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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. 

2016 recipients -Jacob Watkins, Amanda Daniel, Malerie Takach

Elmer W. "Bud" Yoest '53 Endowed Award
Awarded to an HSS student demonstrating an exceptional commitment to campus leadership and citizenship.

2016 recipients - Rachel Dosch, Chad Karnes

Harold C. Martin '33 Endowed Award
This award is presented to a student whose major field is physical education and who is planning to teach and coach.

2016 recipient - Caleb Martin

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

2016 recipients - Anthony Wene and Lauren Dolick

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.

2016 recipients: Alexa Wene, Olivia Shenberger, Cassidy Caito, Katie Miller, Claire LeGendre, Meggin Kelly, Gabrielle Shears.

Application Process

Scholarships are awarded to full time undergraduate students in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences including: Allied Health, Athletic Training, Physical Education, Health Education, Sport Management, and Health Promotion and Fitness. 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 in the Rike Center office beginning February 1, 2017. Complete the application, which includes an essay component and a recent (within the past year) letter of recommendation from a reference outside the 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 in the Center of Health and Sport Sciences by  March 6, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. Late materials will not be considered.
  3. Scholarship recipients will be notified in writing 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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