Fellowships

Graduate school fellowships

If you are currently an admitted graduate student in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, you may be eligible for one of the fellowships listed below. 

Eligibility criteria for these awards vary. Some of these considerations include demonstration of academic excellence, leadership in extracurricular activities, and financial need. Students are encouraged to discuss these award and fellowship possibilities with their academic advisors. Award amounts vary, based on funding availability.

Announcements are sent to all currently enrolled students in the spring semester with instructions for applying for fellowships to be awarded for the following academic year.

Supports scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the School of Public Health who have demonstrated financial need, demonstrated a personal lifestyle of physical fitness through healthy exercise, health nutrition and social activity, and have a passion for Health and Wellness that is service oriented through helping people make healthy lifestyle choices including such things as the avoidance of tobacco and illegal drugs. Preference will be given to undergraduate student enrolled in the B.S. in Public Health Fitness and Wellness program or to graduate students enrolled in the physical Activity Masters of Public Health program.

Scholarship awarded to students in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies meeting the following criteria: 1. The student must be a junior, first semester senior, or a graduate student with at least one academic year remaining before graduation. 2. The student must be in the upper 30% of his or her class with respect to grade point average within the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies. Graduate students must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.4 based on a 4.0 scale. 3. The student must officially be enrolled on a full-time basis in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health. The student may be enrolled in any of the Department's academic options. 4. The student must demonstrate financial need and a positive attitude.

Bruce Hronek was a faculty member in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies for many years following a successful career with the National Forest Service. He has diverse interest areas but specializes in legal liability and recreation resources management. Hronek and his wife, Sylvia, began funding an annual undergraduate award in 1996 and established an endowment to fund the award in perpetuity in 2004.

Scholarship awarded to graduate students working in the School's human performance laboratories, with preference given to doctoral students in biomechanics 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.

Students with the following eligibility may be awarded the Crane Fund for Widows and Children Fellowship/Scholarship; pursuing a major in Applied Health Science, widows and children of men who, at their death, have left their families without adequate means of support, deserving families of men upon whom they are dependent for support but, because of age or other disability, are unable to adequately support their families; students with disabilities and financial need.

The Crane Fund for Widows and Children is sponsored by the Crane Company of Stamford, Connecticut. Dr. Tony Pantaleoni, a graduate of the Department of Applied Health Science, is a vice president at Crane and has been instrumental in directing this assistance to the School of Public Health.

Students in majors under the Department of Applied Health Science are eligible for the Dale W. Evans Scholarship. Preference is given to those studying health education for teaching in a K-12 school or university setting, and second preference will be given to students pursuing a major within the Department of Applied Health Science.

Dale W. Evans and his wife, Stephanie Eatmon, created this scholarship to support students studying the field which Dr. Evans spent his career building upon. After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the George Williams College, Dr. Evans graduated from Indiana University with a Doctorate in Health and Safety in 1969. He continued his career in academia as professor, teacher, and researcher, first at the University of Houston and then California State University-Long Beach. Dr. Evans' major interests include professional preparation of health teachers and he has spent time leading professional development health education courses in American schools overseas.

The Davies, Jones and Mosely Fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Public Health who are pursuing a degree in the either the Recreation or Adapted Physical Education. The fellowship rotates between the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies and the Department of Kinesiology each year.

This scholarship was established by Dr. Kenneth Mosely who received his BS from Morgan State University in 1970, a MS from Kansas State University in 1973, and a doctorate in Physical Education from Indiana University in 1976. Dr. Mosely created the Davies, Jones and Mosely Scholarship to memorialize Dr. Evelyn Davies and Dr. Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Jr. Both individuals played a key role in his life. Dr. Jones received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (now named the School of Public Health) in 1960 and 1961. Dr. Davies was an advisor and professor and served as Dr. Mosely's advisor and a key member of his dissertation committee. She also employed him as graduate teaching assistant for the Adapted Physical Education Program and was a pioneer educator in the field of adapted physical education.

The Scholarship will be awarded annually to master's degree level students in Applied Health Science who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better and who is pursuing studies in the area of school health or public health.

