Nancy Christensen Future Professionals Scholarship

The Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators (MNSHAPE) is committed to the professional development of Future Professional members who are enrolled in Physical and Health Education Teacher Education programs approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.  Authorized members of Physical Education or Health Education Clubs (Future Professionals) in higher education may request student support to attend the annual MNSHAPE conference through this application for funding.  Only Future Professional Clubs who meet all criteria and priorities (below) will be considered for funding at the discretion of the MNSHAPE Board of Directors. Funding is limited, competitive, and require submission of online application.  Funding requests may be fully funded, partially funded, or denied.

Funding purpose:  Assist Future Professional MNSHAPE members to attend annual state conference.

Funding Support Policies

  • Awards are to be used to support Future Professionals who attend the annual MNSHAPE conference.

    • Awards may be used to support: travel to/from conference; lodging; meals (no alcoholic beverages); registration; and, others.

    • Awards may not be used for Future Professional Memberships.  Each Future Professional that is supported through this funding request must be current MNSHAPE members.

  • Award amounts will not exceed $750 per club.  Award amounts will be determined by the MNSHAPE Awards Committee based on merits of the application submitted.  

  • At this time, only one application proposal per recognized college/university may be funded.  If a particular college/university recognizes two separate Future Professional clubs (e.g.  Physical Education, Health Education Clubs), then they may collaborate together to submit one application to request funding if desired.

  • Awarded clubs will be required to assist at various capacities at the conference (e.g., session presider, registration, set-up or take down at conference).

Funding Support Priorities

  • College/University Future Professional Clubs are formally recognized by the university.

  • College/University Future Professional Clubs are supervised by faculty who are MNSHAPE members.

  • Future Professionals who receive funding support are MNSHAPE members.

  • Funding requests maximize Future Professional attendance and participation at the MNSHAPE conference.

  • Funding requests are cost-effective and reasonable.

  • Online application for funding support is complete and submitted prior to deadline.

Applications Due September 15

Please contact Megan McCollom ([email protected]) if you are interested in applying for this scholarship.