Financial Aid and Scholarships

The College of Applied Health Sciences would like to invite you to apply for one of several scholarship opportunities. Please read below for more information. If you are interested, please be sure to submit the requested information NO LATER than October 14th.

The Institute by LeaderShape

The Institute is a six-day, five night leadership development program offered for undergraduates during winter break, January 8-13, 2017 at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. At The Institute, students learn about teaching visioning, relationship building, and the importance of leading with integrity. This is one of the finest leadership development experiences available on our campus. This year, the College of Applied Health Sciences will be supporting up to seven (7) students as they embark on this journey to develop their leadership abilities. More information about the program can be found on the attached flyer or by contacting the Illinois Leadership Center® at leadership@illinois.edu or (217) 333-0604.

To apply for The Institute: Complete the application for admission. You may apply through the Illinois Leadership Center website: http://www.leadership.illinois.edu/programs-services/leadershape.

**PLEASE NOTE: ALL AHS STUDENTS APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INSTITUTE MUST SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 14th, 2016. Preference will be given to freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

Career Development and Leadership Awards (CDLA)

This Fall we will be awarding a maximum of 4 CDLA awards ($1,000 each) to support students who wish to Study Abroad. Both faculty led and traditional semester experiences are available/supportable.

To apply for the CDLA: Application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9007896 and are due on OCTOBER 14th, 2016.

Peter J. and Ella Montaleone Scholarship

This scholarship honors Peter and Ella Montaleone, longtime residents of Rockford, IL who were strong advocates of education. This award is designated for academically talented students who are 1) residents of the Rockford area and 2) current juniors enrolled in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Preference is given to those who can demonstrate financial need. This $1,000 award will be credited to the student account in the Fall term. The selected recipient will receive an additional $1,000 during his or her senior year assuming adequate progress is being made toward the completion of the undergraduate degree.

To apply for this award, please submit the following:

  • a. Resume
  • b. A statement addressing your career interests, current major, and financial need.
  • c. One letter of recommendation (preferably from an instructor)

All application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3480845. Applications must be submitted by OCTOBER 14th, 2016 to receive consideration.

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The Ralph Geeseman Scholarship for Veterans

Ralph Geeseman provided 39 years of service to the University of Illinois Department of Kinesiology. He was proud of his service to the College but also to his service in the United States Navy. This scholarship was created to support AHS students who are affiliated directly – or indirectly – with those serving our country through the U.S. Military. Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in the College of Applied Health Sciences who have either served in or are training for a branch of the US Military, or who are dependents of active members of the military. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. The scholarship recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship credited to his or her student account.

To apply for this award, please submit the following:

  • a. Resume
  • b. A statement addressing your career interests, current major, and financial need.
  • c. One letter of recommendation (preferably from an instructor)

All application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/752870. Applications must be submitted by OCTOBER 14th, 2016 to receive consideration.

The Floyd and Etta McAfee Award

This award is given to an undergraduate who has a demonstrated interest in multicultural issues. The Floyd and Etta McAfee Award was created by the family of the late Col. McAfee, a 1956 U of I graduate in physical education, and Mrs. McAfee to honor their parent's commitment to education and to helping others reach their potential. Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in the College of Applied Health Sciences who have financial need. The selected student will receive a $1,000 award.

To apply for this award, please submit the following:

  • a. Current Resume
  • b. Brief statement of career goals and interest in multicultural issues
  • c. Brief statement of financial need (items 2 and 3 can be combined)
  • d. Letter of recommendation from your advisor or a faculty member who is knowledgeable of your academic performance and career goals.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/9942393. Applications must be submitted by OCTOBER 14th, 2016 to receive consideration.

Departmental Scholarships

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Department of Speech and Hearing Science

AHS Scholar Award

This scholarship is awarded to top incoming freshmen to the College of Applied Health Sciences.  The number of awards given each year varies and is dependent upon the applicant pool. All incoming freshmen are considered for this award each year based on high school grades, entrance exam scores, leadership experience and volunteer experience and essay.

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