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.
The Dr. Anita Aldrich Research Fellowship Award supports research fellowships for graduate students who pursue the study of laboratory sciences and mathematics in a public health setting. The award 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.
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 Joyce F. Arthur Fellowship in Applied Health Science supports fellowships for doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. 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.
The Cooper Fellowship 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.
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.
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. Recipient(s) shall be chosen by a committee composed of one graduate level faculty member for each of three academic departments: Applied Health Science; Kinesiology; and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies.
Awarded to a graduate student at a masters or doctoral level, the Gallahue-Morris Graduate Research Fellowship is given to those studying motor learning, motor control, or motor development.
Dr. Melissa Heston was a graduate student at Indiana University from 1980 to 1989 and majored in Motor Development and Educational Psychology. During her time as a student, Dr. Heston developed a deep respect for two of her professors, Dr. Hal Morris and Dr. David Gallahue. To recognize these esteemed faculty members, Dr. Heston established the Gallahue-Morris Graduate Research Award in 1998.
The Hal Morris Research Fellowship is awarded to graduate students with research projects in human performance. Preference is 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 student, the Hinton, Stager, and Tanner Women's Health Research Fellowship is awarded to students within the Department of Kinesiology with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, preference will be given to students who are researching women's health.
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.
The J.K. Rash Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students in Applied Health Science who are enrolled as full-time students or who are working full-time on a dissertation. Recipients must demonstrate evidence of active participation in professional organizations.
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 Lohrmann Family Fellowship is used to support fellowships for graduate students enrolled in the Professional Health Education concentrations of the Master of Public Health program. Recipients will have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to those with a record of volunteer service.
The Lohrmann Family Fellowship, was established by David and Julie Lohrmann in 2013 for support of MPH students within the School of Public Health. Dr. David K. Lohrmann currently serves as chairperson for the Department of Applied Health Science. His research interests include school health promotion programs and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention. Dr. Julie A. Lohrmann is a psychotherapist and licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist.
The Donald J. Ludwig Fellowship is awarded to a master's degree level student in the Department of Applied Health Science. Preference is given to those pursuing studies in the area of school health or public health and who have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale.
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).
Annual fellowship for a women graduate student with a declared major in Kinesiology. 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. The recipient shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee in the Department of Kinesiology.
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.
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.
The Namaste Health Behavior Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to students pursuing a doctorate in Health Behavior within the Department of Applied Health Science. Preference is given toward students working on their dissertation.
Dr. Brandon Eggleston created the Namaste Health Behavior Doctoral Fellowship in honor of the efforts of doctoral students in the Department of Applied Health Science and to support them in their efforts to complete their dissertation. Dr. Eggleston received his MPH from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2004 and his PhD in health behavior from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009.
Applicants must be accepted into a SPH masters and/or doctoral program and plan to enroll in the subsequent fall semester.
Domestic and international students are eligible.
If a domestic student, be an underrepresented minority, URM, in their particular discipline. The term URM includes. African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, or Pacific Islanders/Native Hawaiians.
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.
The Schrader Family Fellowship is awarded to second year master's athletic training students who have made a positive impact on the athletic training program and their fellow students. Preference is given to out-of-state students.
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.