Scholarships

Through scholarships, we are able to fund the next generation's innovators and leaders of physical activity and sport sciences.

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Application requirements

All CPASS scholarship applicants are required to fill out a designated CPASS scholarship application.

  • All applicants are required to be an admitted student in the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • In order to apply for scholarships requiring financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) MUST be completed. FASFA forms are  available online and at the WVU Financial Aid Office. Please visit the  WVU Financial Aid Office for more information about FASFA.
  • In order to submit a scholarship application, students are encouraged to upload an activities summary along with their resume.
  • All other requirements are listed within the criteria for each scholarship.

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate scholarships: January 31, 2021
Graduate scholarships: March 31, 2021
Transfer scholarships: June 30, 2021

Activities summary specifications

An activities summary will need to be submitted in the format outlined below and should highlight any information not already listed in your resume:

  • Academic Background
  • Honors/Awards
  • Leadership Experience
  • Academic and Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Service
  • Work Experience
  • Any other information that you would like for us to know

Please give the dates you were involved, and any leadership roles you had, in each activity you list.

Available Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for the 2021-2022 academic year through the general application pool.

Willie and Linda Akers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Willie and Linda Akers

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher

Additional Notes

Dr. Roger Alford Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Dr. Roger Alford. 

Requirements

  • Major: Any CPASS undergraduate major
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Student must be a non-resident of WV
  • Need: Student must show financial need
  • Ethnicity: Student must be African-American
  • Student must not be competing in intercollegiate athletic programs at WVU

Ferris and Deanna Antoon Textbook Scholarship

The award honors Ferris and Deanna Antoon and is intended solely for textbooks.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Needs: recipient must demonstrate financial need
  • Academic: Recipient must demonstrate academic promise

Additional Notes

  • Funds must be used by the recipient to purchase textbooks for their classes during the academic year the award is designated for. 

Marvin (Bucky) Bolyard Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Marvin (Bucky) Bolyard.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors and pre-majors
  • Residency: Current or former resident of Preston County

W.A. Carruth, M.J. Pearse & K.J. Blakemore Scholarship

This award honors Wincie Ann Carruth, M.J. Pearse and Kittie.J. Blakemore

Requirements

  • Degree: Full-time undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 3.2 or higher
  • Need: Must demonstrate financial need

Additional Notes

  • A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year provided they continue to meet the selection critia.

Forrest G. Clark Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship honors Forrest G. Clark

Requirements

  • Degree: Undegraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Residency: WV Resident
  • Academic: Student must meet all requirements of the WVU Scholars Program

Additional Notes

  • Recipients are selected by program faculty from those deemed eligible.  No application is available for this scholarship

Tom and Jan Cook Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Tom and Jan Cook

Requirements

  • Degree Undergraduate
  • Major: Majors and pre-majors in Sport Excercise Psychology

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student from West Virginia.

Fred M Coombs Scholarship

This award honors Fred M. Coombs.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • Need: Must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Recipients may seek renewal upon making normal progress towards degree requirements. 
  • Scholarship is not automatically renewed each year. 

CPASS Senior Class Scholarship

This scholarship is supported by funds raised by the Dean's Student Advisory Board.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Class: Available only to graduate seniors
  • GPA: 3.5
  • Involvement: Must show significant service to the community and to CPASS

Louise Currence Christensen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship honors Louise Currence Christensen 

Requirements

  • Degree: Full-time undergraduate or graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors and pre-majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher

Additional Notes

  • Residency: First preference to students from Pocahontas Co, WV.
  • Involvement: First preference will go to a student involved in professional or community organizations

CFT, Inc., Barbara & Gary Dalton CPASS Scholarship

This scholarship award is funded by CFT, Inc.

Requirements

  • Major: Any CPASS major
  • GPA:  2.5 or higher

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student not receiving another CPASS scholarship

Doris Dorinzi Scholarship

This scholarship honors Doris Dorinzi.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Class: junior - senior
  • Need: Must show financial need
  • Residency: Student graduated from a WV High School

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student majoring in Physical Education with a specialization in Teacher Education

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Robert Hayhurst Semper Fi Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Robert Hayhurst

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Class: full-time Junior or Senior
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • This scholarship will go to a student who has served in the U.S. Marine Corps

Additional Notes

  • Preference for Sport Management major

Robin L. Hayhurst Sports Management Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Robin L. Hayhurst.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full-time Undergraduate
  • Major: Available only to Sport Management majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Must be West Virginia resident
  • Must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • First preference shall be for graduates of Hundred High School (WV) or Buckhannon-Upshur High School (WV) or their successor.
  • Must show a commitment and involvement in community youth sports organizations to receive this scholarship.

