# of Recipients:
October 15, 2023
To honor and support deserving students in their educational pursuit.
Applicant must be a current member of SHAPE America (may join at the time of application) and be majoring in the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance; must have college junior or senior class standing at a baccalaureate granting College or university (completed a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter units of college Courses); must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 overall on a 4.0 grade point scale; must be a first time Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Selection will be based on scholastic proficiency, evidence of leadership, school, community, professional activity services and character attributes.