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Undergraduate Scholarships

Description

The Ronnie P. Barnes Award was established in 2002 and is presented to the undergraduate athletic training student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in student service and leadership in support of undergraduate athletic training at Michigan State University. Criteria involve community and campus leadership opportunities, MSU AT athletic training student club involvement, campus, community and state leadership experiences, and MSU athletic training clinical communication and leadership skills.

Nomination Procedures

All undergraduate athletic training students are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Recipients

2017 Carolyn Rutishauser
2016 Patrick Sarni Scott Victor
2015 Kelsey DeShambo
2014 Samantha Viola Anthony Walukonis
2013 Alexander Dailey Nicholas Lochner
2012 Kelly Sherman Chase Rogowski Casey Madden
2011 Brittany Klaus Julie Johnson Gina Garro
2010 John Mucovich Jillian Rubin
2009 Katie Forysth
2008 Sidney Jones
2007 Kristen Paterson Jenna Street
2006 Colleen Duff Jenna Street
2005 Martha Munsell
2004 Noshir Amaria
2003 Kathleen Riegert
2002 Nicole Lane

Description

This award is presented in memory of Dr. David O. Hough, a longtime friend, team physician, visionary, and former Director of Sports Medicine at Michigan State University.

The Hough Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 and is presented to an athletic training student who displays excellence in both the academic and clinical athletic training settings while maintaining a strong combination of educational achievement, moral character, passion, and professional fortitude.

Nomination Procedures

All undergraduate athletic training students are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff.

Recipients

2017 Rebecca Barta David Zheng
2016 Carolyn Rutishauser
2015 Charles Swingle
2014 Luke Klawiter Brittany Murray
2012 Douglas Harger
2011 Drew Parkhurst
2010 David Whisenant
2009 Lisa VanHoose
2008 Katie Forsyth Kayle Hisey Justin Rogers
2007 Lindsey Pyc Emily Tong
2006 Lindsey Coleman Michael Fibiger
2005 Jenna Street
2004 David Ludwig
2003 Adam Pourcho
2002 Fran Sage
2001 Jennifer Tymkew
2000 Julie Banaszak
1999 Michelle Rowe
1998 Matt Sardelli

Description

The Mack scholarship will be given to undergraduate student(s) enrolled in a College of Education with a major in Kinesiology pursuing a teaching certification in Physical Education. Recipient(s) shall be selected on the basis of strong academic performance and financial need.

Nomination Procedures

The Mack Scholarship is administered by the College of Education. Go tohttp://www.education.msu.edu/students/undergraduate/scholarships.htm for more information.

Recipients

2017 Kylie Vance
2016 Kelsey Fischer
2015 Tristan Harwell
2014 Alyssa Kuhn
2013 Alyssa Kuhn
2011 Amanda McCristal
2010 Amanda McCristal
2009 Lindsey Polinko

Description

This award is presented in memory of Ray J. Saltzman, a former Michigan State University student athletic trainer. This award is presented to those student athletic trainers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and dedication in support of Michigan State University athletics. The Saltzman Award is presented by the MSU Alumni Club of Oakland County.

Nomination Procedures

All undergraduate athetic training students are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Recipients


