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 Health & Wellness Design 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 Health & Wellness Design. 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 Health & Wellness Design 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.
This scholarship supports undergraduate and/or graduate students in the School of Public Health who have demonstrated financial need. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.
Fellowship 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 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 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 supports research 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.
This fellowship supports fellowships for graduate students in the School of Public Health who have demonstrated financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and are majoring in Athletic Training.
This gift supports scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Public Health-Bloomington who are studying or have demonstrated an interest in public health topics focusing on stigmatization, stress, violence prevention, and underrepresentation in minority and vulnerable populations. Applicants must include a three-sentence essay detailing their previous or planned scholarship in this area.
This scholarship is for undergraduate students in the School of Public Health who are Athletic Training majors in their last semester of study and intend to pursue graduate and/or professional studies at either Indiana University or another accredited university in the field of sports medicine. Programs can include: a CAATE accredited graduate athletic training program; medical school; graduate programs in biomechanics; or graduate programs in exercise physiology. Recipients must be well-rounded students who are considered to have the "whole package" based on excellence in academics, high performance in clinical assignments, and exemplary interpersonal skills as determined by members of the selection committee to be comprised of the athletic training education program faculty and clinical athletic training staff.
Ben and Susan Frank and their son, Barnett Frank, created this scholarship to honor the spirit of the faculty and clinical staff of the athletic training program within the Department Kinesiology. Barnett Frank graduated from the athletic training program with highest distinction in 2008. Ben Frank received a D.D.S. in 1969 and Susan Frank received a B.S. in Public Health Dental Hygiene in 1970, both from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate student(s) in the Department of Health & Wellness Design.
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.
This scholarship supports a scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in the School of Public Health on the Bloomington campus.
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.
This Scholarship supports an undergraduate or graduate student admitted as a major in the Department of Applied Health Science majoring in occupational safety /safety management. Preference shall be given to a student with a financial need.
This gift is to be used to provide a graduate fellowship to a Masters or Ph.D. student who has completed one semester of graduate study with course work or research activity related to older adults. The intended focus in their degree program should be on issues of older adults and/or an aging population.
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 scholarship.
This gift is to be used to support scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing a degree in the School of Public Health with an interest in Recreation Therapy, secure juvenile detention facilities, and/or promoting physical fitness in children and adolescents toward measurably addressing a defined public health problem.
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.
Fellowships awareded to graduate students in the School of Public Health who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and are pursuing a professional degree in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.
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.
The Lohrmann Family Scholarship is used to support scholarships for students in the School of Public Health who have completed service/volunteer work with children and/or adolescents. First preference will be given to undergraduate students majoring in Secondary Health Education Teacher Preparation who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Second preference will be given to second year graduate students pursuing a Master's of Science degree in the Health Education program who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, are active in a recognized professional health education/health promotion organization, and intend to pursue a career working with the child and/or adolescent population. Third preference will be given to second or third year graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. in the Health Behavior program who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale, are active in a recognized professional health education/health promotion organization, and whose research focus is on the child and/or adolescent population. Fourth preference will be given second year graduate students pursuing a Master's of Public Health in the Behavioral, Social, and Community Health degree program who have maintained a minimum of GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, are active in a recognized professional health education/health promotion organization, and intend to pursue a career working with the child and/or adolescent population.
Scholarship shall be awarded, one to an undergrad (applicant must be of junior standing who will be entering their 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.
Scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Public Health on the Bloomington campus who is majoring in the Physical Education/Teacher Education (PETE) Program, has a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrates outstanding potential as a teacher. If, in a given year, such a candidate does not exist, then the Scholarship may be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the School who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
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.
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Public Health who is an international student (not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), is pursuing any major within the Department of Applied Health Science, and has completed at least one year of academic work on the Bloomington campus. An undergraduate recipient will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a graduate recipient will have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Preference in selection will be based upon demonstrated financial need as indicated by a personal statement of need.
This award supports fellowships for students in the School of Public Health who are pursuing a doctorate in Health Behavior within the Department of Applied Health Science. Preference will be given to students working on their dissertation.
Scholarships awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate 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 and 2.5 for undergraduate 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.
This Fellowship support graduate scholarships for students pursuing a master's or Ph.D. in the School of Public Health. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The Donor has a first preference for students who have experience in a healthcare field or who have substantially benefitted from a public health initiative, a second preference for first generation students, and a third preference for minority students.
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 3.25 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.
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 during their initial year as determined by the Athletic Training Faculty. Preference shall be 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 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.
Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 who has previously worked in a camp setting during his/her graduate or undergraduate education at Indiana University.
The Summer Camp Leadership Award was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Indiana University Summer Camp Jobs Fair. The Summer Camp Jobs Fair is co-directed by Dr. Julie Knapp (Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies) and Dr. Susan Simmons. Their commitment to the School of Public Health and the Summer Camp Jobs Fair led them to establish the Summer Camp Leadership Award to benefit undergraduate and graduate students within the School of Public Health who have worked in a camp setting during their undergraduate or graduate education at Indiana University.
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.