Grants, Awards & Accreditation

SHAPE America offers recognition and grant opportunities for health and physical education professionals, future professionals and programs. Take a look at the funding opportunities and resources available for upcoming professional development.


 

Grants and Scholarships

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This program will provide much needed funds to schools to enhance health and physical education programs, while helping teachers continue their studies and build expertise that improves student outcomes.
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Skillastics® and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators are once again partnering for the 2nd Annual Skillastics® Physical Activity Grants Program. Skillastics® will award five grants to elementary, middle and/or secondary health and physical educators totaling $10,000.
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Over $600,000 in funding has been awarded through the SHAPE America Research Grant Program since its inception in 1997. The program is administered through the Research Council and is designed to fund member projects .
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The grant supports recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Grants are awarded for up to $1,500 total per year.
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The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year.
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The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a master's level student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. The application materials must be received by October 15.
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The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a master's level student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. The application materials must be received by October 15.
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Awards

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Nominations

Apply for SHAPE America Awards & Recognition

The SHAPE America Awards Program honors distinctive contributions to the profession. All SHAPE America members have the privilege of submitting nominees for each award offered by SHAPE America. All SHAPE America awards are presented annually at the National Convention and Expo.
 
National Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to SHAPE America's 2018 national Teachers of the Year award recipients in adapted physical education, dance education, health education, and physical education. Send them a congratulatory tweet #SHAPENashville!

District Teachers of the Year

SHAPE America is proud to announce its 2019 District Teachers of the Year for adapted physical education, dance education, health education and physical education.

 
2018 SHAPE America Award Winners

2018 SHAPE America Award Recipients and Lecturers

These outstanding individuals will be honored at several different functions during the week-long convention. We hope you will come to these events and cheer on your colleagues. Our professions benefit daily from the hard work, dedication and vision of all of these individuals.


Research Fellow Program

Accreditation

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