Scholarships and Awards
Each year, students within the School of Health and Human Sciences are awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships and awards. Some are specific to certain departments (the Dept of Community and Therapeutic Recreation has 5 departmental scholarships and 2 professional development awards), and some are for any qualifying student majoring in a degree within the School of HHS.
Below are links to the list of scholarships and awards. If there are specific details provided for certain scholarships, be sure to review them carefully so you can include the required information on the statement you provide with the application.
Scholarships and Awards for the School of Health and Human Sciences
The School of Health and Human Sciences lists all scholarships and awards within the school. Be sure to refer to the individual scholarship/award descriptions to determine whether or not it qualifies for your major. School of HHS Scholarships
Scholarships and Awards specific to students majoring in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
The Silvio and Gale Bedini Professional Development Award
This award was established to enrich the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation and the School of Health and Human Sciences by making possible the attendance of one graduate student per year to experience cutting edge professional development. Bedini Award Application 2018-19
Dorothy Davis Scholarship
This award was initially established as the Recreation Society Scholarship in 1978. It was renamed to honor Dorothy Davis, a long time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education. Juniors in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation are eligible, based on academic excellence and a strong professional and personal leadership. Application Details
Grace Blackmore Deely Scholarship
This award was established in 2015 with a gift from Ellen Herron in honor of Grace B. Deely, a physical therapist for Ellen’s granddaughter, Sydney Herron. Sydney graduated from the Department of Community & Therapeutic Recreation with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation in 2016. Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of CTR are eligible. Application Details
Marissa Elle Gusto Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 2017 by Marc and Kimberly Gusto to create a lasting legacy to Marissa Gusto’s memory. Marissa was preparing for a career as a recreation therapist, serving individuals with a disability. She passed away unexpectedly on September 4, 2017. Eligibility: Rising seniors in CTR with an above average GPA, and dedication to the therapeutic recreation profession serving those with special needs. Application Details
Christopher C. Harvey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2012 by Barbara Zwadyk in memory of her son Christopher C. Harvey, with help from family and friends. Eligibility: This award will assist an undergraduate Community and Therapeutic Recreation student with an above average GPA who is studying some facet of parks and recreation management, has strong leadership skills, a passion for working with and/or teaching children and/or adults, and a generous spirit, coupled with strong principles. Application Details
Susan Stout Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1985 to assist students majoring in Physical Education. Susan C. Stout graduated from the Woman’s College (now UNCG) with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1958. Eligibility: This award will assist an undergraduate Community and Therapeutic Recreation student with an above average GPA, and strong leadership and service. Application Details
CONGRATULATIONS 2018/19 Academic Year Scholarship and Award Winners!!!
Christopher C. Harvey Scholarship – Haley Gilliam
Dorothy Davis Scholarship – Ruth Torrijos
Marissa Gusto Scholarship – Rhema Hedgepeth
Nancy Burton Hockett – Destinie Robinson
Susan Stout Scholarship – Danielle Robinson