To honor the contributions and legacy of Ernest W. Burkeen, the mParks Foundation has established the Ernest W. Burkeen, Jr. Next Generation Scholarship Fund.
Ernest Burkeen has always believed in the promise of young people and in the power of the next generation to make the world a better place.
Throughout his extensive career in the profession of Parks and Recreation, Ernest W. Burkeen has inspired countless students and young professionals. From Southeastern Michigan and Detroit to Fort Lauderdale, from Miami to Baltimore, and countless points in between, many of today’s Parks and Recreation professionals cite Ernest’s belief in their potential – and his patience with their growing pains as professionals – as the foundation on which their professional success was built. This scholarship will assist young professionals to commit to the leisure field and to set the standard that Ernest has established to be passionate, ignite progress, and always do the right thing!
The Ernest W. Burkeen Jr. Next Generation Scholarship Fund honors his commitment to young professionals for generations to come.