Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
318
Days
June 1 2025
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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Commander Newell S. Rand Jr. Scholarship Program

Description

The Park Law Enforcement Association's Commander Newell S. Rand Jr. Scholarship Program was created to honor the memory of a pioneer in our field. The program is designed to provide a scholarship to person's pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Master's Degree in an accredited course of study relating to a career in some aspect of park operations. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited high school, or be enrolled in college or university. High school graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and applicants enrolled in college must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Once awarded, a recipient must maintain a 2.8 GPA each semester and remain a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship. Qualified candidates must be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study: Conservation Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice or Police Science; Natural Resource Management; Park Management or Administration; or any related degree that indicates a clear career path to some aspect of park operations as a career goal. Three letters of recommendation are required, one of which must be from a counselor or instructor, principal or college advisor. A listing and summary of school and community service activities that exhibit the applicant's leadership and character must also be submitted. Please visit the scholarship's website for more information.

Amount Details

$1,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Criminal Justice/Criminology, Recreation, Parks, Leisure Studies

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Contact Capt. Carl Nielsen
Executive Director
executivedirector@parkranger.com
Tel: 941-286-7410 Address 4397 McCullough St.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948