This scholarship is awarded to out-of-state students demonstrating academic and extracurricular excellence. Candidates must have a permanent residence outside the state of Indiana, be accepted as a major in the Department of Kinesiology, have a GPA of 3.85 higher, demonstrated financial need, and be engaged in the school through teaching, research, volunteering, club leadership or involvement; work for Campus Recreational Sports; or with a company related to the majors or teaching of the school.
Nola Agha was a Kinesiology major at Indiana University from 1993 to 1996. She was educated by many wonderful professors and rounded off her education through employment with Recreational Sports and through leadership in the Kinesiology Club. As a California native, she understands the challenges faced by out-of-state students trying to focus on their studies and experiences while working to pay tuition. It was her love of education, her high respect for the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, and the absence of scholarships expressly for out-of-state students that led her to create the Academic and Extracurricular Excellence Scholarship.
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 Opal G. Conrad Nutrition Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates majoring in or demonstrating proficiency in the areas of nutrition and/or dietetics. Recipients must be Indiana residents.
Opal Conrad received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1922. Mrs. Conrad taught Home Economics at Indianapolis Shortridge High School for 23 years and also served as department chair. She was an active alumna of Indiana University, serving as supporter of the Indiana University Foundation and a member of the University's Women's Club, and the Well House Society. Mrs. Conrad established this scholarship in 1987. She passed away in 1990.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in the PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) program who meets the following qualifications:
- Student must be of junior standing who will be entering his or her senior year at IU.
- Minimum GPA 2.5.
- Demonstrate outstanding potential as a teacher.
- Preference will be given to a student with an "improving record," who is achieving at the highest level of his or her ability.
- Minority students and those from non-traditional educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Other factors such as financial need, academic progress, and professional goals may be considered in selecting the recipient.
Value of scholarship is $1,000.
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 James W. Crowe Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students admitted into the Department of Applied Health Science who are majoring in occupational safety/safety management, public health, or health education, and preference is given to those with financial need.
Dr. Crowe, a committed and devoted faculty member, joined Indiana University in 1966 and remained until his retirement in 2000. After decades of teaching, he was appointed chair of the Department of Applied Health Science, a capacity in which he served from 1992 until 1999. Under his leadership, the department developed new curricula that led to a #1 national ranking for its doctoral program. Dr. Crowe's hard work and dedication to the students of Indiana University helped expand course offerings in the area of first aid and emergency care and provided students with beneficial work experience.
Awarded to undergraduate students, the Harry Dippold Scholarship is given to students majoring in programs within the Department of Kinesiology with demonstrated financial need.
This scholarship was established in 1985 as a memorial to Harry Dippold by his wife, Natalie. Dr. Harry Dippold, Ed.D., attended the historic Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union in Indianapolis in 1923, later receiving a B.S. in Education in 1942 with a major in special education. The Normal College, having moved from New York City to Indianapolis in 1907, was the forerunner of physical education programs on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.
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:
- High academic achievement.
- Evidence of both success and promise in the profession of athletic training.
- Professional involvement in his/her chosen career.
- 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 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 (1947–1962). 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.
This scholarship supports undergraduate students during their last semester of the Athletic Training program. It is intended for those who wish to pursue graduate and/or professional studies at either Indiana University or another accredited university fields of sports medicine such as athletic training, medical school, biomechanics, or exercise physiology. Recipients must be well-rounded students who embody the "whole package," based on excellence in academics, high performance in clinical assignments, and exemplary interpersonal skills as determined by a selected group of members of the athletic training education program faculty and 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 a junior or senior female majoring in and admitted to the Physical Education/Teacher Education (PETE) Program, the Nancy Friedman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit a commitment to teach physical education. Recipients must present evidence of participation in professional activities.
This scholarship was established in honor of Nancy Friedman. Though Friedman did not have the opportunity to attend Indiana University or any other university, she was a very bright individual and lived her life to the fullest. Her quest was to always be better. She died of cancer in June of 1997 at the age of 46. This scholarship was established to remember her love of learning.
The Leroy "Bud" Getchell Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Department of Kinesiology who has proven an interest in the study of fitness through leadership in fitness programs; employment or volunteer work in fitness instructional classes; active participation in School of Public Health Clubs, programs, and activities; and who is a physically fit person who engages in regular workouts.
Joining the Indiana University faculty in 1985, Bud Getchell initially served as the Executive Director of the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) in Indianapolis. In 1991 he left NIFS to become a full-time professor in Bloomington, developing an undergraduate fitness major as part of the exercise science curriculum and reviving the Kinesiology Club. This scholarship was initially established by Shayla Holtkamp, a student of Getchell. Since that time, Dr. Getchell and others have assisted with the funding.
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.
These scholarships provide support for undergraduate students in the School of Public Health who are majoring in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. Preference will be given to students with an interest in hospitality management.
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.
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.
Awarded to a junior or senior with an emphasis in outdoor recreation, the John Andrew Jarboe Memorial Scholarship is given to students who have demonstrated excellence in both academic achievement and personal/professional development.
Dr. and Mrs. Everett Jarboe established this scholarship in 1979 in memory of their son, John Andrew Jarboe, who deeply loved the outdoors. Dr. Jarboe was an emeritus professor in the School of Education and Mrs. Jarboe retired as a reference librarian for University Libraries. The Jarboes always had a special interest in the work of Professor Reynold E. Carlson, now deceased, who served Bradford Woods camping/outdoor recreation programs and the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies. Everett Jarboe passed away in 2006.
Students in their second or third year as undergraduate students are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must be pursuing the study of nutrition in the Department of Applied Health Science.
Eleanor Williamson Koon attended Indiana University as a Home Economics major. In the 1980s, she and her husband established a bequest through the Indiana University Foundation to fund the Archie M. and Eleanor Williamson Koon Scholarship. Because the Department of Home Economics no longer existed as a major at IU Bloomington, the Koons requested that their gift support sophomore or junior students in the School of Public Health pursuing the study of nutrition. Mrs. Koon passed away in 1992 leaving this fund in her and her husband's name that now benefits the School of Public Health.
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.
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.
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.
The Kathryn Mack McDonald Public Health Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student. The scholarship is renewable and the recipient is selected based on merit as determined by the scholarship selection committee.
The Honorable P.A. Mack Jr. has been a strong and loyal supporter of Indiana University since his days as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. He was appointed by both Presidents Carter and Reagan to serve as a member of the National Credit Union Administration, of which he was ultimately elected Vice Chairman. P.A. has served as a Vice President of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, as a member and the Chairman of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and a member of the Indiana University Foundation Board. P.A. believes in the importance of public health and the role that the School of Public Health plays in training tomorrow's leaders. These beliefs, along with the inspiration of his beloved daughter, Kathryn Mack McDonald, are the impulses for P.A.'s support of a scholarship for outstanding students known as the Kathryn Mack McDonald Public Health Scholarship. Kathryn earned her B.S. in chemical engineering at Stanford University and her M.B.A. at Northwestern University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in public health at the University of California, Berkeley. Kathy is the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University and the Executive Director at the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University.
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.