Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship

Scholarship Description


The award is open to a master’s level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Prior AAHPERD scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Application Procedures
The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year.
All application materials must be submitted simultaneously in a single envelope.The application and accompanying documents must be typed, single-spaced, in a 12-point font.
All applications must be accompanied by the following:
A current curriculum vitae. Use the following categories, presenting the material in reverse chronological order where applicable.
Personal information
Current program and institution
Degrees earned, names of institutions, and years of graduation
Employment experience and dates of employment
Professional presentations: title, date, and location of presentations
Professional publications
Professional memberships
Professional committee involvement
Voluntary community service activities
Any other extra-curricular or professional activities
An official transcript from the institution granting the most recent degree and any coursework that fulfills requirements for the current degree program.
A narrative three-part statement that includes your philosophy of health education, your professional goals, and your assessment of current and future issues in health education. The maximum length for this narrative is three double-spaced pages. Include sub-titles for each of the three areas (Philosophy, Professional Goals, Issues).
Three letters of recommendation from professional individuals in the academic major, which address academic status, leadership potential, and career commitment. Two of the letters must be from the applicant’s advisor and a major professor.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 1000

Max Award: 1000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
AAHPERD Scholarships / 1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1599

Contact Person: AAHE Scholarship Committee

Phone: 703-476-3400 / 800-213-7193

Fax: 703-476-9527