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As a student within the Kinesiology and Sports Studies Department, you are probably eligible for a number of program-specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. Using this simple search engine, we can provide you with a list of these awards and more information about each scholarship's application requirements.


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.

48 scholarships match your exact criteria.

2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Anam Cara Scholar Fund
Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
Barbara Snow Award
Betty Wright Downing Award
Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
Burke Family Scholarship
Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dolly J and H. Gene McFarland Kinesiology & Sports Studies Scholarship
Dorothy M. Hart Memorial Scholarship
Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Larson Athletic Training Scholarship
Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Sch
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
Dr. John Guckert Memorial Award
Dwight & Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Sch
Education Scholars Award
EIU and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award
Errett Warner Award in Phys. Ed
Florence McAfee Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
Kate Booker Stapp Scholarship
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
L. Joyce Taylor Student Teaching Sch
Larry J. Ankenbrand Physical Education Sch
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship
Lincoln, Florence, & Bonita Woodyard Ed. Sch
McCoy Family Sch
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Phoebe and Mike Church Scholarship
Ray & Evelyn Duncan Teaching Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
Robert W. and Laura M. Hussey Scholarship
Ronald A. Wilson Scholarship
Ronald E. Gholson Endowed Faculty & Student Service Award
Shannon McNamara Outstanding Phys Ed
Sue Nichols OBrien Sch
The EIU Adult Fitness Program Outstanding Graduate Annual Scholarship
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Thomas Woodall Exercise Science Scholarship
Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology
William H. Groves Memorial Award
Williams Travel Grants
ZuHone Girls Annual Scholarship