Kinesiology

Scholarships Available in the Department of Kinesiology

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The KATHLEEN BROPHY SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Kathleen Brophy, retired Professor and Chairperson of Women's Physical Education.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 GPA based on at least 1 academic year at WIU
  • Junior or Senior with at least one term remaining
  • Demonstration of Professional Activities

Application for the Kathleen Brophy Scholarship

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The DITTUS SCHOLARSHIP was established by Loren K. and Jo Anne Dittus. Dr. Dittus served as Professor and Associate Dean, College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).

CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 GPA after 4 semesters/60 semester hours
  • Junior
  • Demonstration of Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Demonstration of Leadership Qualities
  • No transfer students eligible

Application for the Dittus Scholarship

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The WIX GARNER SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of Dr. Charles "Wix" Garner. "Wix" served WIU in the Department of Physical Education from 1937 until his retirement in 1965. He served in many capacities during his tenure at Western; including Director of Athletics on several occasions, and as head football coach, head baseball coach and professor.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 GPA after completion of 5 semesters and minimum of 75 semester hours
  • Attending WIU at least 2 academic years
  • Male
  • Junior
  • Demonstration of Participation and Leadership Qualities in Intercollegiate, Intramural, or Club Sports and/or student activities

Application for the Wix Garner Scholarship

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The WILLIAM HUGHES SCHOLARSHIP was established in the Spring of 1982 to honor Bill Hughes, former Professor and Department Chair of Men's Physical Education. Bill Hughes served as Department Chairperson from 1968 until his retirement in 1982.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 5 semesters completed at WIU
  • 60 semester hours completed at WIU
  • Plan to graduate from WIU

Application for the William Hughes Scholarship

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The KINESIOLOGY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP was established by funds contributed to the department by interested alumni.

CRITERIA:

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • ACT Score of 25 or higher
  • Declared Kinesiology major
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or extra-curricular involvement in high school

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The WILLIAM L. LAKIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by his wife, Mary, and family and friends, in memory of William L. Lakie. Dr. Lakie was Dean of the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) from 1971 until his death in April, 1988.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.5 GPA
  • Graduate student
  • Demonstration of Academic Achievement
  • Demonstration of Extra-curricular professional activities
  • Demonstration of Leadership Qualities in University/Community/Professional Activities

This scholarship moves to a different department each semester. You will find this scholarship application on the RPTA department website for Spring 2019.

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The MATTHEW H. MCGUINESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established by Denise Otto McGuinness, in memory of her son, Matthew. Matthew never attended WIU. However, when he was killed in an auto accident in August, 1988 his mother, a 1959 graduate of WIU, established this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional studies program student (generally, a student 25 years or older who started college later in life; or one whose education was interrupted and is now returning to campus to complete his/her degree).

CRITERIA:

  • 2.75 GPA after 24 semester hours completed at WIU
  • Non-traditional undergraduate student (25 years or older)
  • Male
  • Evidence of involvement in community

Application for the Matthew McGuinness Scholarship

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The MARY ELLEN MCKEE SCHOLARSHIP was established for freshman majoring in Kinesiology. Dr. McKee retired in 1984 after 28 years at WIU in the Physical Education Department.

CRITERIA:

  • One female and one male scholarship available for incoming freshmen
  • Must have an ACT of 21 or higher or be in top 10% of high school graduating class
  • Must have been accepted by WIU at time of application
  • Must maintain GPA of 3.0 over a 4-year term and remain in Kinesiology

Application for the MaryEllen McKee Scholarship

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The M. BERNADINE MINGS SCHOLARSHIP was established for M. Bernadine Mings who was WIU's first athletic academic advisor. As a member of the Physical Education faculty and an athletic advisor she was credited with elevating Western's student-athlete graduation rate among the highest of all NCAA institutions. This scholarship, in her name, is intended especially for those student-athletes who are majoring in Kinesiology.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Junior or Senior Kinesiology Major
  • Current student-athlete of WIU athletic team for at least one academic year
  • Demonstration of positive personal characteristics with strong leadership qualities, sound work ethics, and eagerness toward life's challenges

Application for the M. Bernadine Mings Scholarship


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The PENDERGAST ATHLETIC TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP was established by family and friends in honor of Michael Pendergast, WIU's longest serving Head Athletic Trainer.
 
CRITERIA:

  • Enrolled in WIU's Athletic Training Program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career as an athletic trainer in higher education

Application for the Pendergast Scholarship

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The DORA SHARP SCHOLARSHIP was established by Helen Yeast of Sahaurita, Arizona to honor Dora Sharp, Head of Women's Physical Education at WIU. Ms. Sharp came to Western in 1925 and remained until her retirement in 1943. She came to Western because she had always been interested in helping women who were planning to teach Physical Education.

CRITERIA:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Junior or Senior
  • Female
  • Physical Education Teacher Education Major
  • Must show promise as a teacher

Application for the Dora Sharp Scholarship

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The LOLA "WESTY" WESTENDORF SCHOLARSHIP was established in honor of Lola Westendorf, retired professor of Women's Physical Education and assistant and head coach of Women’s Volleyball.

CRITERIA:

  • 3.25 GPA based on at least 1 academic year at WIU
  • Junior or Senior majoring in Kinesiology
  • Active in department activities
  • Demonstration of Professional Activities

Application for the Lola Westendorf Scholarship

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The HELEN MCCUTCHEON YEAST SCHOLARSHIP was established by Helen McCutcheon-Yeast. Mrs. McCutcheon-Yeast was "literally raised at Western, first grade through college," graduating in 1935. The scholarship is for transfer students majoring in Physical Education.

