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AWARDS

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Metropolitan New York Recreation & Park Society, Inc.
Awards & Scholarships 2012

AWARD OF THE YEAR: Mimi Fierle
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR: Nicholas Skirka
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Victor Popovsky
CORPORATE AWARD: Economy Crafts
VOLUNTEER AWARD: Jeanne P. Gurnis
STUDENT OF THE YEAR Stephen Sciame

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
LESTER RHOADS SCHOLARSHIP - Keisha Escoffery
DOUGLAS MAC ARTHUR MEHSERLE SCHOLARSHIP - Marguerite Zampin
THOMAS J. CARROLL SCHOLARSHIP - Adriana Grecco

 

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METROPOLITAN NEW YORK RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY, INC
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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Purpose:
To enable students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and superior performance in their academic program in Recreation And Leisure Studies and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to developing a career as a recreation/leisure services professional to continue pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Recreation/Leisure Services.

Eligibility:
1. Must be a member of METRO by at least March 1st of the year in which the award is given.

2. Must be a part-time or full-time student in a degree granting accredited program in Recreation And Leisure Studies in the New York City metropolitan area.
Part-time students shall have completed at least half of the Recreation courses required for their program (degree). The faculty member who is recommending the student/s will make the determination that the student has already made significant progress towards attaining the degree in the program.

3. Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in Recreation course work on standard 4.0 scale.

4. Must be available to attend METRO’s Annual Awards Banquet in the spring to accept the scholarship.

5. Must submit a complete application with supporting documents by the deadline date specified for the year in which you are applying.

Prior METRO Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Selection Criteria:
Qualified applicants will be selected based on the following:
1. Professional goals and interests
2. Participation in Recreation and Leisure Studies Clubs; Conferences; and/or Community Service Work or Civic Work - voluntary or paid
3. Financial need

Evaluation of the above, criteria will be based upon the following required documents:
• Complete application, including comprehensive essay
• Official College transcript showing current semester course work and course work completed to date; bursar’s receipt for the current semester, and
• Three (3) written recommendations - at least one of which shall be from the Director of Recreation/Leisure Services Program at the college or university in which the student is currently enrolled.


If you are interested in applying, please see or call one of the following:
• Prof. Michele Bracco (718) 368-5197/5831 Kingsborough Community College
• Dr. Robin Kunstler (718) 960-8589 Lehman College
• Dr. Gail Lamberta (631) 447-3200 St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY
(718) 636-6868 Brooklyn Campus
• Prof. Charles Alston (718) 289-5100 x 5147 Bronx Community College

Applications may be submitted anytime between February 1st and March 15th for the year in which you are applying. There are three METRO Student Scholarships available. The presentation of these monetary awards will take place at the Annual METRO Awards Dinner to be held in May of the year you apply.


METROPOLITAN NEW YORK RECREATION AND PARKS SOCIETY, INC. (METRO)
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

SECTION I

Name: ______________________________________

Address: ____________________________________

Phone: (Daytime) ________________________________
(Evening) ______________________________________

College Currently Attending: _______________________________________

Degree to be attained: A.A.S _____ M.S. or M.A. _____

B.S. or B.A. _____ Ph.D. or Ed.D. _____

Major: ________________________________________

Minor (if any): __________________________________

Anticipated Graduation Date: _____________________

Current G.P.A.: ____________


SECTION II

Please respond to the following questions in a brief and concise manner.

1. Please list past and present work experiences in the field of Recreation/Leisure Studies. Please indicate number of hours per week, paid or volunteer and length of experience. Field work internships done as part of the required course work for your degree can be included.
2. Please discuss any extra-curricular activity/ies you feel have contributed to your academic and professional development and why/how (i.e. Day Camp Counselor; Scouting; etc.)
3. On a separate sheet of paper, please write a brief essay describing your philosophy of Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation and your career goals and objectives. (Please do not exceed more than one typewritten page.)
4. Print and sign you full name and date the completed application.
5. Return the completed application with a transcript and recommendations no later than March 15th of the year you are applying. Send to:

Prof. Michele Bracco
Physical Education, Recreation & Recreation Therapy
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Room E – 115
Brooklyn, New York 11235

For more information or questions call Prof. Bracco at 718-368-5831

Applicants will be notified in the event that an application is received incomplete. Applicant/s will have five days to submit any omitted portion/s, otherwise they will be disqualified.

Deadline for receipt of all supporting documents (i.e. transcripts and letters of recommendation) is March 15th in the year for which you are applying.



 

 

 

 

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