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Kinesiology

Health & Physical Education Scholarships

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Kinesiology

Address:
Dr. Frank Fry
206 Sturzbecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383


Email: ffry@wcupa.edu
Phone: (610)-436-2260 or 2610
Fax: (610)-436-2860

General Scholarship Requirements: Department of Kinesiology

Scholarships offered to students enrolled in one of the majors within the Kinesiology Department are awarded on various criteria which reflect the values and purposes of the donor or the founder of the award. The attached is a brief description of each scholarship.

Please note eligibility for each specific scholarship and make sure you meet those requirements before applying.

The deadline for submitting an application is April 7th. Scholarships are awarded in the Fall semester, unless otherwise noted.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

You must currently be enrolled in one of the baccalaureate degree programs in the Kinesiology Department and have an active class schedule. Here's what you need to do to apply for a scholarship in the Kinesiology Department:

  • You must review and meet the individual scholarship's criteria that are outlined the individual scholarship applications.
  • You must DOWNLOAD, FILL OUT, SAVE WITH YOUR NAME AND NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP AS 'SAVE AS' AND submit an online application with all the required fields completed. Completed applications are to be submitted via the individual scholarship's Application D2L Dropbox.
  • You must submit a one page resume along with your application describing HOW you meet the requirements of that specific scholarship criteria and WHY you think you deserve to be awarded the scholarship. These two documents (resume and completed application) should be submitted along into the individual scholarship's Application Dropbox.

 

Overview of Scholarships

1.  Department of Kinesiology Scholarship:                                   3 recipients in 2017            Award: $1,000.00   

Criteria:   Sophomore, junior or senior Kinesiology students having completed at least one full year of coursework at West Chester University.  Overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher.  Additional criteria include campus contributions, citizenship, character, and professional ability or contribution.  Awards must be used for college expenses.

2.  Kinesiology HPE Undergraduate Scholarship:                          1 recipient in 2017            Award: $1,000.00 

Criteria:   Sophomore, junior or senior Kinesiology students having completed at least one full year of coursework at West Chester University.  Overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher.  Additional criteria include campus contributions, citizenship, character, and professional ability or contribution.  Awards must be used for college expenses.

3.  Earle C. Waters Scholarship:                                                      2 recipients in 2017            Award:  $1,000.00

Criteria:   Any student having completed their first academic year with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program.  Recipient must demonstrate financial need and qualities of a well-rounded student citizen by orderly participation in, and significant contribution to, the success of  university or community-sponsored activities.

4.  Winifred Piersol Reeser '43 Endowed Scholarship:                  2 recipients in 2017            Award:  $1,000.00

Criteria:  Upperclassman who is committed to the field of Kinesiology and maintains a GPA of at least 3.0.

5.  David Konitzer Memorial Endowed Scholarship:                      1 recipient in 2017            Award:  $500.00  

Criteria:  Sophomore, junior, or senior with a 3.0 or better GPA and whose major interest is to teach physical education.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need, enjoy working with children and show athletic ability.  Renewable provided recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA at West Chester University.

6.  Anne M. Schaub Memorial Endowed Scholarship:                   2 recipients in 2017            Award:  $500.00

CriteriaSecond semester female in the Teacher Certification Program.  This scholarship is intended to perpetuate the attributes of a woman who gave so much of  herself  to others at West Chester.  Requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.0, leadership potential, well-rounded university, departmental & professional activities, membership in the Majors Club, good character and financial need.

7.  Herb Lee Scholarship:                                                                3 recipients in 2017            Award: $1,000.00

Criteria:   Any student in the Department of Kinesiology having completed 45 credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.0.  Recipient must demonstrate a commitment to service in the community and at WCU as well as the qualities of a well-rounded student.

8.  The Scott Robinson Mem. Adapted Phys Activ Scholarship      2 recipients in 2017      Award:  $1,000.00          

Criteria:   Student studying advanced physical activities and volunteering in adapted physical activity programs.  Applicants must submit a 1 page single-spaced typed essay on the topic of advocating for physcial activity, health  and wellness for children with disabilities.

