Health Sciences & Social Work

Graduate Scholarships

William L. Lakie Scholarship

This scholarship moves to a different department each semester. You will find this scholarship application on the RPTA department website for Spring 2019.

The purpose of the William L. Lakie Scholarship is to promote the development of professionalism in the fields of health, physical education, and recreation by recognizing those graduate students who have demonstrated academic and professional potential in their chosen discipline.


  • Must be a second semester degree seeking graduate student in the Departments of Health Sciences, Kinesiology, or Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Must have full intention of completing the master's degree at Western Illinois University
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 andmust have completed a minimum of 9 graduate semester hours
  • Must have displayed evidence of extracurricular professional activities
  • Must have demonstrated evidence of leadership qualities in departmental, college, and/or professional activities


  • $350
  • A recognition certificate

Application information

  • Application deadline: March 15