The Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education (KPHE) offers four scholarships for KIN or PHE majors. These four scholarships are the Julia Isensee Keegan Memorial Endowment, Pat Warcup, Jill Cholewa, and the Len and Ceil Marti Scholarship.
Students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships at:
Julia Isensee Keegan Award
Keegan was born in Annandale, MN and was raised on a farm near Oriska, ND. She attended the University of North Dakota and in 1919 became the first woman to graduate from the University with a degree in Physical Education. The Julia Isensee Keegan Memorial Endowment was established to furnish scholarships, loans and grants in aid for students majoring in health and physical education with specific preference to be shown for female students. However, the PXW Department has also awarded the Keegan Scholarship to outstanding male students. Both females and males are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
If you expect to graduate in December, you may be awarded a partial annual amount. This scholarship is typically awarded to 4-5 students annually. Awards range from $500-$1000 depending on how much is forthcoming each year from the UND Foundation.
Len and Ceil Marti Scholarship
Len Marti, professor of HPER, served as department chair, and then as athletic director at UND. The Len and Ceil Marti Memorial Endowment was established to recognized the accomplishment of a student who satisfied the following criteria:
a. The student must be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Physical Education.
b. The student must have a strong academic background.
c. The student does not have to be an athlete, but athletes will be given priority.
d. The student should have financial need.
This scholarship is typically awarded to one student annually and is dependent on fund availability. The scholarship is typically awarded for the amount of $125.
Pat Warcup Scholarship
Pat Warcup served as Women's Physical Education Director at UND, coached both basketball and softball, and was inducted into UND's Athletic Hall of Fame. The Pat Warcup Scholarship was established to continue her legacy of helping women exceed in Physical Education. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students exemplifying Pat's commitment to women's physical education. This scholarship is typically awarded to 1-2 students annually in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000.
Jill & Steve Cholewa Physical Education Endowment
Jill (Keena) Cholewa, '77, '79, a former UND volleyball player, was the driving force behind the creation of the UND National Athletic Women's Leadership Council. She and her husband, Steve, owned a successful lumberyard in Madera, California, before retiring. The couple has generously supported scholarships in Kinesiology and Public Health in the College of Education and Human Development, the Sports Business program in the College of Business and Public Administration and volleyball scholarships to UND student-athletes. The Jill and Steve Cholewa Physical Education Endowment provides scholarships to sophomore, junior or senior students pursuing a degree within the Kinesiology and Public Health Education Department.
Sandra Modisett Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Sandra Modisett Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in June 1990 through a like insurance gift from the late Sandra Modisett. The income from the endowment will be used for priority projects in athletics and for a scholarship program for senior recreation students. Sandra Modisett was morn in Minneapolis and attended high school in Dickinson, ND. She came to Grand Forks in 1978 and was active in her church and many civic organizations. Sandra was the director of the recreation division of UND's Health, Physical Education and Recreation department, and had been the newly elected President of the Grand Forks Park Board at the time of her sudden death on May 7, 1990.
Keegan: Briana Hauck, Ashton Carter, Kaysee Mandt
Marti: Adam Mehr
Warcup: Jamie Ronning
Cholewa: Jadyn Nelson
Modisett: Trevor Dufner
Keegan: Kaidra Larson, Lexi Larson, Briana Hauck
Cholewa: Kaidra Larson
Warcup: Briana Hauck
Keegan: Molly Nienhuis, not pictured Kendra Gullickson, Ben Olsen
Warcup: Hailey Brinkman
Keegan: Kendra Gullickson, Jessica Lynch, Natalie Stueven
Len and Ceil Marti Scholarship: Christopher Lee
Julia Isensee Keegan Award: Shelby Carlson, Amanda Kriz, Christopher Lee and Valene Olivier
Marti: Brittney Herbst
Keegan: Brittney Herbst, Tyler Beckman, Travis Schubauer, Jason McCoy
Keegan: Brock Buckellew, Caitlin Stackpool, Shawn Reich, and Tyler Holt
Marti: Tom Ebertowski
Keegan: Patrick Anderson, Allison Neil, Tyler Kraska, Shawn Reich, Kelsey Holien and Amanda Reed
Marti: Abby Rehberger
Keegan: Patrick Anderson, Allison Gira, Christopher Mackay, and Daniel de Moraes
Marti: Casie Hansen
Keegan: Kayla Smith, Stacy Bartinski, Melissa Olson, Carolyn Grant, Casie Hansen
Keegan: Tyler Nelson, Heidi Evans, Melissa Olson, Kirby Newhouse
Marti: Carrie Oswald
Keegan: Jaclyn Bronaugh, Heidi Evans, Kayla Hanson, Stephanie Koetz, Tyler Nelson, Melissa Olson, Heidi Zander
Marti: Melissa Landry
Keegan: Steven Bradley, Jaclyn Bronaugh, Kevin Heltemes, Kathleen Hill, Stefanie Koetz, Christine Lapp, Tyler Nelson, Heath Rydell, Drew Zander, Heidi Zander
Marti: Heidi Zander
Keegan: Cara Demaine, Bobbie Horner, Christine Lapp, Heath Rydell, Jamie Skadeland, Emily Spicer, Drew Zander, Heidi Zander
Marti: Jill Wass
Keegan: Brandon Badding, Cara Demaine, Chelsea Hausauer, Bobbi Horner, Derick Jensen, Amy King, Rebecca Moen, Alissa Rewerts, Travis Saxton, Emily Spicer, Kari Tuton
Marti: Tina Morse
Keegan: Jennifer Hofner, Anne Lundby, Stacy Schouweiller, Lindsay Gallagher, Mike Summers, Timothy Bergstedt, Abby Hearn, Sean Degerstrom
Marti: Tonia Jones
Keegan: Jessica Angell, Melissa Berg, Michael Dahl, Jennifer Hofner, Mandi Rosenthal
Marti: Rachael Holm
Keegan: Scott Doty, Lori Heyd, Kent McPherson, Mandi Rosenthal, Christopher Schaffer, Alicia Wagner
Marti: Jeffrey Ulmer
Keegan: Julianne Altmann, Scott Doty, Lori Heyd, Rhianna Koch, Joeseph Prusack III
Marti: Kimberly Olund
Keegan: Julianne Altmann, Lori Heyd, Todd Smith, Sue Ann Tannahill, Melissa Wilson
Marti: Melissa Wilson
Keegan: Christy Rygh, Sue Ann Tannahill, Kari Ward
Marti: Tim Slukynsky
Keegan: Phil Wilson, Christy Rygh, Shannon Dent, Kari Ward
Marti: Jerome Decoteau
Keegan: Dana Robinson, Paula Hedland, Phil Wilson
Marti: Stephanie Bruening
Marti: Stephen Feency
Marti: Marc Schmaltz
Marti: Sheila Pexsa
Marti: Troy Skime
Marti: Robert Nielsen