SRTS Student & First Year Practitioner Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Recipients: Lauren Brumwell (University of Mount Olive), Elizabeth Murphy (Clemson), Amina Chaudry (University of North Carolina-Greensboro),  Abbey Green (Georgia Southern University), Peter Siragusa (First Year Practitioner), Johnny Tsui (First Year Practitioner)

SRTS offers scholarships for students and first year practitioners.  The scholarship is intended to allow students and first year practitioners the opportunity to gain professional knowledge in symposium sessions, and make valuable connections with practitioners. 

The scholarships are working scholarships.  Those who receive scholarships will assist with various aspects of administering the Symposium.  SRTS believes this experience will further enhance the scholar’s competencies. 

The scholarship WILL provide complimentary registration and housing.  The scholarship does NOT cover meals and transportation.  

Please have application and supportive paperwork submitted to Laurence Evans, CTRS, Chair-Elect at by February 6, 2018.  Those selected for scholarships will be notified by February 28,2018.

SRTS Scholarship Application


The Klein & Conoly Scholarship

The Klein & Conoly Scholarship originated with the 2018 Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium in honor of Amy’s father Bill Klein and Jason’s mother Fran Conoly.  Bill Klein was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Fran Conoly was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, both at much too early an age.  The families agree that programmatic interventions are a better approach over psychotropic medications for people living with dementia and would like to assist Recreation Therapy students and first year practitioners interested in working in dementia care or geri-psych.

The purpose of the Klein & Conoly Scholarship is to award $500.00 to the selected candidate for SRTS Conference registration and to assist with hotel/travel expenses.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed at least one of the following:

  • Completed dementia care or geri-psych practicum
  • Currently completing dementia care or geri-psych internship
  • A first-year practitioner working with dementia care or within the geri-psych population

All applications are due by February 6th. Thank you for applying.

Klein & Conoly Scholarship Application