Bob and June Huggins Coaching Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Bob and June Huggins

Requirements

Eleanor Lantz Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded through the WVU Alumni Association in honor of Eleanor Lantz 

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Student must be a WV resident

Jennifer A. & Lindsey D.C. McIntosh NYSP Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Jennifer A. & Lindsey D.C. Mcintosh

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Any CPASS major
  • Involvement: Student must have either attended or worked for the National Youth Sports Program at West Virginia University for two years.
  • Must show financial need 

Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Kelly Irene Osleger.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate involvement in professional or community organizations

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to students studying in Physical Education or Athletic Training.

John Semon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors John Semon.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • Class: freshman - senior undergraduates
  • Residency: Must be a West Virginia resident
  • Need: must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Must intend to teach in West Virginia after graduation.

William A. & Anna F. Shuman Scholarship

This scholarship honors William and Anna Shuman. 

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Current or former resident of Preston Co, WV.

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a female student who meets all requirements

Bob and Jean Wilson Memorial Scholarship for CPASS

This scholarship award honors Bob and Jean Wilson.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all Pre-majors and majors of CPASS
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Student must be female
  • Must show financial need 

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student in the PETE program

Charles Peter Yost Physical Education Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Charles Peter Yost

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Class: sophomore - senior
  • Residency: Must have graduated from a WV high school
  • GPA: 3.2
  • Involvement: The recipient must have demonstrated interests and participation in community services and campus organizations. 

Peter and Linda Zulia Endowed Scholarship

This award honors Peter and Linda Zulia.

Requirements

  • Degree: undergraduate or graduate
  • GPA: 2.5

Additional Notes

  • First preferences for applicant selection will go to Athletic Training majors.
  • A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year providing they continue to meet the selection criteria.

Dr. Dana D. Brooks Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Dana D. Brooks who retired as the Dean of CPASS in 2019.

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Level: Doctoral
  • Assistantship: Must hold a Graduate Teaching Assistantship
  • Involvement: Must show evidence of involvement in professional or community organizations

Additional Notes

  • First preference goes to students majoring in Sport and Exercise Performance Psychology
  • Second preference goes to students majoring in Coaching and Teaching Studies

Kevin and Karen Elko Scholarship

This award honors Kevin and Karen Elko.

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Major: Sport Management on-campus program
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate a record of public and/or professional service in the Sport Management profession. 

Dr. Patricia K. Fehl Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Dr. Patricia K. Fehl

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Need: Recipient most show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Priority given to a first year Doctoral student studying Coaching and Teaching Sciences
  • Second priority given to a Master's student studying Coaching or Physical Education

Eleanor Lantz Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded through the WVU Alumni Association in honor of Eleanor Lantz 

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Student must be a WV resident

Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Kelly Irene Osleger.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate involvement in professional or community organizations

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to students studying in Physical Education or Athletic Training.

William A. & Anna F. Shuman Scholarship

This scholarship honors William and Anna Shuman. 

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Current or former resident of Preston Co, WV.

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a female student who meets all requirements

Peter and Linda Zulia Endowed Scholarship

This award honors Peter and Linda Zulia.

Requirements

  • Degree: undergraduate or graduate
  • GPA: 2.5

Additional Notes

  • First preferences for applicant selection will go to Athletic Training majors.
  • A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year providing they continue to meet the selection criteria.

Marvin (Bucky) Bolyard Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Marvin (Bucky) Bolyard.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors and pre-majors
  • Residency: Current or former resident of Preston County

Forrest G. Clark Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship honors Forrest G. Clark

Requirements

  • Degree: Undegraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Residency: WV Resident
  • Academic: Student must meet all requirements of the WVU Scholars Program

Additional Notes

  • Recipients are selected by program faculty from those deemed eligible.  No application is available for this scholarship

Tom and Jan Cook Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Tom and Jan Cook

Requirements

  • Degree Undergraduate
  • Major: Majors and pre-majors in Sport Excercise Psychology

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student from West Virginia.

Doris Dorinzi Scholarship

This scholarship honors Doris Dorinzi.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Class: junior - senior
  • Need: Must show financial need
  • Residency: Student graduated from a WV High School

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student majoring in Physical Education with a specialization in Teacher Education

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Robin L. Hayhurst Sports Management Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Robin L. Hayhurst.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full-time Undergraduate
  • Major: Available only to Sport Management majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Must be West Virginia resident
  • Must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • First preference shall be for graduates of Hundred High School (WV) or Buckhannon-Upshur High School (WV) or their successor.
  • Must show a commitment and involvement in community youth sports organizations to receive this scholarship.

