The new Robert McBride Scholarship is available for Physical Education, Health Education, Recreation Education, and Dance Education professionals currently working in the fields of HPERD.   Scholarships can only be used for attending the SHAPE America National Conference in the next calendar year.

Scholarship Eligibility    PROFESSIONAL Member

  • Be a IAHPERD member in good standing (through May 1 OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR)
  • Be a IAHPERD member for three(3) consecutive years preceding application
  • Be a member of SHAPE America or will join upon receiving this award.
  • BE a full-time working professional in the area of Health, Physical Education Recreation or Dance. This includes areas referred to by other titles, such as Kinesiology and Human Performance.

The Maureen McBride Scholarship is available for a Physical Education, Health Education, Recreation Education, and Dance Education student majors currently studying in the fields of HPERD. Scholarships can only be used for attending the SHAPE America National Conference in the next calendar year.

Scholarship Eligibility STUDENT MEMBER

In order to be eligible for an IAHPERD scholarship, one must:

  • Be a IAHPERD member in good standing (through May 1 OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR)
  • Be a member of SHAPE America or will join upon receiving this award.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate majoring in the area of Health, Physical Education Recreation or Dance. This includes areas referred to by other titles, such as Kinesiology and Human Performance.

Application will be submitted electronically to the RECOGNITION and AWARDS Chair no later than October 1.

Each scholarship is $1500, reimbursement payable upon proof of receipts of expenses.

Contact Holly Gansz for more information or to return your application:

hgansz@sbcglobal.net

Application Form 
Application Form Word file
Application Form PDF file

All IAHPERD members in good standing may apply for this grant. This is defined as having your membership current (paid) through the application and award period (the day your receive your check).  

If awarded, you must claim your funds prior to the next application date. If a September 15th application receives funding, you have until February 15th to claim the funds. If a February 15th application receives funding, you have until September 15th to claim the funds. Any unclaimed funds will roll back into the Committee's budget.

Decisions on September application occur during the November Executive Board Meeting. Decisions on February applications occur during the April Executive Board meetings. Awardees are notified via e-mail the week following the board meeting.

The application should include the following information:

Title page consisting of name, address, school name, school district, phone, e-mail address, IAHPERD membership number, and any other sources of funding (e.g. school district or PTA will match funds).

  • Describe the project for which grants are being sought.
  • Indicate which Program Enhancement Grant priorities are being met by proposal. The priorities are:
  1. To enhance, initiate or continue an educational HPERD program.
  2. Advocating the elements IAHPERD promotes and stands for.
  3. A public relations activity to promote the association.
  4. A media event to promote the HPERD profession or its objectives.
  5. Short-term loans to districts, committees, or members.
  • Provide rationale and justification for why IAHPERD should fund the proposal.
  • Provide an itemized and prioritized budge. A justification statement for each item listed in the budget must be included. Include sources for the prices listed.

Criteria to be considered when proposal is evaluated:

  • Must be word-processed or typed. Proposal is limited to a maximum of 4 double spaced pages (not including title page).
  • An original and six copies must be submitted prior to the application deadline. Deadlines are Feb. 15 and Sept. 15 of each year. Funding is determined at April and November Executive Board meetings, respectively.
  • Only IAHPERD members in good standing may receive funding from this grant.
  • First time applicants will be given priority. Those who have previously received funding will only be considered if funds remain after first time applicant funding needs are met.
  • The Program Enhancement Grant Review Committee reviews all grant applications and makes recommendations to the IAHPERD Executive Board. The Executive Board has final say on whether the grants are funded or disallowed.
  • Recipients must return unused funds within one year of the receipt of the award.
  • All funds must be used only for approved expenditures. Any questions should be referred to the Chairperson of the Program Enhancement Review Committee.
  • Receipts and a summary of the outcomes of the project must be submitted to the Program Enhancement Committee Chairperson within 1.5 years after receiving the award.
  • All recipients must either present a summary of their project outcomes at the IAHPERD Convention or in an article in the IAHPERD Journal within 3 years after receipt of the award. Failure to do so will automatically exclude the applicant from future IAHPERD funding.

Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going.  All IAHPERD members in good standing may apply for this grant. This is defined as having your membership current (paid) through the application and award period (the day your receive your check).

If awarded, you must claim your funds prior to the next application date. If a September 15th application receives funding, you have until February 15th to claim the funds. If a February 15th application receives funding, you have until September 15th to claim the funds. Any unclaimed funds will roll back into the Committee's budget.

Decisions on September application occur during the November Executive Board Meeting. Decisions on February applications occur during the April Executive Board meetings. Awardees are notified via e-mail the week following the board meeting.

Typical Grant awards range from $2,000 - $4,000. In order to be considered, please follow the guidlines below and click on the Program Enhancement Grant Application Info for more information.

Grants are awarded to multiple applicants and at two seperate times each school year. Only applications that follow the guidelines perfectly, will be used for consideration. So please make sure to follow the guidelines.

Program Enhancement Grant Application Guidelines

1. The Program Enhancement Grants are designed to provide funding for projects in one of six areas:

  • Emergency needs of IAHPERD
  • Advocacy projects
  • Public relations projects
  • Educational program enhancement
  • Media events
  • Short term loans

2. All IAHPERD members in good standing may apply for this grant.

3. The grant deadlines are Feb 15 and Sept 15.

4. A Program Enhancement Grant Review Committee reviews all grant applications and makes recommendations to the IAHPERD Executive Board. The Executive Board has final say on whether the grants are funded or disallowed.

5. To apply for a Program Enhancement Grant, submit:

  • six copies of an application consisting of a sheet containing contact information for the applicants,
  • a brief statement explaining the purpose of the project and a justification for why IAHPERD should support it,
  • an itemized and prioritized budget, 
  • and a justification statement for each item listed in the budget.

6. If the grant application is approved, all recipients must perform a post project presentation of outcomes to IAHPERD either through an article published in the IAHPERD Journal or by a presentation at the IAHPERD conference. Failure to do so will automatically exclude all applicants from future IAHPERD funding.

7. Submit application to:

Dr. David Q. Thomas
School of Kinesiology & Recreation
5120 Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790-5120

IAHPERD Student Scholarship Information

Six scholarships will be awarded.

-One $2,000 scholarship and five $1,500 scholarships.

Your completed scholarship application must be submitted using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Tn295KiXd5gg8L7C3

Application Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019

Applications must include in pdf format:

  • The Student Information Form - Click here to make a copy of this form
  • A copy of your most recent college/university transcript that displays your GPA (unofficial or official)
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a faculty member at your university.

IMPORTANT: Prepare all parts of your application before beginning the submission process.  You must enter all of the information at one time.

You will be uploading 4 pdf files.  The 4 files should be named as shown in this sample file list with "Yourlastname, Yourfirstname" replacing "Smith, Sally":

Smith, Sally Student Info

Smith, Sally Transcript

Smith, Sally Recommendation Faculty

Smith, Sally Recommendation 2

Applications that are incomplete/missing required components, do not conform to the guidelines, or are received after the submission deadline will not be considered.

Questions: Contact Scholarship Chair Caryn Putra at cputra@iahperd.org

IAHPERD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

In order to be eligible for an IAHPERD student scholarship, one must:

  1. Be a full-time undergraduate student, with junior or senior status, majoring in health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded (Fall 2019)
  2. Hold a current student membership in IAHPERD and remain current through the dissemination of the award.
  3. Attend a college or university in Illinois.
  4. Hold a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. Complete, and submit all required documents by the submission deadline   

     (See directions and application below)

In order to be eligible for an IAHPERD scholarship, one may:

  1. Have their home residence outside of Illinois.
  2. Have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in a different major
  3. Have been a previous IAHPERD student scholarship recipient (maximum two times).
  4. Be a recipient of the top scholarship award only one time.