Graduate Scholarships

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health offers various monetary awards for graduate students ranging from $500 to $2,000. All awards will be presented at the Honors and Awards Ceremony held each spring. Information describing each award and the eligibility criteria is below. Additional information, application forms, and deadlines are available in the Academic Affairs Office, Room 112 Freer Hall, or in the Community Health Office, 129 Huff Hall.

  • 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.
  • Cureton Physical Fitness Research Award: This award is to support research directed toward physical performance and fitness. Graduate students must be enrolled in residence at the time the award is granted.
  • Howard Hoyman Student Award: Preference is given to graduate students who are deemed to have financial need.
  • Laura Huelster Scholarship Award: Awarded to a female graduate student in the Kinesiology graduate curriculum working on her dissertation and who has successfully completed the required preliminary examination and accompanying requirements.
  • B.H. Massey Memorial Award: Awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing research in physical fitness.
  • Roger Morse Most Promising Graduate Student Award: Awarded to a graduate student who is in the early stages of his/her graduate work (MS or first year Ph.D.) and shows significant scholarship and promise.
  • Roger Morse Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Awarded to a graduate student who has successfully completed the required preliminary examination, is working on his/her dissertation, and has demonstrated significant scholarship in and commitment to the field of Kinesiology.
  • Robert L. Sprague Thesis Award: Awarded to a graduate student based upon academic merit as well as the merit of the proposal submitted.
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