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Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship at the Tucker Center [4449]

About this fund

To provide scholarships in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. The Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship was established to ensure that the best students in the nation are able to participate in significant education and research initiatives designed to improve the lives of girls and women, their families and their communities. This scholarship will provide an opportunity for young people to meet their educational and career goals, especially those students who might not otherwise have the financial means to further their aspirations.

Anticipated award: $15,000 (three $5,000 awards)

Deadline: The 2021-22 scholarship cycle is now closed.

Background: Eloise M. Jaeger has set up this scholarship to support students through the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. It is a fitting tribute to the work that Dr. Jaeger did while she was working at the College of Education and Human Development, and the departments of Physical Education and Kinesiology. She has been a strong advocate for girls' and women's participation in sports, and was instrumental in the growth and recognition of physical education and women's sports for female students at the University and for the expansion of this program. When it comes to women's involvement in sport and physical activity, Professor Emeritus Eloise Jaeger was a pioneer. One powerful example of her pioneering spirit was her commitment to education, research, and community service. To honor that commitment, the Tucker Center established a scholarship in her name. The "Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship" is one of the most far-reaching aspects of her legacy at the University. Eloise Jaeger began her involvement at the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate taking classes in physical education in preparation for a career in teaching. She received her M.Ed. In 1944 from the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. in 1952 from the University of Iowa. Professor Jaeger taught women's physical education at Minnesota for many years and, in 1962, became the director of the Department of Physical Education for Women. In 1971 Jaeger was named the director of the School of Physical Education and became the first woman at an American college or university to have jurisdiction over both men's and women's physical education programs. She was a steadfast force behind the establishment of women's intercollegiate athletics and the increase in girls' and women's participation in all aspects of sport and physical activity. Dr. Jaeger passed away in 2007 but her legacy lives on through her commitment to girls and women in sport.

Application criteria: Undergraduate and graduate student award. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher and a major GPA of 3.40 or higher (minimum of 9 semester credits in courses offered through the School of Kinesiology). Eligible students must be working on education in areas related to girls and women in sport and physical activity, and provide written documentation of how and why this scholarship will advance their education. Students must submit an application form and a curriculum vitae or resume. Undergraduate: The award is designated for the applicant who is either currently working on or proposing to work on an educational or research project, or community outreach and public service in an area related to girls and women in sport and physical activity. The proposal paper should be a detailed description of the proposed project including the significance of proposed project outcomes, how the project contributes to the applicant's academic and professional goals, and a timeline for accomplishing the project (6-9 months). In addition, the award recipient must submit a 3-5 page summary report of accomplishment. Graduate: The award is designated for the applicant who is either currently working on or proposing to work on an educational or research project in an area related to girls and women in sport and physical activity. Examples include a dissertation, thesis, or M.Ed. Project. Applicants must submit an abstract (maximum length 500 words) related to the project under consideration.

Selection process: Selection of the individual(s) will be done through the Tucker Center Director.

Selection committee: Tucker Center Director, Tucker Center co-director, Tucker Center Administrative Assistant

Contact: Jonathan Sweet sweet006@umn.edu

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