2017 Emily Ferro Rashawn Jackson
2016 Yoshitomo Saito
2015 Luke Klawiter Brittany Murray
2014 Alexander Dailey Nicole Niss
2013 Daniel Cotton Jennifer Martin
2012 Drew Parkhurst Rachel Reed
2011 David Whisenant
2010 Lisa VanHoose
2009 Justin Rogers
2008 Lindsey Pyc
2007 Michael Booi
2006 Leslie Cowen
2005 Joanna Schneider
2004 Melisa Fazio
2003 Laura Koss Kathleen Riegert
2002 Justin Hollander Jennifer Tymkew
2001 Julie Banaszak Staci Galorowicz- Villarruel Brian Laurila
2000 Michelle Rowe
1999 Amy Archer Candice Crews
1998 Kimberly Cornelisse Scott Sherry
1997 Lynn Aula Tom Dompier
1996 Fred Burnetta Karen Leonard
1995 Bethany Ward
1994 Lori Moore James "Chip" Wise
1993 Jill Bigman Jeff Gebhart
1992 Michael Straus Melissa Wuelser
1991 Stefanie Anderson Brian Downie
1990 Tory Lindley
1989 John Slade
1988 Vickie Stahl
1987 Julie Felix
1986 Sheryl Stockman
1985 Cathleen Dolan
1984 Kathy Tuttle
1983 Paula Sammarone
1979 Jane Steinberg Paul Beachler
1975 Ray Saltzman
1973 Mike Solomon

Description

These awards are presented to athletic training students who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and achievement at Michigan State University. The awards, initiated in 2002, are presented by former Michigan State University athletic training student Michael W. Straus. The Straus Excellence Award is awarded to senior athletic training students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or higher at the conclusion of their Fall Semester. The Straus Achievement Award is awarded to senior athletic training students who have achieved between a 3.50 and 3.74 grade point average at the conclusion of their Fall Semester.

Nomination Procedures

All undergraduate athletic training students are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Academic Excellence Recipients


2017 Emily Ferro Carolyn Rutishauser Lilly VanDerMark
2016 Stephanie Ticknor
2015 Luke Klawiter Brittany Murray Heather White Yumi Babinec
2014 Alexander Dailey
2013 Megan Eby Douglas Harger Jennifer Martin
2012 Drew Parkhurst Sharon Frank Gavin Page Jennifer Moeller
2011 Brittany Klaus Brooke Largay
2009 Katie Forsyth Kayle Hisey Justin Rogers
2008 Lindsay Pyc Emily Tong
2007 April Aldrich Lindsey Coleman
2006 Leslie Cowen Jessica Koch
2005 Carrie Beall
2004 Melisa Fazio Adam Pourcho

Academic Achievement Recipients



2017 Grant Lee Tara Dudley Anya Malloch Marlena Payne
  Ryan Satkowiak Courtney Ziemba    
2016 Charles Swingle Maria Ropek Nick Holbrook Patrick Sarni
2015 Christina Shepard Maxwell Saranen Jeff Bord Andrew Bloem
  Emma Irwin Sam Fox Stacey Glumm
2014 Rahul Katbamna Nicholas Lochner Kevin Kott
  Nicole Niss Bradley Sammut  
2013 Tyler Sylvester Bruce Bosman Michael Morelli
2012 Casey Madden Rachel Reed
2011 Lisa Erickson David Whisenant
2010 Ashley Rudolph
2009 Mike Hoddee Jordan Clark
2008 Genevieve Gourlay
2007 Alyson Jessel
2006 Jessica Koch
2005 David Ludwig
2004 Lisa Bommer
2003 Corinne Kirchner
2002 Justin Hollander Jennifer Tymkew

Description

Jack Heppinstall worked at Michigan State University as the head athletic trainer for 45 years before retiring in 1959. He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1962 as one of its 26 NATA charter members. This award is intended to encourage athletic training students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the leadership and initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress in the profession of athletic training.

This is an endowed and financial scholarship and the number of selected athletic training students will be dependent on qualified athletic training students. Selection will be based on the athletic training student’s pursuit of an Athletic Training professional career choice while incorporating Jack Heppinstall’s criteria of focusing on a consistent and balanced combination of academic, professional, motivation, leadership, AT Club involvement, and clinical initiative characteristics. The award is available to any current athletic training student enrolled in KIN 427 at the conclusion of their first year for the following year’s tuition assistance.

Nomination Procedures

All undergraduate athletic training students are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Recipients

2016 Tara Dudley Marlena Payne Emily Ferro Courtney Ziemba
  Anya Malloch Lilly VanDeMark MacKenzie Meyer

Description

This endowed scholarship honors Thomas W. Smith's distinguished career as the baseball coach at Michigan State University, his alma mater. The scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the Department of Kinesiology.

