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Scholarships

Below you can find information related to scholarships offered through the KSS department as well as other scholarships.

Students are also encouraged to visit the EIU Financial Aid Site. Once in the site, click on 'EIU Scholarship Search Engine' and enter your year of school and degree program to see a list of scholarships available.

 
KSS Scholarships

All Kinesiology and Sports Studies Scholarships are awarded through student application, including faculty recommendation. Students may apply for scholarships from February 3 - March 3.

Many scholarships list a required major in Physical Education.  All Kinesiology & Sports Studies majors are eligible to apply for these scholarships, unless a certain concentration is listed.

  1. Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified by phone by Friday, April 11, 2014.
  2. Recipients will be invited and honored at the Kinesiology & Sports Studies Awards Day on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Scholarship Due Date:

All scholarship application forms and supporting materials are due in the Kinesiology and Sports Studies Office (2506 Lantz) no later than 4:00 p.m., on Monday, March 3, 2014.

How to apply:

Step 1:  Click here to download the Scholarship Application Form and Check Sheet.
Step 2:  Click here to download the Faculty Recommendation Form.*

*The Faculty Recommendation Form is not required for the Dr. Harold M. and Alice D. Cavins Scholarship and the Margaret and Walt Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship.

Click the links below to learn more about each scholarship:

Athletic Training Scholarship

  1. The scholarship recipient shall be an undergraduate student majoring in the Athletic Training Program at EIU.
  2. The recipient shall demonstrate a sincere interest and dedication to the Athletic Training Program as a career.
  3. Financial need is NOT a consideration 
  4. Selection of the recipient shall take into consideration:
  • Peer evaluation
  • Staff evaluation
  • Academic qualifications (overall GPA, last semester GPA and GPA for Athletic Training courses)
  • Clinical experiences evaluation.

Barbara Snow Award

  1. A senior woman/women physical education major/majors who demonstrate excellence in the areas of leadership, performance and scholarship: leadership which demonstrates inspiration and enrichment; performance which reflects outstanding quality; scholarship which exemplifies true intellectual endeavor.
  2. Nominees must be senior women who have graduated, or who are scheduled to graduate, within the school year in which the award is made. For example, those who would be eligible to receive the award in April 2006 are those who graduated in December 2005 and those who will graduate in May 2006, and August 2006.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be one criterion of scholarship.
  4. This award may be given to more than one student in any one year, but it is not necessarily given each year.
  5. Nomination should be accompanied by a statement of qualifications as related to leadership, performance and scholarship.

Dolly J. and H. Gene McFarland Scholarship

  1. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies, accepted to Eastern Illinois Univeristy.
  2. The recipient must be working towards teaching certification.
  3. The recipient must be a resident of Illinois.
  4. The recipient must have a 2.5 G.P.A.
  5. University and community service of the recipient may be considered.
  6. Financial need is a consideration.

 

Dorothy M. Hart Memorial Scholarship

  1. The recipient must be a full-time student in Physical Education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University.
  2. The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. The recipient must be active in departmental activities such as Physical Education Majors Club, Physical Education Honors Club (Delta Psi Kappa), Recreational Sports in a leadership capacity, etc.
  4. The recipient must be of good character, possess strong moral value, and who would seem to bring credit to EIU and the Physical Education profession.
  5. If a transfer student, the recipient must have attended at least one (1) semester at EIU in order to establish eligibility according to the criteria set up.
  6. The recipient should not be receiving other significant aid such as Grant-In-Aid, athletic scholarships, etc.

Erret and Mazie Warner Presidential Award

  1. The award recipient shall be a junior or senior majoring in the area of Physical Education.
  2. The recipient must show outstanding scholastic achievement, with a minimum of a “B” average.
  3. The recipient shall be a person of outstanding character whose actions and conduct reflect with credit upon EIU.
  4. Financial need IS a consideration, but only after the number of recipients is reduced to three final choices.

