Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is pleased to announce the availability of the awards for graduate students majoring in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. All awards will be presented at the Honors and Awards Ceremony. Recipients are requested to attend this event.  Information describing each award and the eligibility criteria is listed below.  Application and recommendation forms can be found in this link. Due Date: February 8, 2017 by 4 p.m. Recommendation forms must be received by the application deadline.

Requirement descriptions:

Brief Research Proposal (typed in APA format; 3 page maximum): Include an introduction indicating the purpose and significance of the research, a concise overview of the existing literature, a description of the study design, and the measurement and evaluation procedures to be employed.

Vita: Include a current copy of your vita.

Narrative: Type a 1 page narrative that describes your interest in your chosen field of study, career goals, and reasons for deserving an award.

Recommendations: Provide two recommendations - one from a faculty member supervising the research or graduate program, and one from a person familiar with your professional involvement (could also be a faculty member).

William H. Creswell Jr. Graduate Student Award

Preference is given to students who are studying health education, health promotion, or public health with an emphasis on education.  Recipients shall be selected based on academic merit, participation in health-related professional organizations, and potential leadership in the field of health education.

Requirements: Vita, Recommendations, Narrative

T. K. Cureton Physical Fitness Research Award

This award is to support research directed toward physical activity. Graduate students must be enrolled in residence at the time the award is granted.

Requirements: Proposal, Vita, Recommendations, Narrative

Howard S. Hoyman Student Award

Preference is given to graduate students studying community health who are deemed to have financial need.

Requirements: Vita, Recommendations, Narrative, also one-paragraph narrative providing evidence of financial need

Laura J. Huelster Award

Awarded to a graduate student, with a preference for women, in the kinesiology graduate curriculum working on her dissertation and who has successfully completed the required preliminary examination and accompanying requirements.

Requirements: Proposal, Vita, Recommendations, Narrative

Benjamin H. Massey Memorial Award

Awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing research in physical activity.

Requirements: Proposal, Vita, Recommendations, Narrative

Robert L. Sprague Thesis Award

Awarded to a graduate student to help defray thesis expenses. This award is based upon academic merit as well as the merit of the proposal submitted.

Requirements: Proposal, Budget, Recommendations, Narrative

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is pleased to announce the availability of awards for undergraduates majoring in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. All awards will be presented at the Honors and Awards Ceremony to be held on April 5, 2017. Recipients are requested to attend this event. Information describing each award and the eligibility criteria is listed below. Application and recommendation forms are found in this link. Due Date: February 8, 2017 by 4 p.m. Recommendation forms must be received by the application deadline.

Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship

Scholarship for students, with a preference for women, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit and professional promise.

Carol L. Chittenden Scholarship:

Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who have shown professional promise, scholarship, and service to the profession.

Community Health Leadership Award:

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior community health student with a preference to those who have shown an interest in and/or commitment to working in a non-profit setting.

F. Patricia Cullen Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who shows academic merit and professional promise.

Delores Curtis Professional Development Award

Awarded to undergraduate students who actively seek out the networking and lifelong learning opportunities provided through participation in professional conventions and conferences.

Helga M. Deutsch Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students with a minimum of junior status (60 hours of earned credit) who are studying the kinesiology curriculum, who are in good standing academically, show professional promise, and have financial need.

Beulah Drom Scholarship

Scholarship for students, with a preference for women, studying the kinesiology curriculum and who demonstrate scholarly merit, professional promise, and financial need.

Aurelio E. “Joe” Florio Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students studying in the community health curriculum. Recipients shall be selected based on academic merit and potential leadership in the health education field.

Carita Robertson Physical Education for Women Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate junior or senior students, with a preference for women, majoring in the kinesiology curriculum.

Marianna Trekell Scholarship

To provide support for an undergraduate student who is continuing his/her studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, either in kinesiology or community health, demonstrates professional promise and has financial need

Agnes Radich Vidovic Award

Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student, with a preference for women, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who has shown scholarly merit, professional promise, and financial need.

Reginald J. Alston Award for Excellence

To provide support for a student award in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Preference shall be given to a student with a concentration in Rehabilitation. Special preference given to a student who is taking, has taken or will be taking scholarly work and applying it to a clinical and/or practical applications within the community. If no one meets the above criteria, the award will be given to a student within a concentration in Community Health.

Application Requirements:

Narrative:

Type a two-page narrative that describes your particular interests in your field of study, career goals, and reasons for deserving a scholarship or award. Show evidence of a high level of scholarship and professional promise in the field (e.g., achievements, projects, honors received, contributions to the profession within the department, college, state, or national professional associations). If you are applying for the Drom, Deutsch, Trekell or Vidovic Scholarship, please include a one-paragraph narrative providing evidence of financial need.

Recommendations:

Provide two recommendations – at least one from a faculty member. One may be from other individuals familiar with your academic and professional involvement.