John Semon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors John Semon.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • Class: freshman - senior undergraduates
  • Residency: Must be a West Virginia resident
  • Need: must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Must intend to teach in West Virginia after graduation.

William A. & Anna F. Shuman Scholarship

This scholarship honors William and Anna Shuman. 

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Current or former resident of Preston Co, WV.

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a female student who meets all requirements

Charles Peter Yost Physical Education Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Charles Peter Yost

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Class: sophomore - senior
  • Residency: Must have graduated from a WV high school
  • GPA: 3.2
  • Involvement: The recipient must have demonstrated interests and participation in community services and campus organizations. 

Athletic Training Scholarships

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Kelly Irene Osleger.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate involvement in professional or community organizations

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to students studying in Physical Education or Athletic Training.

Peter and Linda Zulia Endowed Scholarship

This award honors Peter and Linda Zulia.

Requirements

  • Degree: undergraduate or graduate
  • GPA: 2.5

Additional Notes

  • First preferences for applicant selection will go to Athletic Training majors.
  • A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year providing they continue to meet the selection criteria.

Coaching and Performance Science Scholarships

Willie and Linda Akers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Willie and Linda Akers

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher

Additional Notes

Dr. Patricia K. Fehl Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Dr. Patricia K. Fehl

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Need: Recipient most show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Priority given to a first year Doctoral student studying Coaching and Teaching Sciences
  • Second priority given to a Master's student studying Coaching or Physical Education

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Bob and June Huggins Coaching Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Bob and June Huggins

Requirements

Physical Education and Kinesiology Scholarships

Doris Dorinzi Scholarship

This scholarship honors Doris Dorinzi.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Class: junior - senior
  • Need: Must show financial need
  • Residency: Student graduated from a WV High School

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student majoring in Physical Education with a specialization in Teacher Education

Dr. Patricia K. Fehl Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Dr. Patricia K. Fehl

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Need: Recipient most show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Priority given to a first year Doctoral student studying Coaching and Teaching Sciences
  • Second priority given to a Master's student studying Coaching or Physical Education

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Kelly Irene Osleger.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full time Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate involvement in professional or community organizations

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to students studying in Physical Education or Athletic Training.

John Semon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors John Semon.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Physical Education and Kinesiology
  • GPA: 2.8 or higher
  • Class: freshman - senior undergraduates
  • Residency: Must be a West Virginia resident
  • Need: must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • Must intend to teach in West Virginia after graduation.

Sport and Exercise Psychology Scholarships

Tom and Jan Cook Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Tom and Jan Cook

Requirements

  • Degree Undergraduate
  • Major: Majors and pre-majors in Sport Excercise Psychology

Additional Notes

  • First preference will go to a student from West Virginia.

Hope Harper Loar Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Hope Harper Loar. 

Requirements

Additional Notes

  • First preference will be given to residents of Pendleton county
  • Second preference will be given to residents of Hardy, Grant, or Pocahontas counties

Sport Management Scholarships

Kevin and Karen Elko Scholarship

This award honors Kevin and Karen Elko.

Requirements

  • Degree: Graduate
  • Major: Sport Management on-campus program
  • Involvement: Recipient must demonstrate a record of public and/or professional service in the Sport Management profession. 

Robert Hayhurst Semper Fi Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Robert Hayhurst

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Class: full-time Junior or Senior
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • This scholarship will go to a student who has served in the U.S. Marine Corps

Additional Notes

  • Preference for Sport Management major

Robin L. Hayhurst Sports Management Scholarship

This scholarship award honors Robin L. Hayhurst.

Requirements

  • Degree: Full-time Undergraduate
  • Major: Available only to Sport Management majors
  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • Residency: Must be West Virginia resident
  • Must show financial need

Additional Notes

  • First preference shall be for graduates of Hundred High School (WV) or Buckhannon-Upshur High School (WV) or their successor.
  • Must show a commitment and involvement in community youth sports organizations to receive this scholarship.

Old Pros Endowed Scholarship

This award honors the WVU Old Pros.

Requirements

  • Degree: Undergraduate
  • Major: Available to all CPASS majors
  • Academics: The recipient must be in good academic standing
  • Involvement: Must show evidence of professional and/or community service