip possible. I hope that I can bring what I learned at the conference back to our chapter to help it continue to grow!" - Campus Recreation Student Employee

Previous Student Scholarship Winners

Keith Roy Wilderness First Responder Certification Boulder, Colorado
John Tompkins Wilderness First Responder Certification Boulder, Colorado
Stephanie Hotchkiss American Society of Engineering Education Tampa, Florida
Emily Pulido NOLS: Wilderness First Aid Certification Course Pasadena, Texas
Giovannie Mendoza SCALE, The ASID National Student Summit New York, New York
Natalie Ownby Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota
Julio Alvarez Dallas Mania Fitness Pro Convention Dallas, Texas
Victoria Friedrich Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Sarah Jimenez Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Riley Zaehringer Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Rachel Henderson Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Olivia Bohuslav Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Nicole Carter Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Nicole Aubele Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Maggie Barnes Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Maddison Brewster Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Julio Alvarez Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Jayde Kurtz Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Hayden Matz Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Hannah Orange Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Genevieve Devlin Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Eddy Guevara Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Christian Lofton Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Charlie Rodriguez Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Ashley Dixson Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Annie Loyd Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Aaron Serrato Tex Fit Annual Conference Houston, Texas
Kimble Bridgeman American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Academy Houston, Texas
Maddie Hamill Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference Huntsville, Texas
Paul Ramdarass Dallas Mania Fitness Pro Convention Dallas, Texas
Quasadia Limbrick National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention Houston, Texas
Natalie Ownby Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania