Alumni and Friends

Department Priorities

Robert W. Gotshall Graduate Scholarship Endowment

Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory Expansion/Renovation

Support the cost of construction for the HPCRL.

Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory Expansion Support

Support purchase and maintenance of equipment, furnishings and other necessary miscellaneous expenses.

Health and Exercise Science Student Research/Support

Support student research travel, salaries, conference registrations and miscellaneous research supplies.

Health and Exercise Science Research Seminar Series

Support travel, honorarium and miscellaneous expenses related to the research seminar series.

Help us create a new scholarship!

Contact Dr. Barry Braun via email ( or phone (970-491-7875) to learn more.

General Department Funds

Health and Exercise Science

General Fund

Homecoming Race

Youth Sport Camps Scholarship

Scholarship for children in need of financial assistance for camps

Department Scholarships

HHS Students First ScholarshipThe College of Health and Human Sciences Students First Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College with high scholastic standing. This scholarship will be divided with a minimum award of $1,000 among top students in each of the undergraduate majors in the College, as selected by the scholarship committees.
Attack Pack ScholarshipThe Attack Pack Scholarship was named in honor of a group of heart attack survivors, many of whom participate in the Adult Fitness Program in Health and Exercise Science. The award is given to a junior or senior student with a quality academic record who demonstrates volunteer service in health promotion other than practicum experiences for credit, and plans a career in cardiac rehabilitation.
Bariatric Center of the Rockies Graduate ScholarshipCreated by Bariatric Center of the Rockies, a collaboration between Northern Colorado Surgical Associates and Poudre Valley Hospital, this scholarship recognizes the pioneering efforts of Dr. Merlin G. Otteman, an early leader in bariatric surgery in northern Colorado. Dr. Otteman, whose work includes the development of gastric bypass and vertical banding surgery, devoted his time helping morbidly obese patients create a healthier lifestyle. Recipients must show an involvement in and commitment to obesity and/or diabetes research. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient continues to meet the criteria as outlined in the fund agreement.
Pearle E. Betts Graduate ScholarshipThe Pearle E. Betts Graduate Scholarship was established when Ms. Betts, a 1939 graduate of Colorado State University, bequeathed her entire estate to the University. Ms. Betts earned an M.S. degree in Vocational Homemaking and had a long career teaching high school Home Economics classes.
Anne Blair ScholarshipAnne (Clark) Blair graduated from CSU with a bachelor's degree in Housing and Design in 1976. She currently works for the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council, running the VanGo program. Anne is married to John Blair, Jr., an 1974 Social Sciences graduate of CSU. Anne and John enjoy hiking, theatre, and visiting National Parks. In their enthusiasm in supporting CSU, it is Anne's hope that her scholarship will allow students to enroll at CSU who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Chamberlain Family Graduate ScholarshipThe Chamberlain Family Graduate Scholarship is given in honor of the Logan Chamberlain family. Logan received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The award is given to graduate students in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, who demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are thesis or doctoral candidates working on research with a practical application. Non-traditional aged students are encouraged to apply.
Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Undergraduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the gerontology interdisciplinary minor. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
Columbine Health Systems Graduate ScholarshipThe Columbine Health Systems Graduate Scholarship is given by Mr. J. Robert Wilson, owner of Columbine Health Systems, a locally owned and operated health system. Awards are given to graduate students who are interested in a career in the field of aging. Recipients must retain a minimum 3.0 GPA and show University or community service.
B. C. Cowel Health and Exercise Science ScholarshipThe B.C. Cowel Health and Exercise Science Scholarship was established by Bo Cowel's family in honor of his years of service at Colorado State as a physical education professor and intramural director. Bo passed away in 1999. The award is awarded to a junior or senior. Selection is based on high involvement in physical education activity, interest, and leadership. Recipients must be U.S. Citizens
Ellen Jean Bennett ScholarshipPhillip R. Bennett created this scholarship in honor of his mother, Ellen Jean Bennett. Ellen's desire was always to become a teacher, and she received her degree in education from Yankton College. Her love for teaching has never faded and she now passes down her knowledge of literature and history to her six grandchildren.
Elizabeth Forbes ScholarshipThe Elizabeth Forbes Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Miss Forbes in honor of her 39 years as Director of Physical Education for women at Colorado State. This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in Health and Exercise Science. Selection is based on professional promise and participation in campus, city, and professional activities. Applicants should have experience working with people with disabilities, senior citizens, and/or preschool children.
Robert W. Gotshall Graduate ScholarshipThe scholarship is being established in honor of Robert W. Gotshall, on his retirement, in honor of his many years researching and teaching on the influence of exercise and diet on cardiopulmonary physiology and health within the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Eddie Hanna Memorial ScholarshipThe Eddie Hanna Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends of Eddie, a football player for CSU, who died of a heart attack following the 1949 opening game in Colorado Springs. Eddie's Ram football number, 21, was retired after his death at age 24. This award is available to sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in Health and Exercise Science who have distinguished themselves in some form of athletics.
Dorothy Horrell "Making the Best Better" ScholarshipAs a triple alumna from CSU's School of Education, Dr. Dorothy A. Horrell, '73, '78, '92, has dedicated her life to education, service, and leading organizations to be strategic and better connected to the community. Dr. Horrell credits CSU and her early years in 4-H for the foundation and fundamentals that she has applied in every professional role she has held, from her time leading Red Rocks Community College, and the Colorado Community College System, through her tenure as president of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, and now as the chair of the Colorado State University System Board of Governors. In all of Dorothy Horrell's endeavors, she has been passionate about investing in people and helping to develop leaders. The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation established this scholarship as a way to honor Dorothy's many contributions to its organization by supporting the College of Health and Human Sciences, to which she has a deep and significant connection.
Richard Gay Israel Health and Exercise Science ScholarshipDr. Gay Israel, department head of Health and Exercise Science from 1996-2014, was a transformational leader, building the department into a model that is respected nationally for outstanding research, teaching, and service. Dr. Israel passed away in 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The Richard Gay Israel Health and Exercise Science Scholarship was created by the Department of Health and Exercise Science and supported by many colleagues, alumni, family and friends to honor Dr. Israel's impressive career and impact, and to support undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Health and Exercise Science within the College of Health and Human Sciences at Colorado State University. The Department is grateful to have had the opportunity to share the news of this scholarship's creation with Dr. Israel, before his passing. He approached his work with such a passion for students, and the Department is honored to continue supporting undergraduates in his name.
Jean Tramell Shepardson Health and Exercise Science ScholarshipThe Jean Tramell Shepardson Health and Exercise Science Scholarship was established to support scholarships for women in the Department of Physical Education. Recipients are to be of good moral character, sound citizenship, and have a satisfactory academic record. May be renewable, if student reapplies and continues to meet criteria.
Sue Jones Health and Exercise Science ScholarshipThe Sue Jones Health and Exercise Science Scholarship was established in 1994 by Sue, a 1959 Physical Education graduate. The award is given to juniors or seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who demonstrate professional involvement in the Health and Exercise area and a commitment to the department (student clubs, activities, volunteer and work experience).
Kotsiopulos FamilyScholarshipThe Kotsiopulos Family Scholarship is to provide scholarships to benefit students enrolled in the Department of Design and Merchandising within the College of Health and Human Sciences (formerly known as the College of Applied Human Sciences) at Colorado State University. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships for students pursuing a career in merchandising or other business-focused/entrepreneurial concentration in the Department of Design and Merchandising.
Alan and Julie Lind ScholarshipAlan and Julie Lind each earned two degrees at Colorado State University, are Colorado natives and ran track and cross-country for the Rams. Alan graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in Economics and in 1991 with an MBA. Julie's bachelor's degree is in Human Development and Family Studies in 1984 and in 1990 received her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. They fondly reflect on their time at CSU both academically and athletically and want a student in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Health and Human Sciences participating in one of the University's Division I athletic programs to benefit from their scholarship.
Sheri Linnell ScholarshipSheri Linnell was the director of the Colorado State University Adult Fitness Program, a position she held for over 25 years. She mentored many health promotion students through their first practicum experience. The Sheri Linnell Scholarship was established in 2005 by friends, family, and colleagues of Sheri in her honor. The scholarship is for a junior or senior in the health promotion concentration who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and has demonstrated volunteer service in health promotion, other than practicum experience for credit.
Ann Livingston Memorial ScholarshipThe Ann Livingston Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends of Ann, who was a Colorado State alumna and Poudre School District teacher for 28 years. The award is given to undergraduates majoring in Health and Exercise Science concentrating in health promotion. Preference is given to graduates of Poudre School District who participate in a variety of professional activities.
Myron Brown Ludlow Memorial ScholarshipThe Myron Brown Ludlow Memorial Scholarship is given to an CHHS sophomore, junior, or senior male student with high scholastic achievement and limited financial means.
Gertrude A. McCord AwardPhi Kappa Phi is a national honor society that recognizes an Outstanding Junior from each college. The student selected for the Junior Award must be in the upper 7.5 percent (minimum 3.5 GPA) of the College's junior class and also have made a professional contribution or have been of significant service to the University.
McCubbin Leadership ScholarshipThe McCubbin Leadership Scholarship was established by the members of the Dean's Leadership Council to honor Dean Jeff McCubbin and his wife Debbie in their commitment to the students of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Dean McCubbin's career at Colorado State University has and continues to profoundly impact students. Jeff has served as a mentor and leader to scholars within the College, and the Dean's Leadership Council created this scholarship to further encourage future Rams to be involved within the CSU community and to know that they are supported from the top down. This award is given to an undergraduate student in any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, with preference given to those students with proven leadership through their involvement in their major, college, and/or university leadership organizations
Moore-Poudre Valley Health Systems ScholarshipThe Moore-Poudre Valley Health Systems Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Moore, is available for students who are taking at least five credits at Colorado State and are employed at Poudre Valley Health System. Recipient must have an interest in working in Northern Colorado after graduation.
Katherine I. O'Donnell ScholarshipThe Katherine I. O'Donnell Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate Colorado residents studying in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Preference is given to students from a rural or farm upbringing and background; planning a career working in a health promotion field, such as teaching and promoting physical activity with children and families or conducting research related to helping people live healthier lives; and with financial need.
Redmond Family ScholarshipThe Redmond Family Scholarship was established in memory of Hayes and Helen Redmond and daughter, Madelon, by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and siblings. Madelon Redmond Wills graduated from Colorado State University in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in Health and Human Sciences who may not qualify for merit-based scholarships but is a high ability student deserving of scholarship consideration.
Kay Schaake Memorial ScholarshipThe Kay Schaake Memorial Scholarship was established by family and colleagues of Kay, who was a Physical Education professor at Colorado State. For students majoring in Health and Exercise Science concentrating in health promotion, the award is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. It is awarded to students who have shown broad-based participation in professional activities and/or organizations.
Delano F. Scott ScholarshipThe Delano F. Scott Scholarship is presented to male undergraduates with a minimum sophomore standing, pursuing any major in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The selection is based in part on financial need.
Jane K. Sullivan ScholarshipJane K. Sullivan received her master's degree in 1990 in Exercise and Sport Science (now known as the Department of Health and Exercise Science.) Using her lifelong interest in science and health, Jane has dedicated her career to helping others become physically fit and healthy as an aerobics teacher for over thirty years. Jane enjoys many talents, which include spending time designing contemporary art mosaics. In addition to her philanthropic support of CSU, Jane is very involved in the community, supporting many causes related to dance and the arts and helping women achieve self-sufficiency. Jane's wish for her scholarship is that she may inspire CSU students to follow in her footsteps as a fitness instructor and involved community member. The Jane K. Sullivan Scholarship supports full-time juniors, seniors or graduate students in Health and Exercise Science who are experienced, certified (by a nationally accredited organization) aerobic or group fitness instructors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic Holistic Care ScholarshipThe Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic, Inc. is a long-standing acupuncture clinic that has been in the Fort Collins community for over 18 years. The building has a rich history of healing having been used by other medical professionals in our community, and once serving as the Fort Collins food coop. The intention of the clinic was and is a general family practice to bring health and wellness through an ancient tradition with modern ideas and to bring preventive medicine to our community. It is run by a husband and wife team in Dayna and Monique Larson with other excellent healers who practice with the same intentions: bring wellness and preventive medicine to the forefront and bridge both western medicine with alternative medicine for the benefit of the patient providing quality of life in health mentally, emotionally and physically. The goals for the TCM Scholarship is to support students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Business to attract and support new talent in both the healthcare field and business profession and to bridge the spirit of health and healing with an entrepreneurial drive in a new age of medicine. Recipients are encouraged to visit the TCM website at and to connect with Dayna and Monique Larson to learn more about TCM and discuss potential internship opportunities. The Larson's wish to be active participants in their recipients' CSU journeys.
Charles and Lucille Terrell Memorial AwardThe Charles and Lucille Terrell Memorial Award was established by Mr. Charles Terrell in memory of his wife, who was a 1939 graduate of Home Economics. It is awarded to a junior or senior, based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and participation in campus activities. This year's recipient receives a cash award and name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Dean's Office.
Kevin & Stacy Unger Family ScholarshipThe Unger family wishes to provide financial assistance to students within the College of Health and Human Sciences, who have been impacted with financial hardship and might not otherwise be able to finish their degrees without the extra support of this scholarship.
Students First ScholarshipThe University Students First Scholarship is presented to undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and are active in campus and/or community service organizations.
Kelly Walker Health Promotion ScholarshipThe Kelly Walker Health Promotion Scholarship acknowledges a student's outstanding leadership and service in health promotion to the Department of Health and Exercise Science, the University, and the community. Kelly Walker was the Coordinator of Clinical Experience and the Director of the Wellness Promotion concentration in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science (now Health and Exercise Science) for eight years. Her unique enthusiasm and contagious sense of humor are greatly missed by students and faculty since her retirement due to Multiple Sclerosis. She is fondly described by faculty as an extremely kind and compassionate instructor and adviser who always made time for students. Recipients must be active in the Wellness Club and provide service to department, university, and community.
Evelyn L. Ward & Family ScholarshipThis scholarship is presented by Evelyn Ward, a 1942 Home Economics alum, and her family. Evelyn is a Colorado native and worked as a teacher, Extension home agent, and social worker. Because of her deep commitment to education access, she wishes to assist students in their pursuit of a college degree. Recipients must be a full time student enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.