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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships can be found and applied for directly on Scholarship Finder: 

Student Handbook

[PDF] RPLS Student Handbook (4 MiB) 

Volunteer Opportunities

ELK's Nature Center - Nature Center Docents Needed.  Please consider giving a minimum of 5 hours pwer month to this cause.  The Center is open Tuesday and Thursday 5-9 pm and every other weekend Friday - Sunday 12-5 pm.

Darby's Dancers, Dance Express - Dance Express is proud to add the new special needs program "Darby's Dancers" to its schedule.  Darby's Dancer is a non profit.  The Darby's Dancer program is designed to provide dance education to children with special needs at no cost to their families and offer a foudnation for inclusion with other dancers within an established dance organization.  Each child is paired with a one-on-one volunteer that acts as thier personal coach.  No dance experience is necessary.  Contact Dance Express for more information 507-625-3865 or 

MRCI Workforce - Whether you enjoy music, arts, wellness or any recreational activity, we'd love to have you!  No special experience needed.  Contact

Minnesota Recreation and Park Association - Student MembershipMRPA

Student Membership Rate is $10.00 and apply to those that are full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursing a degree in recreation, leisure services, or related fields at any university, community college or vocational school. Members receive job postings and internship/volunteer announcements, they can connect with professional mentors, are invited to the annual conference with paid lunch, receive Member Connection, MRPA's quarterly newsletter, receive reduced rates for educational training, conferences and workshops, scholarship opportunities and many more fantastic membership benefits. Visit for more information or call 763-571-1305 x100.

Rethinking The Role Of A Conservation Officer

The DNR's Ken Soring wants officers making big-picture decisions and recruits with passion for natural resources. The article featured in the StarTribune by Dennis Anderson indicates that the DNR will hire people with a background in resource management and then pay for them to attend Law Enforcement school. See the article here:

MTRA MembershipMTRA logo

Students are encouraged to join the Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA) for free. When you join the MTRA you are able to view recently posted TR jobs among many other benefits. To join please click on the following link: