Below you can find information related to scholarships offered through the KSS department as well as other University-wide scholarships.
Students are also encouraged to visit the EIU Financial Aid Site.
All Kinesiology and Sports Studies 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 2017 or Fall 2017 semesters (see Application Form/Check Sheet for more information). 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.
Students may apply for scholarships from February 1 - February 28, 2017.
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 Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Notification of Award:
Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified by Friday, April 14, 2017.
Recipients will be invited and honored at the Kinesiology & Sports Studies Awards Day on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
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 KSS Scholarships and Eligibility Criteria.
Exercise Science, Sport Management, and Teacher Certification Scholarships
Florence McAfee Scholarship
Dorothy M. Hart Memorial Scholarship
Larry Ankenbrand Scholarship
William H. Groves Memorial Award
Shannon McNamara Outstanding Physical Education Major Award
Errett & Mazie Warner Presidential Award
Barbara Snow Award
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
ZuHone Girls Annual Scholarship
|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 Scholarship|
|Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship|
|Dr. John Guckert Memorial Award|
|Dwight & Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship|
|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|
|Rory and Gail Heltsley Steidl Scholarship|
|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|