The Cooper Scholarship is awarded to graduate students working in the Human Performance laboratories within the School of Public Health. Preference is given to doctoral students in the biomechanics program who are working on related research.
John Cooper, Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of the School, had a long and distinguished teaching career. He mentored hundreds of students in their pursuit of higher education. Dr. Cooper also made his mark in athletics and is widely recognized as being the first person to use the basketball jump-shot. With his assistance, this scholarship was established in 2002 by his former students, friends, and colleagues.