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EIU Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Departmental Scholarships

Below you can find information related to scholarships offered through the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department. KSR and University-wide scholarship information can be found on the EIU Financial Aid Site

KSR Scholarships:

All KSR scholarships are awarded based on evaluation of the student's application materials and faculty recommendations. In order to apply, students must currently be enrolled at EIU. During the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, students will apply for scholarships that will be awarded in the Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 semesters. In order to receive scholarship funds, students must be registered for classes the semester monies are disbursed.

Many scholarships list a required major in Physical Education. Exercise Science, Sport Management, and K-12 Teacher Certification students are eligible to apply for these scholarships if offered within their specialty area.

Application Periods and Due Dates:

Students may apply for Spring 2020 scholarships from September 1-October 31, 2019. 

Students may apply for Fall 2020 scholarships from November 1, 2019-March 15, 2020.


How to apply:

University-wide scholarships and KSR scholarships are applied for through

Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department Scholarship Opportunities:

Athletic Training ONLY Scholarships

  • Athletic Training Scholarship
  • Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Larson Athletic Training Scholarship

Teacher Certification ONLY Scholarships

  • Burke Family Scholarship
  • Mike & Phoebe Church Scholarship
  • Robert W. & Laura M. Hussey Scholarship
  • Dolly J. & H. Gene McFarland Scholarship
  • Dr. Bill and Lill Thiel Kinesiology and Sports Studies Scholarship
  • ZuHone Girls Annual Scholarship

Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Teacher Certification Scholarships

  • Larry Ankenbrand Scholarship
  • Stanley & Francis Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Dorothy M. Hart Memorial Scholarship
  • Florence McAfee Scholarship
  • Shannon McNamara Outstanding Physical Education Major Award
  • Errett & Mazie Warner Presidential Award
  • William H. Groves Memorial Award

 Recreation ONLY Scholarships

  • Gretchen Sue Denton Memorial Scholarship
  • Dorthe L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
  • Ewen "Lefty" Bryden Alumni Scholarship
  • William A. Smith Scholarship in Recreation Administration
  • William and Melissa Higelmire Department of Recreation Administration Student of the Year Award



Scholarships play a vital role in making higher education more affordable and accessible to students and their families. That’s why we created our easy-to-use EIU Scholarship Search, which helps you explore all the scholarship and award opportunities available at Eastern. Admitted students can log in and see more personalized scholarship information based on their academic profile. If you have any questions about the EIU Scholarship Search site, please contact Brad Green, Director of Development Services at 217-581- 3313 or

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Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

2506 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL
(217) 581-2215
Fax: (217) 581-7973

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