Gamma Chapter Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Women in Leisure Services, Gamma Chapter, is proud to offer a Student Scholarship Program and Grant Program to assist in the development of women in the field of recreation and leisure services.

The Student Scholarship Program provide support and recognition to women for their personal and professional service. Professional and student scholarships will be awarded based upon the qualifications of the applicant, as determined by the Scholarship/Grant Committee.

The Professional Recognition Grant Program is to provide financial support to women that seek assistance in attending innovative trainings and enriching network opportunities, or to become a NEW member of the Gamma Chapter.

Professional Development Grant Program

    The Women in Leisure Services, Gamma Chapter is proud to offer a grant program to provide financial support to women who seek assistance in attending educational trainings, networking opportunities, or becoming a new Gamma Chapter member. Grants will be awarded based upon the qualifications of the applicant, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.


  • Applicant must either be an active member of WILS-Gamma Chapter, or applying for funds to cover the cost of a new or returning Gamma membership that has been expired for over a year. Members serving on the scholarship committee may not submit applications for grant funding.
  • Applicant must be employed in a full-time or part-time capacity in the field of Recreation and Leisure Services, or a closely related field within the Gamma Chapter boundaries (Los Angeles/Orange/San Bernardino/Riverside Counties).
  • Applicant must submit a completed Professional Development Grant Application, Professional Resume, and one (1) Gamma Chapter Recommendation Form completed by a supervisor or professional reference.
  • Grants will be awarded throughout the year. Only one grant or student scholarship may be awarded per member, per fiscal year (June 1 – May 31).


CLICK HERE for the Grant Application
CLICK HERE for the Grant Recommendation Form

Student Scholarship

  • Applicant must live, work, or attend school in the Gamma Chapter boundaries (Los Angeles/Orange/San Bernardino/Riverside Counties).
  • Applicant must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Human Services, Public Administration, or any closely related field at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must maintain a full-time student status or 12 semester units or more (or quarter equivalent) OR a part-time status of 6 semester units or more (or quarter equivalent) and working a minimum or 10 hours a week. Graduate students must maintain 9 semester units for full-time student status OR 3 semester units and be working a minimum of 10 hours per week for part-time status.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Minimum or one (1) year experience in a paid or volunteer municipal recreation setting


CLICK HERE for the Student Scholarship Application

CPRS District 10 Scholarship & Aging Section Scholarship



California Foundation for Parks and Recreation - Annually awards scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies and closely related fields, throughout the state of California. Award amounts are generally between $1000 and $2000. Membership in CPRS is NOT a requirement for the CFPR Scholarship, though it is highly recommended.


There are currently no scholarships available at this time.

Awards

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