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The Outstanding Student Award provides the means through which the Midwest District AAHPERD recognizes an undergraduate student who has displayed distinctive leadership and meritorious service to his/her profession of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport.
All applicants must submit six typed and complete applications to the chair of the Midwest District AAHPERD Recognition and Awards Committee by August 15. Application materials should include:
The Midwest District Recognition and Awards Committee will select one Outstanding Student Award recipient from the applications and present the nominee to the MDAAHPERD Board of Directors for approval. The recipient will be notified by October 1 (or immediately following the Midwest District AAHPERD Fall Leadership Conference) and presented with the award at his/her state HPERD conference.
In 1992, the Midwest District established a foundation to benefit students using the interest from its funds. Provisions were made that when the fund reached $5,000 the outstanding student would be awarded $200 during the award presentation at their state convention. For each additional $2,500 in principal, the scholarship will increase $100. Outstanding student winners are asked to make direct contact with the Midwest treasurer to make arrangements for monetary awards. It may not be possible to do this at the time of their respective state convention so follow up is requested on the part of award winners.
The Outstanding Student Award recipient is encouraged to complete an AAHPERD Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship application (including letters of recommendation and a publicity form) by October 15. The application materials should be sent to the Recognition Awards Committee, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, for national consideration.
Please do not hesitate to contact the chair of your state or Midwest Awards Committee if you have any questions.
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