This scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Patricia (Trish) Lee Meek. Trish was a Special Olympics athlete, excelling in swimming. Trish influenced the career of her mother, Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek. Because of Trish, Sherry became an expert in the DAPE field and a strong advocate for people with disabilities. Sherry’s passion assisted many students in their pursuit of teaching students with disabilities. The purpose of this award is to provide a scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student pursuing licensure in developmental adapted physical education (DAPE).
Applicant must be a MNSHAPE Member
At least one-half of the DAPE licensure courses in respective approved Minnesota Board of Teaching DAPE licensure programs must be completed before applying for this scholarship. (You may be currently enrolled prior to the application, meaning that half your courses would be completed in the semester of application.