Awards & Scholarships: Scholarships

AABRD Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

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 and Parks Association.

Support for the AABRD Awards & Scholarships is provided through a Legacy Fund, managed by Alberta Sport Connection.

Award Criteria

Selection is based on the following considerations:

  • Academic record
  • Alberta residency
  • Related course work
  • Memberships, awards, and distinctions
  • Work and/or volunteer experience in the field of recreation for persons with disabilities
  • Future plans

Past Recipients

Halladay Memorial Scholarship

The Halladay Memorial Scholarship recognizes a student enrolled in any undergraduate program related to recreation and parks, who has contributed to recreation and/or parks services through volunteer activities, work experience, studies and involvement in the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.

This scholarship has a value of $1000 and is given in memory of Jacqueline Diane Halladay, 1959-1981, to honour “one who gave so much.”

Jacqui served on ARPA's Board of Directors from 1979-1980 and was instrumental in initiating the Student Standing Committee.

Award Criteria

Eligible students must be active members of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association and registered full-time in any year of a post secondary program related to recreation or parks.

If the recipient is a graduating student, the scholarship portion of the Award will be paid upon evidence of graduation. If the recipient is a continuing student, the scholarship funds will be paid on evidence of continuing full-time registration in the program of study.

Past Recipients