Financial Aid and Scholarships


About School of Public Health Scholarships

The School of Public Health (formerly the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation) would like to thank its donors for their support of our students through the establishment of privately-funded scholarships.

What follows is background information on these donor-funded scholarships awarded to School of Public Health students. For information on how you can help support School of Public Health scholarships, please contact Natalie Kubat, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations in the Office of Development and Communications, at 812.855.7891 or

To learn more about the 2014-2015 application process please see the Scholarship Application Information Page.

A number of scholarships are available to current students enrolled in the School of Public Health-Bloomington. 

Campus Recreational Sports

Campus Recreational Sports offers several scholarships and awards to its employees and participants. Students cannot apply for these scholarships online. For more information on these awards, please visit the Campus Recreational Sports web site.

Matching the Promise Scholarships

The School of Public Health currently offers three Matching the Promise Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who are directly admitted to the School of Public Health and are renewable up to four years, provided the student continues to meet the criteria established by each scholarship.

Margaret Gary Sutter Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Margaret G. Sutter who wishes to support students’ academic growth and success. It is awarded to undergraduate students studying Nutrition Science or Dietetics within the Department of Applied Health Science. Students must demonstrate academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale and preference is given to those in financial need.

Richard D. Spear Memorial Scholarship

Created by Beverly Spear, this scholarship to honors the memory of her husband, Richard D. Spear, and celebrates their time spent at Indiana University and his four degrees from the School of Public Health, when it was known as the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. The Scholarship is given to support an incoming freshman. The scholarship is used to support an incoming freshman enrolled who has a 3.0 GPA, record of extracurricular and community activities, and can maintain a 2.75 GPA for the length of their enrollment as an undergraduate in the School.

Walter Jamieson Memorial Fellowship

This scholarship was created in honor of Walter Jamieson by Lynn Jamieson and Stephen Wolter. Walter Jamieson served the city of Paterson, New Jersey as an active and honored commissioner of the Paterson Park Commission for 20 years. He demonstrated extraordinary commitment to city youth, youth at risk, and recreational sports as intervention and youth development. The scholarship is given to a first year master’s level student studying in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies who has demonstrated a commitment to youth with priority given to those who possess primary interest and experience in recreational sports, public recreation, parks management, and outdoor programs. The recipient shall maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA.