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We want to help get you there!

Oregon State Parks is excited to be partnering with the Oregon State Parks Foundation to maximize access to the 2013 Cooperative Association Conference for interested groups around the state. The Foundation has graciously committed to providing a minimum of $2,500 in scholarship funding for conference attendance, and will endeavor to increase this amount to $5,000 by June 1st. Scholarship opportunities include:

Two full-scholarships of $500: This scholarship is sufficient for two nights lodging, conference registration and gas money.

Two half scholarships of $250: Cooperative associations are encouraged to match these scholarships with $250 from their association, bringing the aid to one full scholarship.
Five gas scholarships of $100: This scholarship is meant to defray gas costs.  Preference will be given to those carpooling.
Five conference registration scholarships: These scholarships will cover the full price of registration to the conference.


Applicants: Include with this application a narrative explaining in 250 words or less the ways in which attending the 2013 Cooperative Association Conference will improve your organization and partnership with Oregon State Parks.

Recipients: Submit five photos of your Cooperative Association and respective parks for use on the Foundation website and in the Foundation newsletter promoting the conference.

Important Scholarship Details

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Distance from conference location
  • Number of participants from one association making use of the scholarship

    Scholarship funding will go to the Cooperative Association, not an individual. The Cooperative Association is responsible for distributing these funds in accordance with the scholarship award.

    Scholarships are limited to one per Cooperative Association.


    Apply for a scholarship via the link below. Applications will be accepted through August 30.

    2013 Cooperative Association Conference Scholarship Application

    Submitting Your Application

    Please submit a completed application and narrative by mail, email or fax to:


    Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.

    ATTN: Megan Buchanan

    725 Summer St. NE

    Salem, OR 97301


    fax: 503.986.0792


    In an effort to go green, we have reduced the amount of information and materials distibuted in hard copy and made everything you will need to participate in the conference available on this website or in electronic form. Please help us continue this effort by submitting any application materials via email.