This scholarship was first established in 1990 by friends, former students, family, and colleagues in honor of Donald J. Ludwig, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Health and Safety Education (now called the Department of Applied Health Science).

The Dr. Anita Aldrich Research Fellowship Award supportsresearch fellowships for graduate students who pursue the study of laboratory sciences and mathematics in a public health setting. This gift is designed to increase opportunities for graduate students, especially for women, to study in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, exercise physiology, motor control, motor learning and the nutrition sciences fields. Preference will be given to women.

Dr. Anita Aldrich was an author, teacher, administrator, and most important, a leader, establishing a pattern of being the first woman to serve in many roles at Indiana University and the greater community. While her professional training was in education with an emphasis on physical education, she was passionate about advocating opportunities for women and promoting opportunities for learning.

The Edna F. Munro Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to a student with a major in the School of Public Health.

In 1928, Edna Munro was appointed as director of the Department of Physical Education for Women on the Bloomington campus. Later, in 1946, Munro was named the first Chair of the Department of Physical Education for Women of the newly established School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, which is now named the School of Public Health. This award was made possible by proceeds from her estate and from special gifts from her sister, Mary Munro, who enjoyed following the activities of the school for many years.

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate student(s) in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies.

The Garrett G. Eppley Fellowship/Scholarship honors the founder and first chair of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies (19471962). Eppley served as a teacher, school principal, recreation director, planner, field services director, and university administrator. This award was made possible through a provision in Eppley's estate.

Awarded to a graduate student who are involved in research projects in human performance with preference given for any graduate student research that is part of the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming as approved by the Center Director.

Following the untimely passing of Dr. Hal Morris in January of 2005, funds were donated by friends and his former students to the Indiana University Foundation in honor of Hal's long term commitment and support of Human Performance. This is one of the many legacies Dr. Morris left behind at IU.

Intended to support a masters or doctoral level graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology within the School of Public Health. Preference will be given to students who are conducting research pertaining to women's health and who have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Stephanie Hinton, MS'98, created this scholarship in 2014 to provide financial support to graduate students within the Department of Kinesiology. While pursuing her masters degree within the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Ms. Hinton was a recipient of two travel grants and the Lucile M. Swift –Mona M. Russell Scholarship. She now wants to give back to Indiana University and honor Joel Stager, who served as her advisor, and Dave Tanner, who provided statistics support during her masters thesis.

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Student has previously worked (either paid or volunteer) in a parks and recreation setting during his /her undergraduate or graduate education. Preference is given to those in financial need. Preferred Qualifications (but not required): 1) Membership in a national or state association related to parks and recreation. 2) Major emphasis in Park and Recreation Management. 3) Career goals related to parks and recreation.

The Indiana University Executive Development Program is a continuing education program for parks and recreation professionals. The program was established in 1967 and offers education opportunities focusing on leadership and management skill development. The scholarship was created to recognize and assist future park and recreation professionals. The IU Executive Development Program is directed by Dr. Julie Knapp and coordinated with the help of the IU EDP Board of Directors. Their commitment to the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies and the Executive Development Program has led them to establish the IU Executive Development Program Scholarship for Park and Recreation Students to benefit undergraduate and graduate students who have worked in Parks and Recreation during their undergraduate or graduate education at Indiana University and who are actively pursuing a career in parks and recreation.

Available to either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of Public Health on the Bloomington campus who has demonstrated financial need, has a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and is enrolled in any online gerontology or public health program within the School. Preference will be given to a student athlete who is not receiving any other cholarship.

Scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who meets the following criteria: 1. Candidates must be doctoral students admitted to the School of Public Health and the Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. 2. The student must be enrolled in residence as a full-time student (10-12 graduate hours) or be working on a dissertation on a full-time basis. 3. The student must demonstrate active participation in professional organizations; such as ASHA, APHA, NSC, Eta Sigma Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, AAHE, and /or other organizations. 4. The student must demonstrate satisfactory progress in a doctoral program. 5. The student must have financial need.

