College of Health

PRT Scholarships

For All PRT Students

A. Joseph and Holly Arave Endowed Scholarship in Outdoor Recreation Ethics

The A. Joseph and Holly Arave Endowed Scholarship in Outdoor Recreation Ethics awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who demonstrates an enduring interest in, and commitment to, furthering outdoor recreation ethics, as well as academic achievement and financial need. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

About the Award

This award honors the memory of Dr. Joseph (Joe) Arave, a graduate of Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation’s doctoral program, and associate professor, interim department chair and associate department chair from 1996 to 2011. Originally from Virginia, Joe was an avid outdoorsman whose passion for nature and gardening was only outweighed by his love for his family and faith. He left a legacy of being an excellent team player and will be remembered for his commitment to the Department. This award also honors Holly Arave, who supported Joe throughout his career and shared his love for the outdoors and his concern for students.

Alta Endowed Scholarship

The Alta Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation whose emphasis area is Commercial Recreation or Sustainable Tourism. The recipient will have experience in the field, and be actively involved in a professional parks, recreation, tourism and/or leisure organization at the local, state, regional and/or national level. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in sustainable tourism, a commitment to the natural environment and a concern for those living nearby, and be in financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applications must include a personal statement.

About the Award

The Alta Endowed Scholarship was created in 1998 by Mr. Peter Quinney Lawson in honor of his grandfather, Mr. S. J. (Joe) Quinney, whose philosophy is embodied in the Alta Ski Resort today. Mr. Lawson graduated from the Department in 1980 with an emphasis in Commercial Recreation. Mr. Lawson wore many hats at Alta: He drove snow cats, worked ski patrol, accumulated and preserved 40 years of avalanche research, worked in marketing and served as Assistant General Manager. Mr. Lawson has served on the Alta City Council, on the Advisory Council for the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University and on the National Native American Seed Board. He continues to serve the cause of conservation through philanthropic work in Utah.

Catherine Moon Hickman Therapeutic Recreation Endowed Scholarship

The Catherine Moon Hickman Therapeutic Recreation Endowed Scholarship is awarded to deserving graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism who have excelled academically and demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to graduate students who are pursuing research in Therapeutic Recreation. Applicants should be actively involved in the field with a willingness to pursue new challenges in Therapeutic Recreation and a willingness to work in a clinical or institutional setting. Applicants should display enthusiasm toward working with people who are in need of special recreation services. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

About the Award

The scholarship was established in 1997 by Steven R. and Catherine Moon Hickman. Dr. Catherine Moon Hickman earned her Doctorate in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Utah in 1992.

Dianne Nelson Binger Memorial Scholarship

The Dianne Nelson Binger Memorial Scholarship awards an outstanding female, graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation.

About the Award

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau in memory of Dianne Nelson Binger. Dianne served at the Bureau for 18 years, where she progressed from Convention Sales Director to Vice President, to Senior Vice President and, in 2001, President and CEO. She promoted Salt Lake City and Utah as a travel destination and knew the tremendous cultural and economic value that tourism brings. Diane took great efforts to mentor the careers of people around her, and nothing pleased her more than seeing their achievements.

Don B. Hutchison Endowed Scholarship

The Don B. Hutchison Endowed Scholarship awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. In addition to demonstrating high academic achievement, the recipient will also be in financial need. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

About the Award

This scholarship was established in 2007 in the name of Donald B. Hutchison. The scholarship fund awards one student per year in each of the College of Health’s departments/divisions.

Dr. Linn R. Rockwood Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Linn R. Rockwood Endowed Scholarship awards an outstanding student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, with priority going to graduate students who are doing thesis and dissertation research. The scholarship is based on scholarly merit and financial need. Applicants must include a professional paper based on recent research and theory in the field of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

About the Award

The scholarship was established in 1994 by Dr. Linn R. Rockwood, Professor Emeritus in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Linn earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Utah in 1967. His involvement in the field of parks and recreation spanned four decades. He was Superintendent of Recreation and Director of Parks and Recreation for Provo City, a popular sports broadcaster and Chair of the Recreation Division (now Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation) of the University of Utah from 1968 to 1972. A sterling example of the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle, Linn was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010 for his achievements in tennis.

Elliott M. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 1998 by Mrs. Judy Wolfe in recognition of her husband and her family’s involvement in the outdoor recreation retail industry. Elliott loved the out of doors and all that it represented. The Wolfe family owned a chain of successful sporting goods stores in Utah for many years. The Elliott M. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who demonstrates academic excellence as well as financial need. The recipient will demonstrate a commitment to promoting active lifestyles in sports and/or outdoor recreation to the public through the delivery of leisure services. Applicants must provide evidence of an active lifestyle. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a minimum of 15 credit hours in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation.

About the Award

The scholarship was established in 1998 by Mrs. Judy Wolfe in recognition of her husband and her family’s involvement in the outdoor recreation retail industry. Elliott loved the out of doors and all that it represented. The Wolfe family owned a chain of successful sporting goods stores in Utah for many years.

