Finding Kinesiology Scholarships
Kinesiology majors can find a few national financial aid options. However, most kinesiology-specific scholarships are offered through individual colleges and universities.
The easiest way to begin finding a scholarship meant specifically for a kinesiology major would be to use an Internet search engine. There are many scholarships offered to kinesiology majors, and many scholarships are specific to individual universities. Often, they are sponsored by private donors or foundations. Kinesiology majors are eligible for the same general scholarships and grants as all secondary school students. These may include the Pell grant, the Academic Competitiveness grant, and others available for review through Federal Student Aid.
William Harkness Kinesiology Athletic Scholarship
This is a scholarship available at most schools offering kinesiology as a major. It is often awarded to student athletes who show leadership potential, have a high GPA, and are majoring in kinesiology. Students interested in this scholarship should search their school's website to see if they qualify.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science
- Physical Education and Health
- Sport and Fitness Management
- Sports Medicine
Often, kinesiology-specific scholarships are exclusive to a particular institution. The following are scholarships for kinesiology majors available at Sam Houston State University:
Roy G. Moss, Jr., Health Education Scholarship
This scholarship is given through Sam Houston State University's Department of Health and Kinesiology. It is available for students of kinesiology or other health majors who demonstrate financial need but also have a high GPA, leadership potential, and involvement in community health issues.
Department of Health and Kinesiology Scholarship
This scholarship is meant for kinesiology or other health majors. In order to qualify, one must have a high GPA, as well as a demonstrated financial need.
Robert L. Case Health & Kinesiology Wellness Scholarship
The Robert L. Case scholarship specifies a 3.0 GPA, leadership potential, and a high level of fitness.
Cady/Huskey Health Education Scholarship
This scholarship is only available to full-time juniors and seniors. It is meant for students who display leadership and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Finding Other Schools
Other schools likely offer similar scholarships with similar standards. A search engine will bring up which scholarships are available at which schools and how the student may go about winning them. Some of the schools in which kinesiology majors can find scholarships include:
- Temple University
- Texas Tech University
- Michigan State University
- Boise State University
- Arizona State University
- San Francisco State University
- Sacramento State University
Kinesiology Major Overview
The kinesiology major can be found within a number of departments at a university. These departments include athletic training, movement science, sport management, and physical education. This major is offered through both bachelor's and master's degree programs. Topics of study can include:
- Motor control
- Sport business and marketing
After graduation, kinesiologists often work in schools, fitness settings, hospitals, geriatric facilities, governmental agencies, clinics, and volunteer agencies.
For kinesiology majors seeking financial aid, one of the best ways to find scholarships is to seek out colleges and universities that provide departmental scholarships.