MTRA National Certification Scholarship 


Purpose:  MTRA seeks to promote students who have great potential to be leaders in the TR profession. MTRA believes that obtaining the NCTRC credential is an important step to becoming a TR professional. This scholarship will assist students and new professionals with NCTRC exam fees up to $500.


Eligibility Requirements:  Any student member of MTRA who intends to graduate and sit for the NCTRC exam within the year following the award date will be eligible for the scholarship.

Furthermore, students will have:

Ø  Demonstrated leadership potential within student and/or professional organizations

Ø  Contributed to the TR profession by delivering TR services in volunteer and/or paid capacities

Ø  Exhibited knowledge of entry-level TR competencies by completed coursework in TR and earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.


Application Process:  Students will assemble an application packet that includes the following:

Ø  A cover page with name, address, phone number and email address.

Ø  One copy of the official transcript

Ø  A resume

Ø  One letter of reference from a supervisor/professor (preferably a CTRS)

Ø  Type the answer to each question separately and numbered as indicated using Microsoft Word.


Each essay should be limited to 200-400 words. 

1.      Describe your career goals and how being a CTRS will help you meet those goals. 

2.      Discuss how your work or volunteer experience has contributed to your professional goals in the field of therapeutic recreation. 

3.      Discuss your leadership strengths and weaknesses. How will you use these strengths an weaknesses to advance the profession? 

4.      Describe your ideas for a quality therapeutic recreation program for a population with whom you would like to work.


Please e-mail questions and completed applications to: with 

“NCTRC Scholarship Application” as the subject!

Deadline for Spring 2020 submission is Monday, March 2, 2020.


*** MTRA will reimburse the recipient upon receipt of evidence from NCTRC that the recipient is eligible to sit for the exam.  

Recipient may be asked to provide proof after completing the exam

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