Nomination Procedures

This award is administered through the College of Education. Go tohttp://www.education.msu.edu/students/undergraduate/scholarships.htm for more information.

Recipients


2017 Jacob Fritz
2016 Victoria Davis
2015 Kayla Koch
2014 Madison Chapman
2013 Denae Asel-Templin
2012 Jacob Waldron
2011 Kelsey Blegen
2010 Jillian Stewart
2009 Megan Fortelka
2008 Kelly Mattran
2007 Christine Drayton

 

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Description

The William W. Heusner Endowed Fellowship was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the Department of Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology.

Nomination Procedures

The William W. Heusner Fellowship is administered by the College of Education. Go to http://www.education.msu.edu/students/graduate/financialsupport.htm for more information. Further information will be posted at http://education.msu.edu/resources/financial/grad-scholarships.asp during the time window for submitting online applications.

Recipients

2017 Kerri Vasold
2016 Todd Buckingham
2015 Ashley Triplett
2014 Alicja Stannard
2013 Alex Montoye
2012 Alex Montoye
2011 Darijan Suton
2010 Clemens Drenowatz
2009 Aubrey Aubrey
2008 Kyle Morrison
2007 Jeremy L. Knous
2006 Lanay Mudd
2005 Charles Kao
2004 Candace Perkins

Description

This fellowship recognizes graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology who have demonstrated exemplary motivation and capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, and initiative to go beyond ordinary expectations in their professional behavior and development. The fellowship was initiated in 1994, and is funded primarily by donations from department faculty members.

Nomination Procedures

The KIN Endowed Fellowship is administered by the College of Education. Go tohttp://www.education.msu.edu/students/graduate/financialsupport.htm for more information.

Recipients

2017 Michelle Conway Christopher Hill
2016 Michelle Conway Kimberly Clevenger
2015 Catherine Gammon
2014 Jordan Blazo Catherine Gammon
2013 Jennifer Nalepa Scott Pierce
2012 Marita Gilbert Larissa True
2011 Moe Machida
2010 Dana Voelker Meredith Whitley
2009 Lori Dithurbide
2008 Mary Martha Douglas
2007 Lanay M. Mudd Kristen E. Murray
2006 Marguerite Moore Joshua Ode
2005 Craig Paiement
2004 Aaron Moffett Nick Myers
2003 Aaron Moffett Peggy McCann Paul Nagelkirk
2002 Dawn Podulka Coe Candace Perkins
2001 Sian Bielock Lynette Craft
2000 Kevin Stefanek Michelle Magyar
1999 Anthony Kontos Leps Malete
1998 Lori Gano-Overway
1997 Sandra Moritz Eva Vadocz
1996 Roop C. Jayaraman Susan M. Walter
1995 John Fitzpatrick
1994 Melissa Chase Michelle Hamilton

Description

The KIN Research Fellowship recognizes outstanding research conducted and disseminated by a KIN undergraduate or graduate student. One or more awards of $750 are presented each year during the spring semester, with the number of award depending upon available funding. The fellowship is made available through an anonymous donation and supplementary funding from the Department of Kinesiology. The KIN Research Fellowship formerly was called the KIN Student Presentation Award. Changes in the title and criteria were adopted in Fall 2006.

Nomination Procedures

Application procedures and forms (pdf) are availbe for download. The application deadline is March 15 annually.

