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Toro Scholarship Application – 2022 NRPA Directors School

Welcome to the 2022 NRPA Directors School Toro Scholarship application. To be considered for the Toro scholarship, interested applicants must submit the following online application form before March 3, 2022. Scholarship awardees will be notified by March 30, 2022. Up to 10 scholarships will be granted.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual in the amount of $975 to assist with the tuition cost of the school. The student will be required to pay the remaining cost of the program at the time of registration. If you have already paid for registration, you or your agency will be reimbursed. Scholarship funds awarded in 2022 must be used in 2022. If you are awaiting word on receiving the scholarship before registering, please be aware that Year 1 registration fills-up quickly. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

This scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of The Toro Company and The Toro Foundation. 

  • Applicant must be a current director, assistant/deputy director or mid-level manager being groomed for director of a park and recreation agency, municipal agency or nonprofit.
  • Applicant must commit to attend the school in Oak Brook, IL August 14-18, 2022

Successful Applicants will:
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving operations and maximizing positive impacts on communities.
  • Describe how the training will contribute to providing improved communities for underserved populations*.

Timeline and Important Dates
  • March 3, 2022 ------ Individual scholarship application closes for scholarship
  • March 30, 2022 ----- Applicants selected and notified
  • August 14 - 18, 2022 ----- 2022 NRPA Directors School
*Underserved Populations Definition - For the purpose of this training, an underserved community refers to vulnerable populations, including community of color, ethnic minorities, new Americans, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities, low-income, rural, tribal, and indigenous populations that may be disproportionately experiencing degraded environmental quality, poor health outcomes, high stress, and/or social isolation.
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