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Kinesiology

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Awards & Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate and graduate awards and scholarships. You are allowed to apply to more than one scholarship. Applications are due by midnight, Febrary 1, 2020. Follow the links below for descriptions of the scholarships and awards.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

 

Follow this link to apply for Undergraduate Awards.

Follow this link to apply for Graduate Awards.

 

DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
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 Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 4 at 1pm at the Champaign Country Club. 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. Applications and recommendations are due February 1, 2020.

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 application within the community. If no one meets the above criteria, the award will be given to a student within a concentration in Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship: Scholarship for students, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 5, $2,500 awards will be given.

William H. Creswell Jr. Graduate Student Award: Preference is given to graduate students in Community Health who are studying health education, health promotion, or public health, with an emphasis on education in community health. Recipients shall be selected based on academic merit, participation in health-related professional organizations, and potential leadership in the field of health education. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,500 award will be given.

T. K. Cureton Physical Fitness Research Award: This award is to support research directed toward physical performance and fitness for students in the field of physical education. The award is based upon the relative merits of a research proposal evaluated by a review committee. Graduate students must be enrolled in residence at the time the award is granted. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,500 award will be given.

Howard S. Hoyman Student Award: Preference is given to graduate students studying community health who are deemed to have financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $500 award will be given.

Laura J. Huelster Award: Awarded to a graduate student in the kinesiology graduate curriculum working on his/her dissertation and who has successfully completed the required preliminary examination and accompanying requirements. At the 2020 award ceremony 3, $3,000 awards will be given.

H.E. Hek Kenney Memorial Award: To provide support to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a physical education program who demonstrates financial need. Students must show evidence of scholarly competence and professional promise in the field of physical education. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,500 award will be given.

Benjamin H. Massey Memorial Award: Awarded to a graduate student in the kinesiology program who is pursuing research in physical activity. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $1,500 awards will be given.

Catherine G. Morse Scholarship: To provide support for students in kinesiology. This award is in memory of Roger Winfield Morse, Class of 1934. At the 2020 award ceremony 4, $1,500 awards will be given.

Robert L. Sprague Graduate Student 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. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Community Health Alumni Scholarship: To support a student pursing a degree in Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Kinesiology Scholarship: To provide scholarship support for a student in kinesiology. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Submission Requirements:

Please prepare the following items:

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. Note: A research proposal is not needed for students applying for the William H. Creswell Jr. Graduate Student Award, the Howard S. Hoyman Student Award, the H.E. Kek Kenney Memorial Award, the Reginald J. Alston Award for Excellence, the Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship, the Catherine G. Morse Scholarship, the Community Health Alumni Scholarship, or the Kinesiology Scholarship. Per APA format, please use 1” margins, double spaced, 12 pt., times new roman font.

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. Please use 1” margins, double spaced, 12 pt., times new roman font.

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).

Financial Need: Please prepare a brief paragraph describing your financial need for the awards you are applying for. Many of the awards take into consideration the financial needs of the applicant. Please note: This information will be seen by the honors and awards selection committee, but will not be shared during the award presentation or with anyone outside the committee. Please limit your response to 150 words.

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DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

 

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is pleased to announce the availability of the awards for undergraduate students majoring in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students will need to visit this page to view their available scholarships. All awards will be presented at the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 4 at 1pm at the Champaign Country Club. 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. Applications and recommendations are due February 1, 2020.

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 application within the community. If no one meets the above criteria, the award will be given to a student within a concentration in Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship: Scholarship for students, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 5, $2,500 awards will be given.

Carol L. Chittenden Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

F. Patricia Cullen Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Helga M. Deutsch Scholarship: Awarded to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of junior status (60 hours of earned credit) who are studying the kinesiology curriculum, who are in good standing academically, and have financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,500 awards will be given.

Beulah Drom Scholarship: Scholarship for undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and who show academic merit and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

Aurelio E. “Joe” Florio Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate community health students studying health education. Recipients shall be selected based on academic merit and potential leadership in the health education field. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $1,500 awards will be given.

H.E. Hek Kenney Memorial Award: To provide support to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a physical education program who demonstrates financial need. Students must show evidence of scholarly competence and professional promise in the field of physical education. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,500 award will be given.

Catherine G. Morse Scholarship: To provide support for students in kinesiology. This award is in memory of Roger Winfield Morse, Class of 1934. At the 2020 award ceremony 4, $1,500 awards will be given.

Carita Robertson Physical Education for Women Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $1,500 awards will be given.

Seward Staley Scholarship: To support undergraduate students who are studying physical education. Scholarship recipients shall be selected on the basis of academic merit with priority given to those students who show a special interest in the field of Physical Education and to those students demonstrating a financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,500 award will be given.

Marianna F. Trekell Scholarship: To provide support for an undergraduate student who is beginning or continuing his/her studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in kinesiology and has financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $1,000 awards will be given.

Agnes Radich Vidovic Award: Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who has shown scholarly merit and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Community Health Alumni Scholarship: To support a student pursing a degree in Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Kinesiology Scholarship: To provide scholarship support for a student in kinesiology. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $2,000 award will be given.

Application Requirements:

Resume: Please submit a one-page resume in which you list information relevant to your academic history, volunteer experiences, research experiences, extra-curricular activities, athletics, awards received, and any other relevant experiences.

Narrative: Please submit a one-page narrative that describes your interest in your field of study, career goals, and reasons for deserving the specific scholarship or award(s) you are applying for. Please also include information that highlights 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). Please use 1” margins, double spaced, 12 pt., times new roman font.

Financial Need: Please prepare a brief paragraph describing your financial need for the awards you are applying for. Many of the awards take into consideration the financial needs of the applicant. Please note: This information will be seen by the honors and awards selection committee, but will not be shared during the award presentation or with anyone outside the committee. Please limit your response to 150 words.

Recommendations:

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

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INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SCIENCES
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

 

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is pleased to announce the availability of the awards for undergraduate students majoring in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (I-Health) program. All awards will be presented at the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 4 at 1pm at the Champaign Country Club. 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. Applications and recommendations are due February 1, 2020.

Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship: Scholarship for students, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 5, $2,500 awards will be given.

Carol L. Chittenden Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

F. Patricia Cullen Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Beulah Drom Scholarship: Scholarship for students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

Carita Robertson Physical Education for Women Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $1,500 awards will be given.

Agnes Radich Vidovic Award: Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who has shown scholarly merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Scholarship: This scholarship supports Interdisciplinary Health majors in the College of Applied Health Sciences. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Application Requirements:

Resume: Please submit a one-page resume in which you list information relevant to your academic history, volunteer experiences, research experiences, extra-curricular activities, athletics, awards received, and any other relevant experiences.

Narrative: Please submit a one-page narrative that describes your interest in your field of study, career goals, and reasons for deserving the specific scholarship or award(s) you are applying for. Please also include information that highlights 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). Please use 1” margins, double spaced, 12 pt., times new roman font.

Financial Need: Please prepare a brief paragraph describing your financial need for the awards you are applying for. Many of the awards take into consideration the financial needs of the applicant. Please note: This information will be seen by the honors and awards selection committee, but will not be shared during the award presentation or with anyone outside the committee. Please limit your response to 150 words.

Recommendations:

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

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