Community and Therapeutic Recreation

School of Health and Human Sciences

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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 Students in 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 Community & Therapeutic Recreation Student Majors

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.  Eligibility: Graduate students in the Department of CTR are eligible.  Bedini Award Application 2018-19 (DOC)

CTR Graduate Program Development Award

The CTR Graduate Program Development Award is available to current graduate students in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation on a competitive basis. Application for these funds can be at any amount (up to $400 maximum) to be used toward activities that support your graduate education and professional development.  Students in the Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) become eligible for these funds upon official admission into the graduate program.  Eligibility: Graduate students in the Department of CTR are eligible.   Graduate Program Development Award Application 2018-19 (DOC)

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


Caring.com Scholarships

Scholarships for Students Interested in Assisted Living Careers  Application Details

Scholarships for Student Caregivers  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