Recipients

2017 Kimberly Clevenger Omotayo Moss
2016 Stephen Samendinger
2015 Samantha Deere
2013 Tshepang TshubeSamuel Forlenza
2010 Ryan Flett
2009 Clemens Drenowatz
2008 Graig Chow Lanay M. Mudd
2007 Todd A. Gilson Lanay M. Mudd Jennifer Stiller
2006 Adam Bruenger Teresa Hepler Josh Ode
2005 Ryan Hedstrom Craig Paiement
2004 Craig Paiement Nick Myers
2003 Aaron Moffett Candice Perkins Nick Myers
2002 Angela DiPasquale
2001 Dawn Podulka
1999 Karin Allor Leapetswe Malete

Description

Recipients shall be admitted students in the Department of Kinesiology at the Ph.D. level and shall be selected on the basis of their research interests in one or more of the following areas: Adapted Physical Activity, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Growth and Motor Development, Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity.

Nomination Procedures

The Montoye Scholarship is administered by the College of Education. Click here for more information.

Recipients

2017 Kimberly Clevenger
2016 Kerri Vasold
2015 Todd Buckingham
2014 Duygu Gurleyik
2013 Larissa True
2011 Amy Coleman
2010 Lindsey Polinko
2009 Kevin Leonoff
2008 Kevin Leonoff
2007 Brian Holtzclaw
2006 Melissa Tremblay
2005 Kelly Didomenico
2004 Allison Gonyeau
2003 Andrea Marr
2002 Ryan Jagutis
2001 Cristi Dikeou
2000 Violet Rahme

Description

Each year the Department of Kinesiology seeks nominations of master's degree students who have an exemplary record of scholarship, public service, and/or teaching for the Outstanding Master's Degree Student Award. This award was initiated during the 2003-2004 academic year.

Nomination Procedures

This award recognizes scholarship and contributions to the scholarly climate in the department. The KIN Graduate Studies Committee solicits nominations from faculty and graduate students during the spring semester.

Application Due Date: February 15th. Applicants must submit the following materials to the KIN Graduate Coordinator as email attachments (electronic copies facilitate the faculty vote).

  • Cover letter (one page maximum) describing the student's intent to apply for the KIN Outstanding Master's Degree Student Award and highlighting the student's most significant achievements. This letter must be co-signed by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Resume that addresses all criteria for the award and that includes complete reference citations for presentations, publications, and grants.
  • Letter of support from a KIN faculty member.

The KIN Graduate Studies Committee then constructs a ballot that lists all nominees. KIN faculty members vote to determine the award winner, with voting status granted to faculty members who (a) advise KIN graduate students and (b) have earned the terminal degree or who have been approved by the MSU Graduate School to serve as the lead advisor for graduate students. Each faculty member will rank order the candidates, and the winner will be determined by a sum of ranks. Number of first place votes will serve as the tie-breaker. If ties still exist after this procedure, multiple awards will be presented.

Recipients

2017 Michael Mignano
2016 Ashley Triplett
2015 Tayo Moss
2014 Olufemi Oluyedun
2013 Kathleen Scott
2012 Greg Immink
2011 Lucy Smith
2010 Kimbo Yee
2009 Marissa Siebel
2008 Darijan Suton
2007 Kimberly S. Sieve
2006 Leigh Weiss
2005 Melissa Fraser
2004 Brian Bratta

Description

Each year the Department of Kinesiology seeks nominations of doctoral degree students who have an exemplary record of scholarship, public service, and/or teaching for the Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student Award. This award was initiated in 1995.

Nomination Procedures

This award recognizes scholarship and contributions to the scholarly climate in the department. The KIN Graduate Studies Committee solicits nominations from faculty and graduate students during the spring semester.

Application Due Date: February 15th. Applicants must submit the following materials to the KIN Graduate Coordinator as email attachments (electronic copies facilitate the faculty vote).

  • Cover letter (one page maximum) describing the student's intent to apply for the KIN Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student Award and highlighting the student's most significant achievements. This letter must be co-signed by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Resume that addresses all criteria for the award and that includes complete reference citations for presentations, publications, and grants.
  • Letter of support from a KIN faculty member.

