The success of the Movement Science Department is directly related to the continued support from our Alumni and Community. 

We appreciate and thank you for your generosity in making this department one of the best in the country! 


Movement Science Student Excellence Award

The Most Outstanding Major Award is given to the senior student who has been voted as the most outstanding in the Movement Science Department by the Movement Science faculty. 

Movement Science Student Excellence Endowed Scholarship

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Boand and Rowe Endowment for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity

The Boand & Rowe Endowment for Advancement of Women in Sports and Physical Activity was introduced as part of a celebration of 40 years of Title IX, but more so as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done relevant to equity in sport and physical activity. The fund is named in honor of Joan Boand and Patti Rowe, two extraordinary women whose leadership and passion for activities that encourage and promote the advancement and awareness of equality under Title IX has made a long-lasting impact on students, faculty and staff members, and the community. 

It will provide support for students with a passion for advancing girls and women in sport and physical activity as part of their academic journey at Grand Valley State University. The fund will support both a scholarship and a leadership development award for students to attend conferences, workshops or to help fund research opportunities.

Boand and Rowe Endowment for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity

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Charles H. and Florence Irwin Scholarship Endowment

Charles H. Irwin was the first Physical Education faculty member at Grand Valley State University and Departmental chair. Irwin believed that a physical education program should provide an opportunity to build physical strength and strength of character as part of a comprehensive college education. In addition to his role as educator, he was also the first Athletic Director at the University and laid the foundation for the athletic program. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Irwin Club (named in his honor) is connected with every scholarship and endowment fund for intercollegiate athletics and is the primary fundraising arm for athletics.

The purpose of the Charles H. and Florence Irwin Scholarship Endowment is to provide scholarships to students who have excelled academically and athletically but who would not be able to attend GVSU without some financial assistance. Students must be an inter-collegiate athlete who meets NCAA academic eligibility requirements, completed at least one season of inter-collegiate athletic participation and seeking a major in the Department of Movement Science.

Charles H. and Florence Irwin Scholarship Endowment

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