J.K. Rash was the first recipient of the HSD, doctorate of health and safety, in 1949 and was immediately made a member of the faculty, later serving as professor and chair for twenty years. During his tenure, Dr. Rash was involved with approximately 100 doctoral dissertations. This scholarship was funded by Dr. Rash, his family, friends, and former students.

The John R. Endwright Fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding graduate students pursuing a career in teaching in the Department of Kinesiology and who have demonstrated financial need.

John R. Endwright, former Dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) that is now named the School of Public Health, devoted his entire professional career to administration, teaching, and counseling in the field of Physical Education. He is known by hundreds of school people as “Mr. Indiana Physical Educator” and was instrumental in helping to establish the School of HPER at Indiana University. This scholarship was established in honor of his memory by his wife, Martha Endwright and their family and friends. Funds were also added to the account after the passing of Martha Endwright in February of 2011.

The Joyce F. Arthur Fellowship in Applied Health Science supports fellowships for doctoral students pursuing a PhD in Health Behavior who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 on a 4 point scale. Preference is given to those who participate in a national professional organization related to public health, health education, and/or health behavior and those who have completed volunteer work.

This fellowship was created in 2013 in honor of Joyce F. Arthur's 50 years of service to Indiana University and the School of Public Health-Bloomington. The donors wish to acknowledge the dedication, loyalty, and legacy of Joyce F. Arthur, Assistant to the Chairperson for the Department of Applied Health Science.

This gift is be used to support scholarships for graduate students in the School of Public Health who are pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Social and Behavioral Health in the Department of Applied Health Science. Preference will be given to students who are completing their required field experience during the last semester of their degree program.

Scholarship shall be awarded, one to an undergrad (applicant must be of junior standing who will be entering his or her senior year) and one to a graduate student in the School of Public Health, who have demonstrated a desire to complete requirements for the degree being sought. The recipients shall demonstrate initiative, character, need and scholastic achievement of potential candidates. The scholarships are to be used to assist the recipients in the payment of tuition, fees and/or book costs.

A sholarship or fellowship is awaded to a needy and deserving student, interested in the field of nutrition and who is willing to conduct research in the area of nutrition.

This fellowship supports graduate students in the School of Public Health who are pursuing a Ph.D. and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Annual scholarship for a woman graduate student with a declared major in Kinesiology. To receive the Scholarship, the applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Preference will be given to those who, through their vitae and work experience, exhibit the following characteristics: integrity, professionalism and dedication to their chosen field.

Marjorie Phillips was the first woman at Indiana University to be given the prestigious Frederic Bachman Lieber Award for distinguished teaching. Serving on the university committee for the Improvement of Teaching, as well as being widely renowned for her publications and her unusual research abilities, her contributions to Indiana University were invaluable. This scholarship was established in her honor by her colleagues, Dean Summers and Hilda Sherwin, as well as several students and friends of Phillips.

The purpose of the Martilu Puthoff Scholarship is to provide need-based tuition scholarships to qualified students within the Department of Kinesiology. At least one scholarship is awarded annually.

Martilu Puthoff's extensive academic achievements began when she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at Marshall University. She was later awarded her doctorate of Physical Education from Indiana University in 1969. Her teaching career began at St. Joseph's High School in Huntington, West Virginia, followed by tenure at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Dr. Puthoff served as Dean of Physical Education at  State University of New York College, Brockport, and subsequently retired as Dean of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Northern Colorado. She then moved to Fairfield, Ohio, where she completed a new career as Career Account Representative with the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC). She passed away in 2012.

Scholarships awarded annually to graduate students majoring in occupational safety or safety management respectively who best meet the following qualifications: A. Admitted as a major in the Department of Applied Health Science; B. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduate students; C. Preference shall be given to students with an "improving track record," who are achieving at the highest level of their ability; D. Preference shall also be given to students with financial need. Minority students and those from non-traditional educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Applied Health Science with a major in the field of safety education. Preference will be given to a distinguished graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who shows promise in this area of study. The scholarship may also be given to a qualifying undergraduate student. This award may be given to a qualifying student at either the IU Bloomington or the IU Southeast campus. (Minimum value of scholarship is $500)

Ron Hall was a member of the faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science from 1981 until his death in December 2001. His areas of instruction included safety, occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) standards, accident investigation, and safety management. This award was established in his memory by his family.