9.  The Danielle Holmes Mem. Adapted PE Scholarship               2 recipients in 2017      Award:  $100.00 

Criteria:   Student studying in Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities Minor.  Awards will be granted at the completion of KIN 253 – Adapted Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. 

10.  The Joan M. Auten Kinesiology HPE Scholarship                  4 recipients in 2017            Award: $1,000.00

Criteria:  Third or fourth year student in the Teacher Certification Program who has demonstrated a commitment  to teaching; financial need (FASFA) and a minimum GPA of 2.5at the time of application.

11.  The Barbara Leighton Karas ’65 Mem. Kines Scholarship     2 recipients in 2017            Award: $1,000.00

Criteria:  Undergraduate junior or senior Kinesiology student having completed at least 60 credits in the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification Program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a record of service and excellent performance in several areas at the university.  Students must submit an essay about their career aspirations in teaching and coaching Physical Education with application.

12.  The Lloyd Wilkinson ’57 Elementary PE Scholarship             4 recipients in 2017            Award: $1000.00

Criteria:  Incoming freshman committed to pursuing a teaching career specializing in elementary physical education and intending to enroll in the Department of Kinesiology Teacher Certification Program.  Preference given to students with experience working or volunteering in programs/services for special needs children.  Applicant must be a United States citizen with special consideration afforded to veterans of military service, as well as ROTC and Marine OCS candidates.  Applicants must submit a short biography emphasizing experiences that inspired interest in, or served to provide preparation for chosen field of study.   

13.  The Elinor Z. Taylor ’43 Scholarship                                       1 recipient in 2017            Award: $500.00

Criteria:  The recipient will be an academically sound female student who is majoring in Kinesiology and has demonstrated financial need.  The student must be entering her third year at WCU, have a 3.0 grade point average, and be a resident of Chester County.  Special consideration shall be given to a student who shows an interest in officiating sports.  However, this is not a requirement to receive the scholarship.

14.  The Joan Auten Women’s Intramural Sports Scholarship     1 recipient in 2017            Award: $1000.00

Criteria:  The recipient will be a female who has completed the freshman year.  Be a serious and capable student maintaining a GPA of at least a 2.0.  Demonstrated financial need.  Not be a participant in the intercollegiate sports program.  Be an enthusiastic and sportsman like participant in the intramural sports program.

15.  The Jeanne Cross Scholarship                                                 2 recipients in 2017            Award: $1000.00

Criteria:  The recipient will be an incoming first-year student who intends to major in Kinesiology.  This student must have demonstrated financial need.

16.  The Lenfest Foundation Scholarship                                       2 recipients in 2017            Award: $1000.00

Criteria:  The recipient must have graduated from one of the comprehensive public high schools in Philadelphia.

17.  The Tommy Slater Adapted PE Scholarship                           1 recipient in 2017            Award: $500.00

Criteria:  The recipient must be involved in the Adapted Physical Education program within the Department of Kinesiology, who has volunteered in adapted physical education, disability sports, Special Olympics, or the Adapted Lifetime Fitness program for at least 20 hours.

18.  The Monita Lank Scholarship                                                  1 recipient in 2017            Award: $750.00

Criteria:  The recipient will be an undergraduate student enrolled in the Exercise Science program in the Department of Kinesiology.  The student should be at least a junior, having successfully completed at least 24 credits of Exercise Science core courses with no grade lower than a B-minus, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all courses.

19.  The Norman Cochran Scholarship                                          1 recipients in 2017            Award: $1000.00

Criteria:  The recipient will be a Kinesiology major with demonstrated financial need to be selected by the department chair.

20.  The Joesph Edwards Scholarship                                             0 recipients in 2016            Award: $00.00

21.  The Nelson Stratton Scholarship      No award allocated by KIN Dept Scholarship Committee in 2016

Criteria:  The recipient will be a Kinesiology major in Junior year and have a grade point average 3.0 or better, including (if a transfer student) credits from course work at another institution of higher learning.  Will have completed a minimum of 30 credits at WCU.  Will provide Awards Committee with at least one letter of recommendation unsing the Awards Committee Recommendation Form from a current Kinesiology Department faculty member.  Also considered will be the recipient’s leadership qualities, dedication to athletics, physical fitness and wellness, communication skills, and integrity and character.

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