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.

The School of Public Health Alumni Board Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to students who participate in activities that increase alumni and student engagement activities for the benefit of the school.

The School of Public Health Alumni Association Board is dedicated to enriching the lives of alumni through tangible services, meaningful relationships, continuing education opportunities, and active involvement with the School of Public Health and Indiana University.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The Garrett G. Eppley Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to distinguished students, as evidenced by their academic and scholarly excellence, studying within the Department of 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.

Students in majors under the Department of Applied Health Science are eligible for the Dale W. Evans Fellowship/Scholarship. Preference is given to those studying health education for teaching in a K–12 school or university setting. The number, amount, and recipients of the scholarship are determined by a scholarship committee of the School of Public Health.

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.

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students with an emphasis in Park and Recreation Management, the IU Executive Development Program Fellowship/Scholarship for Park and Recreation Students is given to students with a GPA of 3.3 or more on a 4.0 scale.

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.

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 Ruth Mary Griswold Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in nutrition, dietetics, or human development and family studies with a GPA of 3.25 or above on 4.0 scale. Applications include written statements of professional goals and how they will be attained.

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).

Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Applied Health Science with a major in the field of safety education may receive the Ron Hall Fellowship/Scholarship. Preference is given to a distinguished graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale who shows promise in this area of study.

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.

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.

This fellowship/scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies who are juniors or first semester seniors or graduate students with at least one academic year remaining before graduation. The undergraduate student must be in the upper 30% of his or her class with respect to GPA. Graduate students must have a minimum of a 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students 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.

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.

Available to either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the School of Public Health-Bloomington who is enrolled in any online program, with priority given to gerontology or public health program. Recipient should have demonstrated financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student athlete who is not receiving any other fellowship/scholarship.

Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in healthcare services, particularly related to the treatment of physical and mental disabilities, are eligible for this fellowship/scholarship. Recipients must have evidence of active participation in volunteer or work experiences for this purpose and future career aspirations reflecting the spirit of this award are required.

The Carter Littell Memorial Fellowship/Scholarship was created and funded by the family and friends of Carter W. Littell, BS'72, who passed at the early age of 40.

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).

Adrienne Luegers Memorial Fellowship/Scholarship

Supports fellowships/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 Master of Public Health program. The fellowship/scholarship amount will be a minimum of $1,000. The number, amounts, and recipients of the fellowship/scholarship will be determined by the Kinesiology Department Scholarship Committee of the school, in conjunction with the coordinators of the B.S. in Public Health/Fitness and Wellness program and the coordinator of the Master in Public Health-Physical Activity program.

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 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.

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.

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.

Scholarships awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in occupational safety or safety management respectively who best meet the following qualifications:

  1. Admitted as a major in the Department of Applied Health Science.
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students.
  3. Preference shall be given to students with an "improving track record," who are achieving at the highest level of their ability.
  4. Preference shall also be given to students with financial need.

Minority students and those from non-traditional educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Roderick Paige Fellowship was established to honor the service of Roderick Paige, an Eli and Edythe Broad board governor. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration is given to underrepresented populations. Contact the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion for more information, or see the online application.

Eligibility

  • 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.

The Margaret Seberger Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to deserving students, undergraduate or graduate, who are interested in the study of nutrition and willing to conduct research in the area of nutrition.

Margaret Seberger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics in 1924. She was a secondary education teacher for more than 40 years and established this scholarship in 1982. Miss Seberger passed away in 1994 at the age of 95.

The Lucile M. Swift-Mona M. Russell Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a desire to complete the requirements for a degree in the School of Public Health. Recipients have demonstrated initiative, character, and scholastic achievement.

The Lucile M. Swift-Mona M. Russell Fellowship/Scholarship was established in 1980 by Lucile Swift, a 1951 graduate of the Department of Physical Education for Women. Swift had a distinguished career in the public schools as a physical education teacher and coach. The scholarship also honors the memory of Swift's friend, Mona Russell.

The Mohammad R. Torabi Fellowship/Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate international student admitted into the Department of Applied Health Science majoring in public health education. The undergraduate student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and the graduate student 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must have completed one year of academic work in residence on the IU Bloomington campus.

Dr. Mohammad R. Torabi received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Public Health from Tehran University. He received a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1982, followed by a Master of Public Health from Indiana University in 1984. After serving on the faculty for the Department of Applied Health Science for several years, Torabi became department chair where he served as a co-director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, co-director of the Institute for Drug Abuse Prevention, and director for the Center for Health and Safety Studies. He most recently served as dean of the School of Public Health.

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