Florence McAfee Scholarship

  1. The scholarship recipient shall be a sophomore or junior at EIU majoring in Women’s Physical Education.
  2. The recipient shall show outstanding academic ability, leadership skills, high personal and ethical qualities, departmental participation, and prove future contribution to Women’s Physical Education.
  3. Financial need is NOT a consideration.

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Larry Ankenbrand

  1. The recipient must be a full-time student, majoring in physical education, accepted to Eastern Illinois University.
  2. The recipient must be a junior, senior or graduate student.
  3. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 

Robert W. and Laura M. Hussey

  1. The recipient must be a full time student majoring in KSS with the K-12 Teacher Certification option, and accepted to EIU.
  2. The recipient must have completed ALL of the required departmental methods courses within the KSS Department and be eligible to student teach during one of the following two semesters.
  3. The recipient must maintain a GPA of at lest 3.0.
  4. The recipient(s) are not eligible to receive the award more than once.

Mike & Phoebe Church Scholarship

  1. The student must have been enrolled in EIU for a minimum of 4 semesters when receiving this award.
  2. The student must be at least junior status and have completed a minimum of 90 hours when receiving this award.
  3. The student must be enrolled in the Physical Education [Kinesiology] teacher certification option and have plans to teach Physical Education in the public schools upon graduation.
  4. The student must be active in one or more departmental service activities such as Physical Education Club, PE Honors Club, Recreational Sports, volunteer work, etc.
  5. The student must have an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  6. The student must be considered to have high moral character and must be considered to be an "excellent role model" for children of all ages as both 'a teacher and a coach' in the public schools.

Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Larson Athletic Training

  1. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Physical education, with the Athletic Training option, accepted to Eastern Illinois University.
  2. The recipient must have completed three semesters in the Athletic Training program or its successor.
  3. Financial need is not a requirement.

Shannon Mcnamara Outstanding Physical Education Major Award

  1. Outstanding character.
  2. High scholarship.
  3. Active in Physical Education department through departmental service and be a member of Physical Education Club.
  4. Has potential to be an outstanding role model in Physical Education.
  5. Must be a Physical Education major.

William H. Groves Memorial Award

  1. The award recipient shall be a Junior on the Intercollegiate Swimming Team at EIU.
  2. The recipient must fully intend to compete as a member with the swim team during his/her Senior year at EIU.
  3. The recipient must show other qualities (a personal swimming improvement, leadership qualities, and high academic standing.)
  4. Preference shall be given to students majoring or minoring in P.E.
  5. If no Junior applies for the award, preference shall go to a Sophomore.
  6. If no Sophomore applies for the award, preference shall then go to a Graduate Student in Physical Education.


Burke Family Scholarship

  1. Full-time student majoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with the K-12 teacher certification option.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  3. Recipient must be student teaching at the time of receipt of the award.  
  4. Must be a senior or graduate student who is active in professional activities within the KSS department, possesses a strong commitment and dedication to the field, acts as a positive representative of EIU and shows a passion for promoting health and wellness.
  5. Financial need is not a consideration

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Other Scholarships

Eastern Illinois University Annuitants Association (EIUAA) Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Eastern Illinois University Annuitants Association (EIUAA) Scholarship.The applicant (a) must be an Eastern Illinois University Junior or Senior; (b) be the child or grandchild of a current Eastern Illinois University employee OR a retired Eastern Illinois University employee with five or more years of service to the University; (c) have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; (d) submit a written statement listing career goals and financial need: and (e) submit a letter of recommendation from an EIU advisor or faculty member. Click here for more information.

Teacher Education Scholarships

Applications for the following scholarships are now available in the Dean’s Office, College of Education & Professional Studies.  All applications are due Monday, March 21st (the Monday following Spring Break).

