GVSU Physical Education Awards

There are a variety of awards that are available each year to physical education majors. This criteria for each award is listed below: 

GVSU Major of the Year

  • 3.5 GPA and 85 credit hours completed
  • Involvement with campus/major activities
  • Candidate will be chosen by Physical Education faculty
  • Awards Event takes place in April of each year

SHAPE MI Major of the Year (2 awards given): The purpose of this award is to recognize students that are high achieving in academics and in the physical education community.

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be Jr. or Sr. status
  • Must be a member or willing to join SHAPE MI
  • Must show written record of  service (see below) to school and/or community  for a minimum of two years 
  • This scholarship is competitive
  • See the website for more info on this award: https://www.shapemichigan.us/shape-awards

Midwest SHAPE: 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: https://www.shapeamerica.org/about/districts/midwest/awards/student_award.aspx
  • 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)
    • 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.
  • This scholarship is competitive

SHAPE America (NASPE) Major of the Year: Celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields health, physical education, recreation, and dance

  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be Jr. or Sr. status
  • Must be a member or willing to join SHAPE America/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 Physical Education Faculty and we submit your name to SHAPE America
  • See website for more info on this award: http://www.shapeamerica.org/