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Student Awards and Scholarships. General Information.

Each year we select students for the following awards:

  • Outstanding Service Award - Undergraduate
  • Outstanding Service Award - Graduate
  • University Honors Convocation Award
  • NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year Award
  • AAHE Outstanding Health Education Major of the Year Award
  • Ernie Gorr Talent Scholarship
  • Helen B. Hewett Scholarship
  • Moe & Irene Mellion Endowed Athletic Training Scholarship
  • Richard W. Latin Memorial Scholarship

Each of the concentrations in the School of HPER will award an Outstanding Service Award to an undergraduate student and a graduate student and the University Honors Convocation Award to an undergraduate student.

The Physical Education program will award the NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year Award to an undergraduate student in each concentration and the Helen B. Hewett Scholarship to at least one undergraduate male or female student. The Athletic Training Program will award the Moe & Irene Mellion Endowed Athletic Training Scholarship to one Athletic Training graduate or undergraduate student.

The Health Education Program will award the AAHE Outstanding Health Education Major of the Year Award to one undergraduate student.

The Recreation & Leisure Studies Program will award the Ernie Gorr Talent Scholarship to one RLS student.

To be considered for one of these awards, a student must complete an awards application. We encourage all students who meet the requirements of any of the awards to apply. For a complete description of the requirements of each award go to Awards Selection Criteria.

Emails with a link to the information on these awards and application are sent each Fall semester to all students identified with a concentration in one of the HPER programs. If you are admitted to one of the HPER programs and did not receive an email describing the awards and awards website, contact Dr. Daniel Blanke, Director, School of HPER.

Deadline for each application is November 6, 2013. Thank you.

I strongly encourage you to complete an application to be considered for any or all of these awards. Faculty will select the recipients from those completing this application. You must complete an application to be considered. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at (402) 554-2573.

Daniel Blanke, Ph.D
Director

 

Awards Selection Criteria.

    Outstanding Service Award - Undergraduate

    This award will be presented to an undergraduate student in each concentration who has demonstrated a high level of personal service in the major in at least two of the following areas: service to the university, service to the School of HPER, service to the community, or service to the profession. The undergraduate applicant must have completed 60 hours and have at least a 3.00 GPA in his/her major.

    Outstanding Service Award - Graduate

    This award will be presented to a graduate student in each concentration who has demonstrated a high level of personal service in the major in at least two of the following areas: service to the university, service to the School of HPER, service to the community, or service to the profession. The graduate applicant must have maintained at least a 3.00 GPA.

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    University Honors Convocation Award

    This award is presented to one undergraduate student in each concentration who displays a combination of outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. The award is presented at the Honors Convocation and the recipient's name is included in the convocation program. The recipient competes with other College of Education recipients for the Dean's Award. The Dean's award recipients from all colleges compete for the Vice Chancellor's Award.

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    NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year Award

    This award will be presented by NASPE to one undergraduate student in each related concentration from each institution offering a degree in Physical Education. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding students majoring in physical education teacher preparation, athletic training or exercise science from colleges or universities that have professional preparation programs. Criteria for this award include Junior or Senior standing, 3.0 GPA, service contributions, and NASPE/AAHPERD Membership (number required). Recognition will be in the form of a certificate which will be presented to the student at a special reception during the AAHPERD national convention. In the event the student is unable to attend the convention the certificate will be mailed to the student. The names of all recipients will be published in NASPE News.

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    AAHE Outstanding Undergraduate Health Education Major of the Year Award

    This award will be presented by AAHE to one undergraduate student in from each institution offering a degree in Health Education. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding students majoring in health education from colleges or universities that have professional preparation programs. Recognition will be in the form of a certificate which will be presented to the student at a special reception during the AAHPERD national convention. In the event the student is unable to attend the convention the certificate will be mailed to the student.

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    Ernie Gorr Talent Scholarship

    The Ernie Gorr Scholarship is provided to an RLS student in memory of Ernie Gorr a long time UNO Recreation Faculty member. Ernie Gorr was a teacher and coach at Omaha University for more than 20 years and a Midwest Region National Parks and Recreation Award winner. This award recognizes an RLS major with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and who is actively involved with the Student Recreation and Leisure Society and with other recreation related professional organizations such as Nebraska Recreation and Park Association, National Recreation and Park Association, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, AAHPERD, and the American Association for Leisure and Recreation.

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    Helen B. Hewett Scholarship

    The Helen B. Hewett Scholarship is an endowment shared by all three UN campuses in memory of Helen B. Hewett. The scholarship is designated for undergraduate males and females in Physical Education. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must register for a minimum of 12 hours for the following year. The scholarship may be renewed, upon application, each year for a period not to exceed four years if you maintain full-time status and remain in good standing with a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

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    Richard W. Latin Memorial Scholarship

    The Richard W. Latin Memorial Scholarship was set up in memory of Dr. Rick Latin, a faculty member in the School of HPER for 23 years. A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in Physical Education who has completed at least 60 hours at UNO and demonstrates a physically active lifestyle and academic excellence. Students cannot apply for this scholarship, rather they are nominated by faculty. Nominees shall submit an essay that provides a description of how they meet the criteria stated by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education's description of a Physically Educated person. Essays will be reviewed by the faculty of the School of HPER. This scholarship shall be awarded until the fund set aside for this purpose is exhausted.

 

Student Awards Application Forms.

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Applications can be picked up in HPER 207. Please mail or drop off completed applications at HPER 207. Electronic applications should be emailed to: lmarr@unomaha.edu

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Click Here for a list of the 2010 - 11 Award Winners.