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Outstanding Student Awards

Undergraduate Student Major Awards - Education and Non-Education Disciplines

Nomination Criteria:

  • A member of KAHPERD
  • A junior or senior education major in the professional areas of health education/physical education (for award in education) or other professional areas – recreation, dance, kinesiology, sport management, exercise science, fitness/wellness, athletic training, or a closely related area (for award in area other than education) 
    • is on track towards a degree in physical education/health education (for education award) or the profession (for award other than education)
    • has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale

Nominating a candidate (to be completed by college/university department chair):

  • Submit a KAHPERD Awards Student Majors Nomination Form along with the following materials, to Awards Chair  by September 1st.
  • Each university is eligible to nominate (specified on nomination form)
    • one student for a student major award in the area of teaching
    • one student for a student major award in a discipline other than teaching
  • Provide a brief and concise descriptive paragraph highlighting the achievements of the nominee (150 word maximum)
    • service to community
    • contribution to the profession
    • other important information as it pertains to the award
  • A photograph (of the nominee) – professional head shot (JPEG at 300 dpi minimum)

Graduate Student Major Awards - Education and Research

Nomination Criteria:

  • A member of KAHPERD
  • Is on track towards an advanced degree in physical education/health education (for award in education) or the profession (for award in research)
  • Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, on a 4.0 scale

To nominate a candidate:

  • Submit a KAHPERD Awards Student Majors Nomination Form (to be completed by the nominating university professor) to Awards Chair,  by September 1st.

Candidate must submit the following to the Awards Chair (kahperd_awards@ymail.com) by September 1st.

  • Two letters of support/recommendation, highlighting the nominee’s achievements within the profession (for award in education) or the nominee’s professional research achievements (for award in research)
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing accomplishments, service, and contributions, including  (2 page limit):
    • academic history
    • service to community (3 to 5 contributions for a minimum of 2 years during the undergraduate career)
    • contribution to the field of education/research
    • other important information as it pertains to the award (character and professional qualities)
  • A photograph (of the nominee) – professional head shot (JPEG at 300 dpi minimum)

Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year

  • One student will be selected from all outstanding student majors submitted by universities/colleges.

 

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