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Scholarships & Awards

The Recreation Administration program awards six scholarships annually to students in the major and graduate program (Mr. Mark Williams) to honor the following individuals: Dr. Chuck Crume, Dr. Fred Kirchner & Jess Thornton, Ms. Joann Verner, Dr. William Kummer, Dr. Alton Little, and Mr. Mark Williams (graduate program). In addition the program recognizes two undergraduate students with an "Outstanding Student Award."

Online application link for 2015-2016 scholarships will be here in early spring semester 2015.

 

Dr. Chuck Crume Scholarship for Recreation Leadership

  • First awarded in 1979
  • $900.00 ($450.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester)
  • Requirements:
  1. The student must be a full-time undergraduate student in the Recreation Administration major at the time of the nomination and is expecting to complete two full semesters following the acceptance of the nomination. At least one of these semesters as an undergraduate student.
  2. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above.
  3. Contributed unselfishly to the well-being of the students in the Recreation Curriculum or to the community as a whole.
  4. Demonstrated a high degree of leadership aptitudes, initiative, and dedication in day-to-day dealing with faculty, students, and field professionals.

Dr. Fred Kirchner - Jess Thornton Scholarship

  • First awarded in 1982
  • $1,000.00 ($500.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester)
  • Requirements:
  1. A full-time student and must demonstrate the personal qualities that are deserving of the honor, recognition, and financial assistance.
  2. Selection takes into account: leadership, academic achievement, potential for success, and financial need.
  3. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above with at least one full school year left as an undergraduate.

 Ms. Joann Verner Scholarship

  • First awarded in 1997,
  • $800.00 ($400.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester),
  • Requirements:
  1. A full-time student and must demonstrate the personal qualities that are deserving of the honor, recognition, and financial assistance.
  2. Selection takes into account: leadership, academic achievement, potential for success, and financial need.
  3. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above with at least one full school year left as an undergraduate.

Dr. William "Biff" Kummer Scholarship

  • First awarded in 2001
  • $750.00 ($375.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester),
  • Requirements:
  1. A full-time student and must demonstrate the personal qualities that are deserving of the honor, recognition, and financial assistance.
  2. Selection takes into account: leadership, academic achievement, potential for success, and financial need.
  3. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above with at least one full school year left as an undergraduate.

Dr. Alton Little Scholarship

  • First awarded in 2002,
  • $1,500.00 ($750.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring semester),
  • Requirements:
  1. A full-time student and must demonstrate the personal qualities that are deserving of the honor, recognition, and financial assistance.
  2. Selection takes into account: leadership, academic achievement, potential for success, and financial need.
  3. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above with at least one full school year left as an undergraduate.

Mr. Mark "The Shark" Williams Scholarship

  • First awarded in 2007
  • $500 ($250.00 at the beginning of Fall and Spring Semester)
  • Requirements:
  1. A full-time student and must demonstrate the personal qualities that are deserving of the honor, recognition, and financial assistance. The selection committee will give preference to minority students.
  2. Selection takes into account: leadership, academic achievement, potential for success, and financial need.
  3. Hold a 2.5 GPA or above with at least one full school year left as an graduate.

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards

  • First awarded in 1973
  • Criteria:
  1. Excellence in course work, reflected in grade point average.
  2. Exceptional projects, papers, and classroom participation.
  3. Excellence in other program requirements such as the internship.
  4. Involvement in activities such as the Recreation Major's Club and professional organizations.
  5. Participation in service activities.
  6. Potential for accomplishment in the profession.
 Last Modified 4/7/14