Department of Health and Human Performance Scholarships


Please complete the application via the button provided at the bottom of this page. You will also be required to submit the following:

  • An essay (two pages maximum) in which you: Describe how you meet the criteria for all scholarships for which you are applying Present your professional goals.  Include specific references to awards, accomplishments, and activities relevant to the selection criteria. 
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college/university work. 
  • Two (2) letters of support specific to your scholarship request(s). The same two letters of support can be used for multiple scholarships. If this is the case, make sure you provide your recommender with an inclusive list of criteria to address.

Available Scholarships

C&H Scholarship 

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: An undergraduate student majoring in Health and Human Performance with an option in Exercise Science – Applied who intends to make a career in the field of applied Exercise Science. The recipient must be a full-time junior or senior in good academic standing during the award year. (Awarded alternating years to students in the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Department of Teaching and Learning.)

Shamus McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $500
  • Criteria: Juniors or seniors majoring in Health and Human Performance who are aspiring to pursue advanced study in medicine/healthcare. Recipients should be self-motivated role models who are conscientious, selfless and passionate about learning with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Pat Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $3,600
  • Criteria: Undergraduate majoring in health and human performance with a minimum grade point average of 3.2; must have junior or senior standing during the full academic year at the time of application; applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor attesting to the applicant's character, compassion, and integrity.

Naseby and Evelyn Rhinehart Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria:  To be awarded to a University of Montana Athletic Training Program graduate student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the athletic training profession. Must have a 3.0 GPA to apply and submit 3 professional letters of recommendation to support the student’s accomplishments in clinical and academic program components.

George and Margaret Sarsfield Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $2,121 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Female undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Health and Human Performance are eligible to apply. Recipients must be full-time students for the two semesters they receive the scholarship. The award is based on gender, financial need, and academic aptitude. Preference is given to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant “essay” submitted with the completed College of Education and Human Sciences “Application for Scholarship/Fellowship Award” form will be a one to two page (maximum) introduction letter stating why the applicant deserves to receive the scholarship.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: Please plan to complete your application within a one-week period. Once you click the apply button and start your application you will have 7 days to complete that application. If you do not finish the application in 7 days, your incomplete application will be recorded and sent.

It is possible to start a new application if your incomplete application is submitted. Please email with your request or call 406-243-4911.