The KIN Graduate Studies Committee then constructs a ballot that lists all nominees. KIN faculty members vote to determine the award winner, with voting status granted to faculty members who (a) advise KIN graduate students and (b) have earned the terminal degree or who have been approved by the MSU Graduate School to serve as the lead advisor for graduate students. Each faculty member will rank order the candidates, and the winner will be determined by a sum of ranks. Number of first place votes will serve as the tie-breaker. If ties still exist after this procedure, multiple awards will be presented.

Recipients

2017 Anthony Delli Paoli
2016 Catherine Gammon
2015 Jessica Wallace
2014 Alex Montoye
2013 Samuel Forlenza
2012 Moe Machida
2011 Dana Voelker
2010 R.J. Elbin
2009 Ryan Flett
2008 Lanay Mudd
2007 Sarah A. Carson
2006 Jeong-Dae (JD) Lee
2005 Paul Nagelkirk
2004 Aaron Moffett
2003 Dawn Podulka Coe
2002 Michelle Magyar
2001 M. Kathleen Ellis
2000 Roop Jayaraman
1999 Ivy Collins
1998 Karin Allor
1997 David Wisner
1996 John Fitzpatrick
1995 Susan Walter

Description

This award in the form of teaching assistantships is named after Janet A. Wessel, a professor emeritus of this department and one of the pioneers in adapted physical education. Recipients of this award will work in either the swimming or gymnasium section of the lab associated with KIN 465 - Adapted Physical Activity.

Application Procedures

Interested students should submit a letter of application and evidence that they satisfy the award criteria to the Director of the Sports Skills Program.

* denotes graduate students 

Recipients

2017 Michael Mignano*, Elizabeth Bovich, Shelby Cavazos, Amanda Deel, Liam Grathoff, Kylee Panse
2016 Lauren Walker*, Collin Potter, Sean Murphy, Max Herczeg, Shelby Cavazos, Amanda Deel, Kati Kattelus,
2015 Amanda Deel, Sarah Brady, Haley Hauck, Phillip Rowe, Theodore Stasch, Kayleigh Balinski, Angela Furtaw, Jade Sharrer
2014 Terrence Lillge*, Fadya Jerojeis*, Megan Story*, Barent Bradt, Angela Furtaw, Ethan Hyde, Jintaro Mikami, Jessica Rivard, Aliza Weiss
2013 Terrence Lillge*, David Clisch, Kayleigh Essiambre, Sarah Grella, Kendra Menghini, Mitch Saxman
2012 Melissa Potts*, Brandon Decker, McKayla Hanson, Chris Hagan, Aubrey Jabour, Nick Thompson
2011 Alex Nichols*, Melissa Potts*, Brent Guyette, McKayla Hanson, Chris Hammer, Sarabeth Makins, Tyler Thai
2010 Alex Nichols*, Emily Fahrer, Elyse Hahn, Gem Sabolboro, Alison Seidelman
2009 Mary Martha Douglas*, Marissa Siebel*, Alysse DeWitt, Maria Feldpausch, Heidi Griffin, Allison Leece, Alycia Mokedanz, Casey Odenigbo, Alison Seidelman, Steve Stackhouse
2008 Melissa G. F. Alexander*, Mary Martha Douglas*, Darijan Suton*, Stephen Denton, Maria Feldpausch, Ashley Hudson, Amy Schmidt, Ashley Smeltzer
2007 Melissa G. F. Alexander*, Eric A. Bean*, Mary Martha Douglas*, Darijan Suton*, Kyle Morrison*, Steven Chmielewski, Maria Feldpausch, Alexia McClerkin, Amy Schmidt, Brandon Warner, Madalyn Weber
2006 Mary Martha Douglas*, Melissa Fraser*, Kyle Morrison*, Alicia Copestick, M. Kathryn Beal, Jessica Koch, Kathryn Lundberg, Renee O'Connell, Shaun Ross, Jacob Seng, Lucas VanEtten
2005 Miguel Narvaez*, Aaron Moffett*, Bomjin Lee*, Kathryn Lundberg, Callie Phillips, Lee Przygocki, LaToya Taylor, Kelly Didomenico, Robin Tocco
2004 Paul Nagelkirk*, Aaron Moffett*, Bomjin Lee*, Carrie Luscombe, Melanie Stein, Kelly Didomenico, Heather Lopez, Robin Tocco
2003 Aaron Moffett*, Bomjin Lee*, Linda Betley, Patrick Dunafin, Trish Barker, Heather Klomparens, Nathan Kovalchik, Kelly Lane, Terry Tompkins
2002 Bomjin Lee*, Amanda Hiney, Tammy Nykamp, Coleen Reilly, Patrick Dunafin, Trish Barker
2001 Bomjin Lee*, Kraig Conyer, Tameka Jones, Shannon Mertes, Andrea Moretti
2000 Bomjin Lee*, Kraig Conyer, Sara Anderson, Tameka Jones, Rebecca Potter
1999 Sean Cleveland, Kraig Conyer, Anthony Cummer
1998 Lisa Ballenger, Stephanie Dueringer, Lara Esko, James Van Huysen
1997 M. Kathleen Ellis*, Regan Vargo, Melissa Vidt
1996 Jamie Anderson, Alex L. Pakonen, Heath Plaxton, Nicole R. Raymond
1995 Deborah Shapiro*, Carrie McNeal, Lisa Ackley, Mike Vorkapich
1994 Deborah Shapiro*, Jennifer White
1993 Elizabeth Beale, Sean Mischler

