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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:

Deadline for 2024 scholarships: April 3rd 2024 at 5pm

Application link: Submit your application online.

You will need the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • One page personal statement

  • 2 letters of recommendation: One from one of your UH instructor/faculty or academic advisor, another from a non UH instructor/faculty or work supervisor.
  • 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). Students graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2024 are not eligible.

Questions? Issues? please contact Erin Herder at

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!



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.

HHP Scholarship

The HHP Scholarship is available to full-time students pursing an undergraduate degree in the Health and Human Performance department.