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ATRA Entry to Practice Bursary

ATRA is pleased to offer the annual Entry to Practice Bursary for undergraduate ATRA Student Members completing a degree or diploma at one of the following programs:

This Bursary is open to all ATRA Student Members including International Students

  • Lethbridge College Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology Diploma
  • NorQuest College Therapeutic Recreation Diploma
  • University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation
  • University of Alberta Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Sports and Tourism

Membership Eligibility: Student Members only. Supporting Members registering for degree programs are eligible to apply for the Advanced Education Bursary.

Applications accepted: September 1-25th (inclusive)

Bursary awarded by October 25

What is funded:

  • Any therapeutic recreation course or general recreation course and textbook(s) taken between June 1 and April 30 that contributes to future eligibility as an ATRA Professional or Supporting Member.
  • Amounts awarded: the award amount varies from $400-$800 depending on the number of approved applicants.
  • Applicant(s) will be notified prior to mid October with the results of their application.

Therapeutic Recreation Courses - these course titles must contain the words “Therapeutic Recreation” or “Recreation Therapy” or Recreation and/or Leisure for Special Populations.

General Recreation Courses - these course titles must contain one of the following words: recreation, leisure, play, or leadership.

Note: Clinical practicums are not reimbursed.

How do I receive my bursary?

  • Once you are notified that you are a successful recipient of the award (by October 15) you will be required to submit your preferred email address to receive an email transfer, to the Education Director