Description

The Wohlgamuth Fellowship was established by Douglas and Carol Rearick for the purpose of supporting a graduate student who is committed to studying the problems surrounding the participation of youth in sports programs. Applicants are judged on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, demonstrated scholarship, overall quality of a submitted research proposal, understanding of issues related to youth sports, and the ability to implement a research project related to current initiatives of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The scholarship provides a stipend of approximately $14,500.

Nomination Procedures

The purpose of this fellowship is to support a master's or doctoral student who is conducting research in the area of youth sports. Interested students must be accepted into a graduate program in the Department of Kinesiology and must maintain student status during the year of the scholarship. Interested students must submit a letter of application, a research proposal, college transcripts, a resume of professional activities, and letters of recommendation to the Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The recipient is expected to work closely with a faculty member of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. For more information, or to submit an application for the Wohlgamuth Memorial Fellowship, contact the Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.

Recipients

2015-2016 Lauren Charlton
2014-2015 Scott Pierce
2013-2014 Ian Cowburn
2012-2013 Andrew MacIntosh
2011-2012 Jedediah Blanton
2010-2011 Missy Wright
2009-2010 Meredith Whitley
2008-2009 Dana Voelker
2007-2008 Ryan Flett
2006-2007 Angela M. Fifer
2005-2006 Mary Barron
2004-2005 Sarah Carson
2003-2004 Nick Myers
2002-2003 Peggy McCann
2001-2002 Kevin Stefanek
2000-2001 Peter Morano
1999-2000 Jennifer Waldron Joey C. Eisenmann
1998-1999 Tempie Brown
1997-1998 Sean Cumming
1996-1997 Peter Katzmarzyk
1995-1996 Susan M. Walter
1994-1995 David Wisner
1993-1994 H. Ray Allen
1992-1993 Keith Chapin
1991-1992 Robert Neff
1990-1991 Linda Lyman

Description

The Zisholz Award is presented to a graduate student athletic trainer in recognition of outstanding scholarship and service as an athletic trainer.

Nomination Procedures

All graduate student athletic trainers are considered for this award. The award is presented by the Michigan State University Athletic Training Staff.

Recipients

2013 Zachary Creighton Kathleen Scott
2012 Yume Nakamura
2011 Andrea Wagner
2010 Katie Rapking
2009 Anna Leyland
2008 Jeremy Marra
2007 Kimberly S. Sieve