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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 as well as other University-wide scholarships. 

Students are also encouraged to visit 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. Scholarship monies will be disbursed in the Spring 2018 or Fall 2018 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. Kinesiology & Sports Studies majors are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Application Period and Due Date:

Students may apply for scholarships from February 1 - March 15, 2018.

All scholarship application forms and supporting materials are due in the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Office (2506 Lantz) no later than 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Notification of Award:

Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Recipients will be invited and honored at the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Awards Day on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

How to apply:

University-wide scholarships and these KSR scholarships are applied for through

Athletic Training ONLY Scholarships

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

Teacher Certification ONLY Scholarships

  • Burke Family Scholarship
  • Dolly J. & H. Gene McFarland Scholarship
  • ZuHone Girls Annual Scholarship

Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Teacher Certification Scholarships

  • Dorothy M. Hart Memorial Scholarship
  • Florence McAfee Scholarship
  • Errett & Mazie Warner Presidential Award
  • William H. Groves Memorial Award


These KSR scholarships are applied for through the KSR Department

Teacher Certification ONLY Scholarships

  • Mike & Phoebe Church Scholarship
  • Robert W. & Laura M. Hussey Scholarship

Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Teacher Certification Scholarships

  • Larry Ankenbrand Scholarship
  • Shannon McNamara Outstanding Physical Education Major Award


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

Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible (see list below). For more detailed information, please download
KSR Scholarships and Eligibility Criteria.



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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