Gayle Richards Lawrence Endowed Scholarship

The Gayle Richards Lawrence Endowed Scholarship awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. In addition to demonstrating high academic achievement, the recipient will also be in financial need. Applicants should be actively involved in a professional parks, recreation, tourism and/or leisure organization at the local, state, regional and/or national level. Preference will be given to applicants who share characteristics with Ms. Lawrence, namely professionalism, warmth, kindness, congeniality, loyalty, dedication, perseverance, and caring towards and consideration for others. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

About the Award

This scholarship was established in 1998 by Gayle Richards Lawrence for students in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Gayle served as a secretary, executive secretary, administrative secretary and administrative assistant in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation for over fifteen years. She was known for her warmth, professionalism and consideration of others. Her dedication, perseverance and devotion to the students, faculty and staff was given freely and always with a smile.

G. Mitchell Morris Legacy Endowed Scholarship

The G. Mitchell Morris Legacy Endowed Scholarship recognizes an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. The recipient will have a record of academic excellence and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum of 15 credit hours in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation.

About the Award

This scholarship was established in 2001 by G. Mitchell Morris and June M. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Morris are noted for their humanitarian interests and compassionate natures. The couple created one of nation’s largest travel agencies, Morris Travel, and later, Morris Air, and they travelled extensively. At age 86, Mitch fulfilled his goal of visiting all seven continents when he visited Antarctica in 2006. The Morris’ legacy at the University of Utah includes the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Inspirational Student Award

The Inspirational Student Award goes to the undergraduate or graduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who inspires and encourages faculty, staff and fellow students; through academic achievement, overcoming personal adversity, compassion for others, and contribution to Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, College of Health and/or the University of Utah.

About the Award

This award is offered by Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation in recognition of students whose character and actions help others to gain a greater appreciation of life and community. Nominations are accepted through faculty and student nominations.

John and Dr. Kathi Cederquist Scholarship in Outdoor Recreation Leadership

The John and Dr. Kathi Cederquist Scholarship in Outdoor Recreation Leadership awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who demonstrates financial need. The applicants should show a commitment to the sustainable use of wild lands and waterways with a desire to preserve these resources for other living beings and for future generations of people; respect for the opinions of others and positive approaches to problem solving; and an interest in outdoor education or outdoor recreation as a career field. Applicants must submit a brief essay exploring these three elements. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Mr. and Mrs. Jagtar Singh Endowed Scholarship

About the Award

The award is in honor of John and Dr. Kathi Cederquist.

Mr. and Mrs. Jagtar Singh Endowed Scholarship

The Mr. and Mrs. Jagtar Singh Endowed Scholarship awards an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation with an emphasis in Commercial Recreation, Sustainable Tourism or Hospitality Management. The recipient will excel academically and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who display commitment and dedication to the profession, are hardworking, diligent, show perseverance and a desire to succeed, and have a strong potential to be a future leader or manager in the profession. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3. Graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.75.

About the Award

The scholarship was donated by Dr. Amrik Singh in honor of his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jagtar Singh. Dr. Singh obtained his Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure from the University of Utah and has been Assistant Professor at the Daniels College of Business School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at the University of Denver since 2006.

Kelly and Nathan Bricker Scholarship in Sustainable Tourism

The purpose of the Kelly and Nathan Bricker scholarship in sustainable tourism is to help a deserving undergraduate or graduate student in parks, recreation, and tourism complete their formal education. Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 in their undergraduate or graduate studies and demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in sustainable tourism. Additional selection criteria may include financial need and service in support of sustainable tourism.

About the Award

The department is excited to provide this is new scholarship. Established in the Fall of 2017, it will be awarded to its first graduate or undergraduate recipient in the Spring of 2018.

NOLS and PRT Faculty and Staff Quasi Scholarship

The NOLS and PRT Faculty and Staff Quasi Scholarship recognizes a talented graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation who will use a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course to enhance their academic experience and advance toward their career goals. Applicants must provide an essay describing how the NOLS course will contribute to her/his career and/or academic plan, discussing personal traits and skills that the student will contribute to the NOLS course in order to improve it. Applicants must also include analysis of relevant concepts and skills learned in Parks, Recreation and Tourism classes, and outdoor experiential learning and education classes that apply to their probable success in the NOLS course. Need and merit may be used in the selection process. Receipt of the award is contingent upon acceptance into an appropriate NOLS course. Recipient must complete the NOLS course within one calendar year of the award. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrollment in two to six credits in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (undergraduate students: PRT 3040, 3041,3042 or 3043; graduate students: PRT 6043, 6050, 6051, 6052 or 6054).

About the Award

This combined scholarship is made possible through contributions of the faculty and staff of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and through a fund created by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

PRT Memorial Quasi Scholarship

The PRT Memorial Quasi Scholarship is presented to outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. The recipient must display a commitment and dedication to the profession. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Graduate applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.

About the Award

The scholarship was created in 2004 by faculty and staff in Parks, Recreation and Tourism within the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation in loving memory of lost loved ones.