Physical Education

Awards & Scholarships

GVSU Physical Education Awards
Application for 2015-2016

There are a variety of awards/scholarships that are available each year.  You can apply for more than one award but you must indicate clearly on your application which award(s) you are applying for.  You must have successfully completed all program requirements such as Fitnessgram, Dispositions, etc.

This application is for the following awards: 

GVSU Major of the Year

  • 3.5 GPA and 85 credit hours completed
  • Involvement with campus/major activities
  • Awards Event takes place in April of each year

MAHPERD Major of the Year (2 awards given) NEW organization name: SHAPE Michigan

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be Jr. or Sr. status
  • Must be a member or willing to join MAHPERD/ SHAPE MI
  • Must show written record of  service (see below) to school and/or community  for a minimum of two years 
  • See the website for more info on this award: and the new site due to name change

SHAPE America (NASPE) Major of the Year

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be Jr. or Sr. status
  • Must be a member or willing to join AAHPERD/NASPE
  • Must show written record of  service (see below) to school and/or community for a minimum of two years
  • This award will be decided by GVSU Faculty and we submit your name to AAHPERD
  • See website for more info on this award:

In order to apply for any GVSU award you must the compile the following information and it must be received in our MOV SCI main office (Attention: Ingrid Johnson) by September 15, 2015. Our offices address is 4400A KHS (Kindschi Hall of Science).

  • Personal Information
    • (Name, Home Address, Email, and Phone Number):
  • College/University Attending
    • Major and minor
  • Projected Graduation Date
  • Credit Hours Earned
    • Major GPA
    • Minor GPA
    • Overall G.P.A.
  • Two current letters of recommendations (at least one from a current college professor)
  • One copy of your most recent transcript/My Path (may be unofficial)- highlight your GPA in Major, Minor and Overall
  • Teaching Resume
  • Complete a short biography of yourself. Follow the criteria below.  Please keep the bio to one page.
    • Criteria 1 - Professional Service/Involvement: Identify the service activities that you have participated in at your College/University (or in the community setting) since the beginning of your college career. Wherever possible, indicate your specific contributions. Examples: Membership and involvement in service organizations, university committees, community agencies, etc.
    • Criteria 2 - Awards/Honors: List any awards, honors, or special recognition that you have received during your college career.
    • Criteria 3 - Extracurricular or other involvement: Indicate your degree of involvement in campus life by identifying other activities that you have participated in while a student.
    • Criteria 4 - How do you plan to impact the HPERD field in the future?



  • Be a current member of MAHPERD/SHAPE MI 

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale 

  • Have at least junior status.

  • Have full time status (undergraduate or graduate)

  • Have proof of enrollment for Fall 2011(undergraduate or graduate) classes

  • Major in Physical Education, Health Education, Dance Education, Recreational Leadership or other allied fields

  • Be active in extracurricular, community, and leadership activities

  • Will need recommendation letters from GVSU Faculty

Midwest AHPERD: The Outstanding Student Award provides the means through which the Midwest District AAHPERD recognizes an undergraduate student who has displayed distinctive leadership and meritorious service to his/her profession of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport.

  • For all the details:

  • All applicants must submit six typed and complete applications to the chair of the Midwest District AAHPERD Recognition and Awards Committee by August 15. Application materials should include:

  • Award Application Cover Sheet

  • Written documentation demonstrating compliance with the award qualifications (resumes not accepted), and 

  • A current letter of recommendation from one of the applicant’s college/university instructors. The letter should be directly related to the award qualifications providing a biographical sketch outlining the contributions of the applicant and how those contributions are deserving of recognition.




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