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Scholarships and Awards

Endowed Scholarships

The Marilyn E. Day Endowed Award 
Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in the department for excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. 

2018 recipients -Andrew L. Cade, Alyson McAdams, Stephanie Ohalek, Alexis Snyder

Elmer W. "Bud" Yoest '53 Endowed Award 
This award is presented to student(s) demonstrating an exceptional commitment to campus leadership and citizenship and preparing for a career in the areas Health, Fitness & Wellness.
2018 recipients - Hannah Lawrentz

Harold C. Martin '33 Endowed Award
This award is presented to a student who is planning to teach and/or coach.

2018 recipient - Tonia Dunson Dillard

Col. Joseph E. Pizzi Endowed Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student currently enrolled and majoring in Athletic Training.

2018 recipients -  Mandi Daniel

Departmental Scholarships

Awarded annually to a student currently enrolled and majoring in the HSS department. The selection criteria for this award includes: Significant contributions to the department, professional involvement, cumulative grade point average, and personal achievements related to the student's chosen field of study. Having completed one or more of the Five Cardinal experiences is helpful but not mandatory. Open to full-time returning freshman, sophomores, and juniors.

2018 recipients:   Brooke Stephen, Kaitlin McDougal, Holly Bernhold, Meggin Kelley, Rachel Ferguson, Claire LeGendre, Emily Matisko, Martha Nyarko, Erin A. Taylor 

Application Process

Scholarships are awarded to full time undergraduate students in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences majoring in one of the following: Allied Health, Athletic Training, Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Public Health Education, and Sport Management. You must meet the criteria set forth by the scholarship donors (see above descriptions) to apply. As long as criteria are met you may apply for more than one scholarship and you may use the same form.  

  1. Obtain an application from the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at 140 Center Street beginning February TBA , 2019. Complete the application, which includes an essay component and a recent (within the past year) letter of recommendation from a reference that is not from the Department of Health and Sport Sciences or Athletic Departments.
  2. All materials (essay, recommendation and application) are due back in one envelope (no exceptions) and must be delivered to the Department of Health and Sport Sciences office 103 by March TBA, 2019 by 3:00 p.m. Late materials will not be considered.
  3. Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to the academic honors convocation held in the spring semester.
  4. Scholarships are awarded annually and you must apply and compete for them annually. They do not automatically renew. We encourage all HSS undergraduate majors to apply-even if you applied last year and did not receive a scholarship.

/ Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Center of Health & Sport Sciences 
New Location:
140 Center Street 

Annette Boose

p/ 614.823.3528
e/ aharting@otterbein.edu

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