Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship

Each year, SHAPE America accepts applications for the Bill Kane Scholarship Program. This annual scholarship is open to any US student pursuing undergraduate degree majoring in health studies at any accredited college or university in the United States. The winner may expect to receive $1, 000. The annual deadline is October 15th.

Scholarship Description
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. 

Award Value
The winner will receive $1,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate degree in health education major.

Place of study
At any accredited institution in the United States.

Eligibility and Requirement

  • The award is open to any student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory.
  • To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (12 hours) at a college or university for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year during which the student is applying. The student must have sophomore, junior or senior status at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a minimum, current overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the SHAPE America application deadline.

Application Instruction
The online application form includes the following sections:

  • Attach a current resume that includes extracurricular/service activities (professional organizations, school, community) and any academic honors, awards, etc. within the past two years.
  • Attach a double-spaced, typed essay about your approach to health education, career interests, and professional goals – what you hope to accomplish as a health educator in training and in the future. (Your essay must be approximately 400 – 450 words in length in a 12-point font.)
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from your professors. Each professor should address, to the fullest extent possible, academic status, leadership potential, involvement in health education profession related activities and organizations, and their perception of the student’s future contributions to the profession as a professional health education specialist.
  • Attach a current official transcript PDF of all college study completed, including the fall semester.

Submission Deadline
15 October every year.

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