Verne Stockman Graduate ScholarshipNEW 

Available to graduate students who:

  • Admission to the Graduate School at Eastern Illinois University
  • Currently certified teacher returning to complete a Master’s degree and planning to return to teaching profession or graduate student pursuing credentials needed to enter the teaching profession
  • Strong commitment to the teaching profession
  • Record of academic excellence

Dr. John Guckert Memorial ScholarshipNEW 

Available to graduate students who:

  • Full-time EIU student majoring in a program leading to teacher certification
  • Junior or Senior status and in good academic standing
  • Must have taken and successfully completed one EDF or SED course at EIU

Stockman Graduate Scholarship 

Available to graduate students who:

  • plan to apply to Graduate School at Eastern Illinois University
  • are currently certified teachers returning to complete a Master’s degree and planning to return to teaching profession or graduate students pursuing credentials needed to enter the teaching profession
  • has a strong commitment to the teaching profession
  • has a record of academic excellence

McCoy Scholarship 

Available to full-time (12 s.h.) undergraduate enrolled in a teacher education program who:

  • holds a 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher

*1-2 page personal reflection on an influential person in your life in order to demonstrate character – must be submitted with application form

Guckert Scholarship 

Available to full-time EIU student majoring in a program leading to teacher certification who:

  • has Junior or Senior status and in good academic standing
  • have taken and successfully completed one EDF or SED course at EIU

Margaret & Walter Lowell Voluntary Service Scholarship   

Available to an undergraduate student who:

  • has provided substantial volunteer service in the community
  • has sophomore, junior, or senior status with at least one semester of residence at EIU and be currently enrolled at EIU

Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship   

Available to a student from a health-related major who also provides service to the community who:

  • has declared academic major in a health-related field
  • has junior or senior status
  • or is a graduate student preparing for a career in a health-related field
  • holds a 3.0 GPA at award date
  • displays an integrity of character and a demonstrated willingness to be of service to the community

Bubeck Scholarship 

Available to graduates of Marshall High School (Marshall, IL); Martinsville High School (Martinsville, IL); or Casey-Westfield High School (Casey, IL) who:

  • have full-time undergraduate enrollment in a teacher education program
  • have sophomore, junior or senior status
  • have a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

*Preference given to graduates of Marshall High School.

Huber Scholarship 

Available to graduates of Unity High School (Tolono), Massac City High School (Metropolis) or Nokomis High School (Nokomis) who:

  • have full-time undergraduate enrollment in a teacher education program
  • have sophomore, junior or senior status
  • have good academic standing

The Woodyard Scholarship

 Available to declared teacher education majors who:

  • hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of application

The Ronald E. Gholson Student Service Award

 Available to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a teacher education program who:

  • holds a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of application
  • is an office holder in a University recognized student professional organization
  • is involved in college or department related activities
  • is of good moral character

McCoy Family Scholarship

 Available to a full-time teacher education student who:

  • holds a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • is of good moral character

Education Scholars Award

Available to a full-time teacher education major who:

  • has demonstrated academic excellence
  • is an active member in the Education Scholars Program

Department of Secondary Education and Foundations

If you qualify to the scholarships below, go to Buzzard Hall room 2147 to request application.

Note: Students are invited to apply for more than one scholarship if qualified.

Thomas R. Drury Scholarship

 Available to a graduate student pursuing a career in education

Alice Groff Pennybacker Secondary Education Scholarship

 Available to a full-time student seeking secondary certification who:

  • holds a GPA of 2.5 or higher

*Preference given to Lawrence County graduates

Secondary Education Telefund Scholarship

 Available to undergraduate students seeking teacher certification who:

  • holds a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Errett and Mazie Warner Presidential Award

 Available to graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a career in secondary education who:

  • hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Moler-Austin Scholarship

 Available to an undergraduate student with 60 or more semester hours who:

  • is seeking secondary certification

Preference will be give to:

  1. English majors
  2. students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3.  Coles County graduates

Lou and Mary Kay Hencken Scholarship

 Available to a full-time student of at least sophomore grade level. 

Preference will be given to:

  1. CTE majors
  2. students originally from Coles, Douglas, St. Clair, Macoupin or Montgomery Counties

*Student must live in University Housing (exception given to student teachers during semester of award)