CRITERIA:

  • Available to incoming transfer students from an Illinois community college
  • Must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours at the community college level
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4 pt. scale)
  • High school and college honors and participation in extra-curricular activities, clubs, and organizations will be considered.

Application for the Helen McCutcheon Yeast Scholarship 

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The DR. MARION BLACKINTON KINESIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP was established by Dr. Marion Blackinton to provide financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior WIU student majoring in one of the degree programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology.

CRITERIA:

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (30+ credit hours earned)
  • Major within the Department of Kinesiology
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to a WIU female student athlete
  • Activity/involvement within the Department of Kinesiology and/or the community

Application for the Dr. Marion Blackinton Scholarship

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The DONNA S. PHILLIPS SCHOLARSHIP was established to honor Dr. Phillips and provide financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior WIU student majoring in one of the degree programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology.

CRITERIA:

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student with a major in the Department of Kinesiology.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Student must be engaged in professional organizations or activities within their chosen field (SHAPE, IAHPERD, NATA, NSCA, ACSM, etc.) and/or professional student associations at WIU (ATSA, DES, APEK, ESSA, etc.).

Application for the Dr. Donna S. Phillips Scholarship

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The GEORGE HERMANN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT was established in December 2013 to assist students with financial need.

CRITERIA:

  • Graduate standing in Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology
  • Enrolled in classes full time
  • 3.0 undergraduate cumulative grade point average
  • Demonstrated financial need

Application for the George Hermann Graduate Scholarship in Sport Management

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Dietetics and Nutrition and Foodservice Management (NFSM)

LILA S. LINDER SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

Eligibility for this scholarship requires that students: (freshmen only)

  • be a high school graduate in the upper 20% of their class or have an ACT total score of 20 or better
  • must be majoring in Dietetics or NFSM and a full time student at Western Illinois University during the scholarship period
  • must demonstrate dependability, leadership, and service to high school and/or community

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Lila S. Linder Scholarship

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ROSCOE G. LINDER SCHOLARSHIP 

CRITERIA:

The recipient must:

  • be a sophomore majoring in Dietetics or NFSM at Western Illinois University
  • be a sophomore who has completed at least 30 semester hours at Western Illinois University and plans to graduate from the University
  • have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • be a full-time student during the scholarship period
  • have completed at least 6 semester hours in Dietetics or NFSM at Western Illinois University

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Roscoe G. Linder Scholarship

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NANCY NEELEY SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must:

  • be a major in Dietetics or NFSM at Western Illinois University
  • be a full time student during the scholarship period
  • show evidence of intent to graduate from the University
  • demonstrate dependability, leadership, and service

The freshman applicant must:

  • be a high school graduate in the upper 20% of the graduating class OR have an ACT of 20 or above
  • be registered as a full-time student at Western Illinois University

The sophomore applicant must:

  • be a full-time student at WIU when applying
  • have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • have completed at least 6 semester hours in Dietetics or NFSM
  • be classified as a sophomore at WIU for the entire year of the scholarship

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Nancy Neeley Scholarship

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SARAH MINER SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must:

  • be majoring in Dietetics or NFSM at Western Illinois University
  • be a full time student during the scholarship period
  • be a junior, senior, or fifth year student
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in Dietetics or NFSM

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Sarah Miner Scholarship

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MARION SYMPSON SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must have:

  • Dietetics or NFSM student completing an internship during the award period. (typically the summer before or after the senior year)
  • Be a student majoring in Dietetics or NFSM at Western Illinois University.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above.
  • Complete an internship immediately after completion of all required coursework or with the permission of the department chair.
  • Seniors must have completed at least 30 semester hours in Dietetics or NFSM coursework at Western Illinois University.
  • Show a strong interest and involvement in Dietetics or Nutrition clubs and employment.
  • Preference will be given to students completing unpaid internships.
  • There is no citizenship requirement.

Scholarship is not renewable.

Application for the Marian Sympson Internship Scholarship

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DOROTHY HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must have:

  • a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • completed a minimum of 15 SH in Dietetics or NFSM
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Dorothy Holland Scholarship

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CHEF JOHN LAWRENCE SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

  • To be eligible for this scholarship a student should:
  • be a Dietetics major
  • have Junior or Senior standing when the scholarship funding is to be received
  • write a narrative describing their dedication to the profession of dietetics and dietetic related activities that the student has participated

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Chef John Lawrence Endowed Scholarship

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NOLA AND LaVERN MCENTIRE  SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must:

  • be a student pursuing the degree in Dietetics
  • have junior standing (60 hours or more) by the end of the semester of application.
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 is required.
  • be a U.S. citizen

In addition to completing the application form, the student must submit to the Department Chair:

  • Dietetics or Nutrition faculty person addressing leadership and service within the Department and University community
  • an employer and/or community organization sponsor addressing evidence of service within the  University or community
  • another individual addressing evidence of service and leadership

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Nola and Lavern McEntire Scholarship

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MARGARET LAVERY SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA:

The recipient must:

  • be a Dietetics major
  • have a 3.2 GPA
  • have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit

Students must reapply if renewal is sought.

Application for the Margaret Lavery Scholarship

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