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The AABRD Scholarships recognize academic achievements, contributions to, and endeavours in advancing the field of recreation for people with disabilities.
The scholarships (graduate: $3,000 and undergraduate: $1,000) assist Albertans as they advance their education in the areas of recreation for people with disabilities (e.g., recreation administration, adapted physical education, rehabilitation medicine or other related programs).
In 1972, the Alberta Advisory Board on Recreation for the Disabled (AABRD) was formed to act as a catalyst in the promotion of recreation services for people with disabilities. Twelve years later, the AABRD felt that it had fulfilled its primary objective and entrusted the selection and distribution of its awards and scholarships to the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association.
Support for the AABRD Awards & Scholarships is provided through a Legacy Fund, managed by Alberta Sport Connection.
Selection is based on the following considerations:
Applications for 2023 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations!
A list of past recipients can be found here.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.