Scholarships

Every year, we offer a number of merit- and need-based scholarships to students in the department.

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Women’s Scholarships

Award
Amount
Major
Criteria
Myrtie Hunt Alumni Award
2 scholarships

$2,300 each

Physical Education or
Sport Management

Students should be able to demonstrate leadership, creative or competitive talents and involvement in BSU activities.

  • Current GPA of 2.25 or higher

  • 60 or more credits completed

  • 2 or more semesters need to complete degree

Elsie Annis Honor Award

$1,400

Physical Education or
Sport Management

Students should be able to demonstrate leadership, involvement in BSU activities and other activities contributing to professional growth.

  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • 60 or more credits total, at least 45 credits earned at BSU

  • 1 or more semesters need to complete degree

Hazel Leland PE Scholarship

$400

Physical Education

Students should be physically active, and promote physical activity through department, K-12 and community involvement.

  • Current GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • sophomore status – minimum of 30 or more credits earned

  • 2 or more semesters need to complete degree

Men’s & Women’s Scholarships

Award
Amount
Major
Criteria
Otto Erickson Memorial Fund

$200

All majors in HPSH department

Students should be able to demonstrate financial need.

  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher

Marion Christianson and Betsy McDowell Scholarship

$1,500

Physical Education

Students should be able to demonstrate involvement in a variety of departmental and university-wide activities.

  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • 60 or more credits

Beulah Gregoire Scholarship

$500

Physical Education

Students should exhibit professional leadership qualities, creative talents and/or campus contributions

  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher

 Sam & Peggy Johnson PE Scholarship
8 scholarships

 $1,525 each

Physical Education

Students should have clear educational and professional goals, as well as be involved in departmental activities.

  • sophomore status – minimum or 30 or more credits earned

Muriel B. Gilman Exercise Science Scholarship

 $1,500

Exercise Science

Students should be able to demonstrate professional and/or scholarly activities.

  • Current GPA of 2.9 or higher

  • 80 or more credits completed,senior status at time of application

Jeff “Bird” McBride Academic Scholarship

$1,000
(awarded in even numbered years;)

Sport Management

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Financial Need
Willie Stittsworth Scholarship

$500

Physical Education with a DAPE minor

Students should be able to demonstrate evidence of active participation in the DAPE field outside of the classroom.

  • Current GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • 60 or more credits completed,at least 3 credits in DAPE minor courses completed

 

How to Apply

Deadline: April 16, 2021 by 4 p.m.

Submit the following to Dr. Shannon Norman (Email: shannon.norman@bemidjistate.edu):

  • A letter of application which indicates the scholarships for which you are applying, your student ID number, your current GPA, the number of credits earned and your anticipated date of graduation.
  • Your professional philosophy
  • Your resume, including: educational background, professional activities and experiences, professional memberships, creative and competitive activities, community service and activities in college

Past Scholarship Recipients


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