It is the intent of the Donor that income from this gift to use to support a Doctoral Research Fellowship Recipient shall meet the following qualifications: Doctoral Student in the School conducting historical research in the fields of health, physical education, or recreation. The fellowship should be awarded to the doctoral student submitting the best dissertation proposal for historical research in the School, regardless of program, study area or degree program. If, after review and rating by the School committee, proposals submitted by students from all departments are rated equally, then the highest rated proposal submitted by a doctoral students in Applied Health Science should be given priority for the fellowship, If a male and a female are tied for the best proposal, than the female student should be given preference.

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student with a GPA of 3.24 or above. Must have completed two full semesters after being admitted to a major program in the Department of Applied Health Science. Enrolled for at least 12 credit hours in current semester. Written statement of professional goals and how they will be attained. Restricted to students with a major in nutrition, dietetics, or human development/family studies.

Ruth Griswold was an Indiana University nutrition faculty member from 1951 through 1966 in the Home Economics Department under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences. She believed in the notion of home economics, which included nutrition, dietetics, human development and family studies, as well as textiles, clothing, consumer education, interior design, and home economics education. This scholarship, established in 1967, is a result of royalties from her nutrition textbook, The Experimental Study of Foods (1962).

The Ryan White Legacy Fellowship is awarded to graduate students pursuing a Master of Public Health degree with preference given to students studying AIDS/STD prevention and/or sexual education.

The donors of this fellowship wish to honor the legacy of Ryan White, the rural Indiana youth who contracted HIV at age 13 from tainted blood products given for his hemophilia. Ryan became the national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his illness. He died April 8, 1990. In his honor, "The Ryan White Care Act", the single largest federal program designed for people with HIV in the United States, was created in 1990. In 2009, the Indiana University Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) established the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award. Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan's mother, was the first recipient of this prestigious award.

Annual scholarship for a woman graduate student with a declared major in Kinesiology. To receive the Scholarship, the applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Preference will be given to those who, through their vitae and work experience, exhibit the following characteristics: integrity, professionalism and dedication to their chosen field.

This fellowship was created by John and Arlene Schrader. John Schrader has been a member of the School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty since 1975. He has worked extensively with virtually all IU's men's and women's athletics teams; supervises Graduate Athletic Trainers in the sports medicine facilities of IU's NCAA Division I Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; and is an excellent resource in all areas of sports medicine including injury and injury prevention, children and adolescents in athletics, nutrition, conditioning, and the treatment of orthopedic and other musculoskeletal injuries. Arlene Schrader has served the greater Bloomington community as an ardent advocate of education at all levels with a focus on elementary aged children from disadvantaged circumstances. She has utilized her education degree and teaching skills to serve as an instructional assistant in elementary schools for many years in the Monroe County Community School system.

The Spike Dixon Athletic Training Scholarship/Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in the athletic training major. To receive the scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications: 1. High academic achievement. 2. Evidence of both success and promise in the profession of athletic training. 3. Professional involvement in his/her chosen career. 4. Evidence of dedication to making athletic training a life-long career.

Spike Dixon was the head athletic trainer at Indiana University from 1946 until 1961, at which time he became the associate head trainer in order to devote more time to the teaching of athletic training skills. He was one of the founders of the National Athletic Training Association. In 1986, family, alumni, and friends established this award in his honor.

The Updyke/President's Challenge Fellowship gift is to be used to support fellowships for students pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Public Health who are preparing for a career significantly related to the study, development, and/or promotion of physical fitness, are intending to pursue a thesis or dissertation track, have demonstrated a commitment to the development of improved levels of physical fitness in the general population or subgroups, and faithfully attend to the development and maintenance of their personal physical fitness status.

Preference is to be given to students possessing a broad undergraduate degree (e.g. Liberal Arts) who demonstrate evidence of a sound science background and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Reference letter describing evidence of strong moral character required.

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