Awards and 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.
P. Nicholas Kellum Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a top junior in each academic department.
School of Physical Education and Tourism Management Freshman Scholarship Established by faculty gifts, this scholarship recognizes an outstanding entering freshman.
Swinford Scholarship (Students Attending Camp Brosius) Eligible students must be full-time with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students should be enrolled for summer classes at Camp Brosius within their department. Students also must provide financial need and proof of summer employment.
Department of Physical Education Awards and Scholarships
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 Management was located at the Indianapolis Athenaeum from 1907 to 1970.
Frank and Loretta Feigl Scholarship Two $1,000 Frank and Loretta Feigl Scholarships are 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 their 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 Book Award The Department of Physical Education provides awards for book fees to Physical Education students (fall semester). Eligible applicants are sophomores or juniors majoring in a Department of Physical Education degree program. These students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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 or higher.
The John Jordan Scholarship Recognizes an outstanding active member who emulates John Jordan, an outstanding former member in the 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.
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 within 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.
Physical Education Teacher Education Scholarship This scholarship is presented to an undergraduate student pursuing teacher education who is preparing to enter the student teaching aspect of their education. Selection criteria include excellence of academic record and the beginning of student teaching within the next academic year.
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 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. Candidates must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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, 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) Awards and 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.
Brewers of Indiana Guild Scholarship The Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management awards the Brewers of Indiana Guild Scholarship to one student studying within the department. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled as a Tourism, Conventions and Event Management major at IUPUI. Qualified applicants must have taken and achieved a semester grade above 90% in TCEM 328, Introduction to Microbrewing, or equivalent course. Priority consideration will be given to students who represent the top 10% majoring in Tourism, Conventions and Event Management.
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.
Leo and Mary Durbin Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior student who is currently working in the hospitality industry and has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Bo L. Hagood Scholarship The scholarship recipient must be an incoming TCEM major with a high school 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-L 391.
Bill and Joan McGowan Scholarship Recognizes sophomores or juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who currently work 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.
Edward and Amy Nefouse Scholarship Recognizes a TCEM major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
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.
Dr. Violet White Scholarship The Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management awards the Dr. Violet White Scholarship to one student studying within the department who has aspirations of a career in the tourism industry. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in the TCEM department at IUPUI.