Scholarships for PRHA Majors

For Freshmen

Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.


For Current Students

Hospitality Administration

Bird’s Hospitality Inn, Inc. / Huie Bird Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Huie Bird and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Conway, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope or Yell County. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in the next semester in RP 4116 Internship or HA 4116 Internship to be eligible. A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from professionals in the hospitality industry should be included with the application, as well as an official college transcript.

Chartwells Hospitality Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a full-time, Hospitality major. Students must have successfully completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and have an interest in food service. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or industry representative, a one page biography or resume, an unofficial transcript, and a letter detailing their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship should be submitted by students wishing to be considered for this scholarship.

Feltner Kirkpatrick Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a student who is pursuing a course of study that has ties to the food service or hospitality industry, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have a minimum ACT score of 20 or higher.

Renee Walters/Julia Williams Memorial Scholarship

Recipients will be selected each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in Hospitality Administration, are currently enrolled in HA 4116, have successfully completed HA 4001, and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students wishing to be considered must submit a letter of recommendation from a professional contact currently working in the field of Hospitality Administration and a letter of application of at least one page in length outlining their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship.

Recreation and Parks

Bird’s Hospitality Inn, Inc. / Huie Bird Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Huie Bird and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Conway, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope or Yell County. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in the next semester in RP 4116 Internship or HA 4116 Internship to be eligible. A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from professionals in the hospitality industry should be included with the application, as well as an official college transcript.

Belinda Byrns Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in memory of Belinda Byrns and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a full-time Recreation and Parks major, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher, submit a resume and an applicant letter explaining why he or she deserves the scholarship, educational and professional goals, and summarize professional experience. One letter of recommendation from a professional in the Recreation and Parks profession who is not a full-time or adjunct ATU Recreation and Parks faculty member is also required. Recipient must reapply each year for the scholarship.

Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal. 

TAKAHIK / Gary Hodges Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the TAKAHIK hiking club in memory of Gary Hodges and will be awarded each year funds are available.  Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Recreation and Park Administration.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship is for one academic year and is not renewable for the subsequent year. 

Yell County Wildlife Federation Scholarship

A $500 scholarship award will be granted each spring that funds are available. The recipient will be a second-semester freshman or higher in classification with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife or Parks and Recreation and demonstrated financial need. Recipient selection in order of preference will be: (1) a Fisheries and Wildlife major from Yell County, (2) a Parks and Recreation major from Yell County, (3) any qualified Fisheries and Wildlife major, (4) any qualified Parks and Recreation major. If no qualified student is identified from the specific preference categories listed above, the scholarship funds will be carried forward to the following year. The recipient must attend the January Federation meeting to have a picture made receiving the scholarship.

 

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