Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014.

Essay Requirements: 900-1,500 words

Award: Four winners will be chosen, based on quality of submitted essay. Highest award is $3,000. Three additional winners will be given $1000 each. Winners will be notified and awards will be given toward the end of January 2015.

2013 Scholarship Winners

**All students gave permission for their name and photos to be published.

2014 Essay Subject

Discuss the relationship between body weight and self-esteem, and how reaching a healthy body weight might improve a person’s self-esteem. Essays might address issues of real versus perceived notions of “ideal body weight”, how media/celebrity images create idealized perceptions of body-image, and how a person might address those issues in the pursuit of improved self-esteem through the achievement of fitness goals.

About the Scholarship Program:

The Research Leadership Scholarship Program was created in hopes that it may encourage students in various health fields to work toward a future in which obesity and it’s related problems can be controlled.

Questions or comments about the Student Leadership Scholarship Program can be sent to

Scholarship Entry Form