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Waldbaum Scholarship Essays

The World Leisure Organization is providing the “Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship” program. Students from any country of the world, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies are welcome to apply. The aim of the scholarship is to provide opportunities for students to attend and present a scholarly paper at the biennial international World Leisure Congress.

Provided By:

World Leisure Organization, founded in 1952, is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organizations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best-permitting leisure experience as a force for human development and well-being.

Key Details:

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Winner Announcement: Not known


To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must:

  • You must be a final year graduate or undergraduate in a college or university program, from any country of the world, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 5 on a 4.0 scale, if an undergraduate, or 3.8 on a 4.0 scale, if a graduate.
  • Be recommended by two faculty members in his or her college or university department.
  • Have exhibited interest in recreation, leisure and/or tourism internationally.
  • Have had either volunteer or paid work experience in the recreation/leisure services or tourism fields.
  • Submit a copy of the abstract submitted to the World Leisure Congress Program Committee.
  • If the college or university does not have a major in recreation, leisure studies/services or tourism, the applicant shall obtain a letter from his or her major professor indicating the major area of study as such.
  • If the college or university does not require coursework, the applicant shall obtain, from his or her major professor, a letter indicating the applicant’s required learning/research activities and a performance evaluation of the applicant.

Instructions for Applying:

To application form for the scholarship can be filled using the link given below: http://worldleisure.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/06/WLO_TRRIS_2018_Application_final.pdf

Application form including the supplemental documentation must be sent to the Program Manager at the address given below:

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street ZEB 335B
Miami,  Florida, USA 33199

Supporting Documents:

Applicants are also required to submit the following documents along with the application form:

  • A personal letter addressed to the Program Manager of the Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship Award Committee to include the following:
  1. How you became interested in recreation, leisure or tourism internationally
  2. How you expect to benefit from attending an international congress
  3. How you expect to share the benefits of this experience with others at your institution
  4. What you hope to gain from your education in recreation, leisure services/studies, resources or tourism
  5. How you will use the experiences gained from attendance at the Congress to enhance your professional growth and development
  6. Any other additional information that will enable the Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship Award Committee to judge your professional, scholastic and personal qualifications.
  • A copy of the abstract that was submitted to the World Leisure Congress Program Committee.
  • A list of current and previous employment and volunteer experience. Please indicate name and location of agencies, the title of position and number of years at the agency.
  • Submit the Faculty Validation of Student Applicant form to a faculty member or advisor in the student’s college/university department.

Award Amount:

  • A scholarship award of $1000 will be given to the winning candidates.
  • The recipients will also receive free registration to the Congress.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

For any queries, you can contact at +1 (305) 348-3472 or email at cari.autry-at-fiu.edu

Anthropology Field School Scholarship

The Department of Anthropology will provide modest financial support for Colorado State University anthropology undergraduate and graduate students to support CSU archaeology and paleontology field school endeavors. Funds shall be used to help cover necessary expenses associated with field school costs including tuition and supplies. Scholarships are made on a competitive basis.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts,
  2. Have an overall and in major 3.0 GPA,
  3. And must be enrolled in one of the anthropology field school courses:
    • Archaeology Field School: ANTH 260, ANTH 460/660 (summer course)
    • Paleontology Field School: ANTH 470 (summer course)

Applications are due March 31 by 11:59 p.m. MST.

Applications must be e-mailed to Katie.Horton@colostate.edu with:

  1. Your name, CSU ID, and the CSU field school you would like to attend,
  2. Your transcript,
  3. And a 1,000-word essay describing the chosen program of study, your interest in the specific program, how the completion of the program will further your career goals, and how you expect to be affected by participation in such work.

Requirements of the scholarship include:

Within seven (7) days of your return, submit a brief report (1-2 pages) describing what you accomplished and learned to Katie.Horton@colostate.edu. Pictures (3+) with captions must be attached to the report.

A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by April 15.

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