Garrett G. Eppley Scholarship

The GLPTI offers annual scholarship opportunities to park and recreation professionals. Scholarship amounts vary from year to year, but often cover registration and occasionally lodging.

Scholarship winners will be required to provide service to the Institute in exchange for the waiver of their registration fees. This service includes tasks such as introducing sessions, tracking continuing education units, noting session attendance, taking pictures, and assisting with other duties as described by the Institute’s Assistant Director. Duties will be discussed with each scholarship winner before the Institute. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.

  • Scholarship Application

Great Lakes Park, Facility, and Recreation Program Awards

The Institute annually presents this award in recognition of park facilities and programs completed within the last five years that represent the cutting edge of the leisure movement throughout the United States. These projects will represent innovative, cost effective design; demonstrate the utilization of community input and resources; and provide a significant impact on their community and agency. The Deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.

  • Great Lakes Park Facility and Recreation Program Award Form

Lawson Award

Given annually by the GLPTI Board of Regents, the Lawson Award is presented to individuals who exemplify continued and significant contributions to the parks and recreation profession in the Great Lakes region. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.

  • Lawson Award Form