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Scholarships

The Health & Kinesiology Department offers several funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Each scholarship or tuition waiver has specific criteria that must be met in order for a student to be eligible to apply. Please see the information below about the different funding opportunities available in Health & Kinesiology.

All Health & Kinesiology Scholarships are due March 1st.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Due March 1st

IZETTA N. BENNION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health and Kinesiology major of senior status.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Demonstrate commitment to teaching physical education.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.
  • Provide at least one letter of reference from a Kinesiology Teaching faculty member. 

 

GORDON AND BETTY BROWNING SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.
  • Preference is given to graduate students, though undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

 

EDWARD J. AND MARGARET EISENMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with a Kinesiology emphasis of junior or senior status - completed a minimum of 60 semester hours.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00.
  • Demonstrate commitment to an active lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate commitment to being a practicing Kinesiology professional.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

MARVIN G. AND BARBARA HESS SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Kinesiology or Health and Physical Education Teaching.
  • Plan on pursuing teaching and coaching professionally.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

JANET THURGOOD SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology student with an emphasis in Health and Physical Education Teaching.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching physical education.
  • Demonstrate a zest for life and skill for sport.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

BARBARA HILLMAN WEST SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Kinesiology or Health and Physical Education Teaching.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a career in the field of Kinesiology.
  • Desire to be of service to society and the profession.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

JOSEPH S. AND MARJORIE A. JONES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Awarded based primarily on scholarly performance.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance. 

 

DONALD B. HUTCHISON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Awarded based on outstanding academic achievement.

 

KENT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

DR. SAMUEL H. ALLEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to attending medical school or a physician assistant program.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.
  • Awarded based primarily on scholarly performance.

 

JACK LUNT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Awarded based primarily on scholarly performance and service within the field of health.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

PATRICIA A. REAGAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Community Health Education, Nuclear Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Priority will be given to those individuals who are sensitive to and promote the concept of diversity.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

KARL SCHLECKMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a current Health & Kinesiology major with an emphasis in Emergency Medical Services.
  • Indicate need for financial assistance.

 

DEPARTMENTAL TUITION WAIVER

Applicant Requirements:

  • Offered to entering freshmen, continuing and transfer students, admitted as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student.
  • Be a declared major in Health & Kinesiology
  • Student must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester with a maximum of 18 credit hours.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence, with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Students who have received the award before are eligible to re-apply.

 

How to Apply

To apply for a Health & Kinesiology Scholarship or Departmental Tuition Waiver you must:

  1. Complete and submit an application at scholarships.utah.edu. Search "Health & Kinesiology Undergraduate General Scholarship Application." You will only submit one application even if you are applying for multiple awards. The application will be viewable and available to submit starting January 25th.
  2. One Letter of Recommendation is required for your application. You will be asked to provide the name and email address of your recommender in your application; an email will be sent to them with directions for submitting the letter. The letter must be from any higher education faculty member who can address and/or assess your academic abilities OR from any higher education faculty member or school/work/volunteer supervisor who can speak to your aptitude and character.

Applications are due every year before midnight on March 1st. Awards are for the school year, beginning in the fall of the same year as the submitted application.

 

Graduate Scholarships

Due March 1st

The Health & Kinesiology Department offers 3 graduate scholarships: 

  • GORDON & BETTY BROWNING SCHOLARSHIP 
    ROBERT O. RUHLING MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP 
    N. P. NEILSON GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

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Applicant Requirements: 

The purpose of these scholarships is to aid a deserving graduate student in continuing his or her pursuit of academic excellence. In order to be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. 1. The applicant must be a student in Health & Kinesiology, enrolled in part or all of the academic year during which this scholarship is awarded
  2. 2. The applicant must have demonstrated academic excellence. The following indices may be used to demonstrate such excellence:
  • -Cumulative G.P.A.
  • -Papers presented at international, national, district or state professional meetings
  • -Articles in submission, grants written but not funded, papers not accepted for presentation etc.
  • -Grants written (indicate whether the grant was funded and the amount)
  • -Published articles in refereed journals
  • -Professional service to Health & Kinesiology

Applicants will be judged on their academic excellence and their service records as listed in their annual reports.

 
ALICE OAKES BRONSON RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The purpose of this fellowship is to reward a third or fourth year doctoral student who has been meritorious in their graduate career but needs to focus on the completion of their doctoral dissertation.
 
Applicant Requirements: 

  • -Successfully complete all phases of their qualifying examinations
  • -Submit a signed IRB or Animal Care and Use Committee protocol and a signed (by the supervisory committee) proposal prior to the beginning of the academic year for which award will be made
  • -Be a third or fourth year candidate for the doctoral degree

Applicants will be judged on the quality and rigor of their research, excellence in teaching and service records as listed in their annual reports. Additionally, applicants who have exhibited highest professional standards in serving the department are encouraged to apply. Thus, students who have volunteered to assist their fellow students, faculty, and staff in meeting the mission of the Department of Health & Kinesiology would meet this criterion. In part, criterion will be judged by the applicant’s attendance at departmental meetings, Graduate Council meetings, willingness to volunteer for projects, and presence in clinical and laboratory settings within the department.

How to Apply: 

To apply for these scholarships go to scholarships.utah.edu and search "Health & Kinesiology Graduate General Scholarship Application."  This graduate general scholarship application allows students to apply for all departmental scholarships in one place.  The application will be viewable on the site starting January 25th.  Applications are due before midnight on March 1st.

 

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