Ruth Abernathy Presidential Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

October 15

Awarded By

SHAPE America

Award Amount

$1,250 annually, non-renewable for undergraduate students. $1,750 annually, non-renewable for graduate students. Recipients will also receive a three-year AAHPERD membership.


Five awards offered annually. Three awards will be given to undergraduate students and two awards will be given to graduate students.

Additional Information

Recipients will be selected according to the following criteria: scholastic proficiency; evidence of leadership; school, community, professional activity/service; and character attributes. The applicant must be a first-time Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship recipient. Previous winners of SHAPE's National Presidential Scholarship are ineligible. The applicant must be a current member of SHAPE. Students may join SHAPE at the time of application by filling out a online membership application.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE) website. The applicant must complete either the undergraduate or graduate application, whichever is applic ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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