Over a dozen current scholarship programs have been funded to promote Kinesiology education and teacher education.
Student apply once and are automatically matched with scholarships they are eligible for. View the deadlines and apply through Spartan Scholarship System. More information can be found on the School of Health and Human Sciences Scholarships.
- The Susan Stout Scholarship Fund in Kinesiology
Susan C. Stout graduated from the Woman’s College (now UNCG) with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1958. The Susan Stout Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 to assist undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Physical Education.
Eligible: With its growth, the fund now supports six undergraduate and five graduate students in 4 departments in the School of Health and Human Sciences.
- The Class of 1958/Gail Hennis Scholarship
This award was established on behalf of the Class of 1958 through the Carson Family Scholarship Fund by Mary Miller (Bobbi) Carson in honor of Dr. Gail Hennis, Class Advisor. The scholarship is in recognition of the academic challenge and human concern Dr. Hennis willingly gave to her students.
Eligible: Preference is given to an undergraduate entering student from Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville, NC.
- The Class of 1959/Rosemary McGee Scholarship in Sports Medicine
This undergraduate award was established in honor of the Physical Education Class of 1959 and their faculty advisor, Dr. Rosemary McGee. The endowment was made possible by gifts from class members and their friends and families. The class numbered thirteen students, each of whom has distinguished herself since graduating from The Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina.
- The Betsy Umstead Undergraduate Scholarship
This award was established in 1994 to honor Dr. Umstead on her retirement from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (now Kinesiology). Betsy was a 1949 graduate of the Woman’s College.
Eligible: Rising juniors or seniors in the Department of Kinesiology are eligible. Preference is given to students who plan to teach.
- Catherine D. Ennis Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship
The Catherine D. Ennis Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship was established in 2012 by Dr. M. JoAnne Safrit to assist Kinesiology majors who demonstrate dedication to the field, both scholastically and in practice. Dr. Safrit was a graduate of Woman’s College (’57) who spent many years as a researcher and teacher at the University of Madison-Wisconsin. Dr. Ennis graduated from UNCG in 1977 with an M.S. in Kinesiology. She was a member of the UNCG Kinesiology faculty from 2008 until her death in 2017.
Eligible: Academically excellent junior or senior undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology are eligible.
- The Ellen Griffin “Spirit” Award in Women’s Golf
The Ellen Griffin Fund was established in September 1988 by her friends as a memorial tribute. ‘Miss Griffin’ was a 1940 graduate of Woman’s College in Physical Education. She taught in the Department of Physical Education until 1968 and later ran her own golf teaching facility.
Eligible: Undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology are eligible.
- The Jo Anne Thorpe Scholar-Service Award
This award was established to honor a female student who maintains an excellent academic record and also has a strong record of service, either to her department, the University or a recognized civic organization.
Eligible: Female undergraduates majoring in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (in the Department of Kinesiology) are eligible.
- The Mary Channing Coleman Award
The Mary Channing Coleman Scholarship was established in 1947 by faculty and graduates of the Department of Physical Education (now Kinesiology in the School of Health and Human Sciences) in memory of Miss Mary Channing Coleman, head of the Physical Education Department from 1920 until her death in 1947.
Eligible: A graduating senior in kinesiology is selected to receive this award.
- The June P. Galloway Scholarship
June Galloway received her master’s and doctoral degrees from UNCG. She taught at UNCG from 1957-1974. While at UNCG, she served as coordinator for student teaching, coordinator of the athletic division and was the first coach for women’s basketball.
Elibible: Rising juniors or seniors enrolled in the teacher education sequence in the Kinesiology are eligible.
- The Rosemary McGee Scholarship
Rosemary McGee was a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology between 1954-1988. The award was established by Mary Miller Carson (Bobbi) to honor Dr. McGee who served as a mentor, friend, and thesis (special senior project) adviser during Ms. Carson’s undergraduate studies at UNCG.
Eligible: Full time rising sophomores, juniors or seniors in Kinesiology are eligible.
- The P. E. Class of ´75/Hielscher Teaching Scholarship
The P. E. Class of ’75 Hielscher Teaching Scholarship was established in honor of the Physical Education majors of the Class of 1975 and Pat Hielscher, class advisor.
Eligible: Scholarships benefit undergraduate students majoring in Kinesiology who plan to teach.