The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship was founded specifically to answer the financial needs of the students who are very much deserving to finish their education but lack financial resources to do so. This scholarship program is open to the college juniors and seniors as well as the graduate students who are pursuing any of the following programs such as health, physical education, recreation or dance.
In order to qualify for the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship, the potential candidate needs to fulfill the requirements asked by this scholarship grant. One of the requirements that the applicant needs to have is a grade point average of no less than 3.5. This scholarship program is awarded by SHAPE America, and recipients in the undergraduate level are provided the amount of $1,250 which is non- renewable. While graduate level recipients are offered the amount of $1,750 which is also non- renewable.
Application for the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship may be accessed through the website of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Aside from the completed application, candidates are also required to submit other documents such as a photocopy of the applicant’s AAHPERD membership card, or if he or she is still not a member, the applicant may at least provide a copy of the completed AAHPERD membership application form.
Three letters of recommendation are also needed for submission as well as a short biographical sketch with about 250 to 350 words that must be fulfilled by one of the applicant’s recommenders.