SRTS Student & First Year Practitioner Working Scholarships

The Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium (SRTS), Inc. is excited to offer scholarships for the Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium to be held April 5-April 7, 2023 in breathtaking Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The theme for this year’s symposium is “A Mountain of Ideas for a World of Opportunity in Recreational Therapy”. In addition to the student scholarships, SRTS is pleased to again offer a scholarship for first-year practitioners.

The scholarships are intended to make the Symposium available to those students and first-year practitioners who 1) have a need for financial assistance, and 2) demonstrate potential to use the knowledge gained to enhance professional practice.  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 student’s or the practitioner’s professional competencies.  The scholarships will provide complimentary registration and housing, but will not cover meals (except any included in the registration) or transportation.

Please distribute this information to those who may be interested and may benefit from this opportunity. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2023. Those selected for the scholarships will be notified by February 28, 2023. Click the link below to submit your application.

The Klein & Conoly Scholarship

*Applications for this scholarship are postponed at this time. 

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 1st. Thank you for applying.

Klein & Conoly Scholarship Application