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Dear NJ/EPA TRA Student Member, August 11, 2012 The NJ/EPA Therapeutic Recreation Association is offering two student scholarships for our 15 th Annual Fall Conference, “RECreation Revolution”, on November 8th and 9th, 2012 at the NJ Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. The recipients of the NJ/EPA 2011 Fall Conference student scholarship will be entitled to full conference registration free of charge, as well as shared accommodations on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Full conference registration includes attendance at all workshops, conference/educational materials, parking, meals and snacks during the conference. To be eligible for this professional scholarship the applicant must be a student member of NJ/EPA TRA and a full time student in Therapeutic Recreation at an accredited university. Memberships run from January to December and applications are available for download at http://njepa-tra.com/membership.htm. Throughout the conference the student scholars will be expected to assist in a volunteer capacity as needed. Following the conference the student scholarship recipients will be expected to engage in the following acts: 1. Provide support via NJ/EPA TRA committee involvement in 2011-2012. 2. Submit a newsletter article that highlights his/her conference experience and how he/she has benefited from your involvement with NJ/EPA TRA over the 2012-2013 year. Applicants must submit the following: 1. A copy of their student identification card 2. A 300 word essay exploring the role and importance of TR professional organizations, the importance of an individual’s involvement to a TR professional organization, and what you hope to attain from your experience if chosen for this scholarship opportunity. 3. Application Form (see attached) Sincerely, Kaylee McGuire, 2012 Volunteer and Scholarship Coordinator Student Scholarship Application NJ/EPA TRA 2012 Fall Conference Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _________________________________________________________________ E-mail Address: _________________________________________________________________ School: ________________________________________________________________________ Expected Graduation Year: ___________________________________________________________________ TR Areas of Interest (i.e. pediatrics, rehabilitation, mental health, etc): _________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you a member of NJ/EPA TRA? (Please italicize & BOLD) YES NO Are you a member of ATRA? YES NO Have you previously attended a NJ/EPA TRA Conference? YES NO If yes, which one(s) ___________________________________________________________ Please complete this application and send it via e-mail along with your 300 word essay to Kaylee McGuire at Kem3058@yahoo.com* All applications must be received no later than September 30, 2012 *The selected scholarship recipient will be required to send a copy of their student identification card to the scholarship coordinator prior to the conference.
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