Undergraduate Programs

Awards & Scholarships

School Awards and Scholarships

Dean’s Honor List  Students in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management are recognized for outstanding academic achievement by having their names placed on the Dean’s List. This award goes to all full-time students who have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Phillip K. Hardwick Scholarship  Established in 1998, this scholarship recognizes a student in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management for outstanding community volunteerism or philanthropy.

Department of Physical Education Awards and Scholarships

School of Physical Education and Tourism Management Freshman Scholarship Established by faculty gifts, this scholarship recognizes an outstanding entering freshman.

Diversity Research Scholarship  This scholarship is a one-year renewable scholarship that enables a beginning student to be matched with a faculty mentor for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive research program.

Athenaeum Turners Scholarship  The Athenaeum Turners of Indianapolis established this scholarship to honor a physical education major who demonstrates academic excellence and professional promise. The School of Physical Education and Tourism Manage-ment was located at the Indianapolis Athenaeum from 1907 to 1970.

Frank and Loretta Feigl Scholarship. One $1,000 Frank and Loretta Feigl Scholarship is available for incoming freshman students who intend to study physical education teacher education.

The Clara L. Hester Scholarship  This coveted award is presented in the name of the past director of the Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union. Clara Hester served the school for 44 years; the award was established in 1978 to honor her. It is given to a full-time student majoring in physical education who has satisfied all academic criteria at the completion of the junior year. The recipient must use the award for academic programs in the Department of Physical Education at IUPUI.

Peg Hope Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who demonstrates financial need and who has worked to defray the cost of his or her education.

Floyd and Nicole Keith Coaching Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior enrolled in the Department of Physical Education and Planning to pursue a career in coaching or athletic administration. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

The John Jordan Scholarship  Recognizes an outstanding active member who emulates John Jordan, an outstanding former member of Alpha Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa.

The Lola L. Lohse Scholarship  This scholarship   is presented annually to a minority student who is majoring in physical education. The basis for the selection consists of involvement in extracurricular activities, student leadership, participation in professional organizations, and evidence of self‑help in obtaining a college education. Selection is made by the faculty.

Rudolph L. Memmel Scholarship  The Memmel Scholarship is given in honor and recognition of Rudolph L. “Rudy” Memmel, former head of physical education for the Cincinnati, Ohio, Public Schools. Selection criteria include excellence of academic record and active involvement in activities related to the profession.

Phi Epsilon Kappa Scholarship Key Award  These awards are presented to undergraduate physical education majors who are outstanding scholars. The awards are of unique distinction and attest to the academic excellence of the students in the Department of Physical Education.

The Department of Physical Education Faculty Award  The faculty presents this award to a graduating senior as a vote of confidence in a promising future in the profession. The award is based on scholarship performance; professional attitude toward physical education as a career; and service to the department, university, and community.

Dr. Carl B. Sputh Memorial Scholarship These memorial scholarships are presented annually to outstanding juniors enrolled full time in the Department of Physical Education. The candidates   are selected by the faculty on the basis of scholastic achievement, character, need, and professional promise in the teaching of physical education.

The William A. Stecher Honor Award  An outstanding graduating senior from the Department of Physical Education is recognized annually at the Commencement reception with this award. The candidate is selected by the faculty on the basis of scholarship, level of performance in physical activities, professional attitude, character, leadership, and service.

Ann Ritsert Schnurr and Katrina Schnurr Pierce Scholarship  This scholarship supports out-of-state sophomore or junior physical education students who plan to teach physical education within the United States. Candidates must achieve a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

Dr. Rudy Schreiber Scholarship This scholarship recognizes a physical education major and member of Phi Epsilon Kappa for outstanding academic achievement.

Dr. Hitwant Sidhu Scholarship This scholarship honors an undergraduate physical education major with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who participates in voluntary service to the community, the profession, education, or the university.

Jeff and Sue Vessely Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman physical education major with an outstanding high school academic performance record.

Anna V. Wessel Memorial Scholarship  The Anna V. Wessel Memorial Scholarship awards one incoming freshman female student with $10,000 for tuition and books. Qualified applicants participate in sports via youth, church, or school leagues.

Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM) Scholarships

American Hotel Foundation Scholarship These scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated potential for leadership in hospitality management, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have financial need.

Raymond A. Dault Care, Pride, and Skill Scholarship  In recognition of Raymond Dault’s leadership of the TCEM department and his devotion to students, two annual awards are given. One recipient is the freshman student who has earned the highest GPA. The second recipient is the student with the highest GPA on completion of the associate degree.

Bill Day Outstanding Tourism Scholarship and Award  The scholarship recognizes a junior for academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and leadership potential. The award recognizes the graduating senior with the highest GPA.

Donald Durbin Memorial Scholarship Honors the memory of Donald Durbin, Indianapolis hotelier, by recognizing contributions.

Peter George Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.2 or higher who demonstrates leadership potential.

Bo L. Hagood Scholarship  The scholarship recipient must be an incoming TCEM major with a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Bill and Joan McGowan Scholarship  Recognizes a sophomore or junior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who is currently working or has worked in the tourism or hospitality industry.

Per Moller Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher and is currently employed in the hospitality industry.

Max M. Shapiro Restaurant Excellence Scholarship  This scholarship recognizes an outstanding student and leader. Selection criteria include scholarship, potential for leadership in hospitality management, and commitment to the department and student organizations.

Elias and Fofo Stergiopoulos Scholarship  This scholarship award goes to a full-time student in good academic standing who is currently employed in the hospitality industry and is committed to community service.

Leo and Mary Durbin Scholarship  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore- or junior-level student who is currently working in the hospitality industry and has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Sara Hecht Memorial Scholarship  In memory of Sara Hecht, a TCEM major, this scholarship is awarded to a student or to students enrolled in TCEM 306 or TCEM L391.

Edward and Amy Nefouse Scholarship Recognizes a TCEM major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.