Undergraduate Scholarships at HHP
The Department of Health and Human Performance has several annual scholarships available to students within our department. All scholarships require a minimum 2.5 GPA and the completion of an application form. Some scholarships have additional application requirements.
How to apply for a scholarship:
Complete the application: Scholarship Application
Attach all the following:
One page personal statement
- A letter of recommendation from one of your instructors/faculty (UH or non UH) or work supervisor or academic advisor
An updated academic advisement report
Official transcripts from each outside college or university if you have earned less than 30 hours of course work while in attendance at UH
Students will be considered for all scholarships if they meet the donor’s criteria, but will receive only one scholarship award. Only one application is necessary for each student, not each scholarship.
You will need to enroll in at least 12 semester hours in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters unless you are in a graduating semester (verified at time of disbursement)
Deadline for 2022 – 2023 scholarships: Friday March 31st, 2023 at 5.00 pm.
Each student’s application must be accompanied by all attachments. Incomplete packets will not be considered for a scholarship. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline!
Applications are only accepted via email (Applications cannot be mailed in), email your complete application packet in one email to Dr. Randi Weintraub Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You can either submit your recommendation letters directly to Dr. Betts at email@example.com or submit them along with the complete packet, either submission is fine.
Mary Louise White Scholarship
The Mary Louise White Scholarship is available to full-time students pursing an undergraduate degree in the Health and Human Performance department.
Margie Sterr Scholarship
The Margie Sterr Scholarship is available to any HHP undergraduate student with demonstrated interest and aptitude in the area of Motor Behavior. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage high quality student participation in the exercise science program in preparation for either graduate school and/or a career in exercise science. The scholarship recipient will receive the opportunity to participate in scientific research in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research at UH. This opportunity will enable the student to gain "hands on" experience with project conception, data collection and analysis, and public presentation of scientific results.
Scholarship candidates will be required to submit an application that will include a one page written statement detailing the student's interest in motor behavior and future career plans. The recipient must also commit to work 5-7 hours per week in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research.
Barry C. Pelton Endowment Scholarship
The Barry C. Pelton Endowment Scholarship is given to an outstanding student in the Health and Human Performance department who is in financial need and has expressed a commitment to the physical education profession.
The HHP Scholarship is available to full-time students pursing an undergraduate degree in the Health and Human Performance department.