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Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Research social and behavioral science. Address human health holistically. Tailor your degree to prepare for the complexities of the health science industry.

Awards & Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for undergraduate and graduate awards and scholarships. You are allowed to apply to more than one scholarship. Applications are due by midnight, Febrary 1, 2020.

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is pleased to announce the availability of the awards for undergraduate students majoring in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (I-Health) program. All awards will be presented at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 4 at 1pm at the Champaign Country Club. Recipients are requested to attend this event. Information describing each award and the eligibility criteria is listed below. Applications and recommendations are due February 1, 2020.

Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship: Scholarship for students, in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 5, $2,500 awards will be given.

Carol L. Chittenden Scholarship: Awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

F. Patricia Cullen Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Beulah Drom Scholarship: Scholarship for students in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and who show academic merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 2, $2,000 awards will be given.

Agnes Radich Vidovic Award: Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health who has shown scholarly merit, professional promise, and financial need. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,000 award will be given.

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Scholarship: This scholarship supports Interdisciplinary Health majors in the College of Applied Health Sciences. At the 2020 award ceremony 1, $1,350 award will be given.

Application Requirements:

Resume: Please submit a one-page resume in which you list information relevant to your academic history, volunteer experiences, research experiences, extra-curricular activities, athletics, awards received, and any other relevant experiences.

Narrative: Please submit a one-page narrative that describes your interest in your field of study, career goals, and reasons for deserving the specific scholarship or award(s) you are applying for. Please also include information that highlights evidence of a high level of scholarship and professional promise in the field (e.g., achievements, projects, honors received, contributions to the profession within the department, college, state, or national professional associations). Please use 1” margins, double spaced, 12 pt., times new roman font.

Financial Need: Please prepare a brief paragraph describing your financial need for the awards you are applying for. Many of the awards take into consideration the financial needs of the applicant. Please note: This information will be seen by the honors and awards selection committee, but will not be shared during the award presentation or with anyone outside the committee. Please limit your response to 150 words.

Recommendations:

Provide two recommendations – at least one from a faculty member. One may be from other individuals familiar with your academic and professional involvement.