Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department (RESS)

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Degutis, Ernest Memorial Scholarship

Degutis, Ernest Memorial Scholarship

ESS Scholarship Available to:

Full-time students at Western who are Juniors or Seniors. Must be a declared major in Exercise & Sport Science. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Show outstanding achievement in four of the following five areas; Special Talents, Leadership, Obstacles Overcome, Community Service and Unique Endeavors.

ESS Scholarship Provided by:

The estate and family of Ernest Degutis.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western Exercise and Sport Science faculty in consultation with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as needed. Award made at the end of the spring semester each year.

Application:
Contact the RESS Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2010 - Wright Gym 209

Find out more about Western's Exercise & Sport Science at www.western.edu/ess

 Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Men and women from high school seniors to university seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.

Provided by: Family to perpetuate the memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship, and scholarship.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Application: Please complete and submit Western's Common Scholarships Application located here.

 Eastman Awards in Recreation & Outdoor Education

Eastman Awards in Recreations & Outdoor Education (ROE)

The Eastman Awards recognize and encourage ROE majors who show diversity and outstanding achievement in the recreation field. There are 4 Eastman Awards available:

New Student Award

Open to both new freshmen and new transfer students. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and freshmen must also have a 21 ACT or 990 SAT. Students must also show a documented commitment to recreation as their major field of study at Western. Must show outstanding achievement in at least three of the following five areas:

Special Recreational Talents
Unique Recreational Endeavors
Obstacles Overcome
Community Service
Leadership

Achievement Award

available to junior and senior ROE majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must act as an outstanding role model in and out of the classroom and uphold the values of the recreation and leisure profession.  Must show outstanding achievement in at least three of the following five areas:

Special Recreational Talents
Unique Recreational Endeavors
Obstacles Overcome
Community Service
Leadership

Service to Humanity Award

Available to junior and senior ROE majors. Must provide documentation of their outstanding service project(s).

Eastman Academic Award

Available to junior and senior ROE majors with a minimum GPA of 3.6 in the ROE program. Students must act as an outstanding academic role model.

Provided by: Don Eastman.
Amount: Amount depends on fund availability.
Selected by: Western ROE Faculty.
Application: Contact the RESS Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-2010 - Wright Gym 209

 Eastman Awards in Recreation & Outdoor Education (ROE)

Eastman Awards in Recreation & Outdoor Education 

ROE Award is Available to:

The Eastman Awards recognize and encourage ROE majors who show diversity and outstanding achievement in the recreation field.

There are 4 Eastman Awards available:

New Student Award

Open to both new freshmen and new transfer students. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and freshmen must also have a 21 ACT or 990 SAT. Students must also show a documented commitment to recreation as their major field of study at Western. Must show outstanding achievement in at least three of the following five areas:

  • Special Recreational Talents
  • Unique Recreational Endeavors
  • Obstacles Overcome
  • Community Service
  • Leadership 
Achievement Award

Available to junior and senior ROE majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must act as an outstanding role model in and out of the classroom and uphold the values of the recreation and leisure profession.  Must show outstanding achievement in at least three of the following five areas:

  • Special Recreational Talents
  • Unique Recreational Endeavors
  • Obstacles Overcome
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
Service to Humanity Award 

Available to junior and senior ROE majors. Must provide documentation of their outstanding service project(s).

Eastman Academic Award

Available to junior and senior ROE majors with a minimum GPA of 3.6 in the ROE program. Students must act as an outstanding academic role model.

ROE Awards are Provided by:

Don Eastman.

Amount: Amount depends on fund availability.

ROE Award Recipients Selected by: 

Western ROE Faculty.

Application:
Contact the RESS Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2010 - Wright Gym 209  

Find out more about Western's Recreation and Outdoor Education Program at www.western.edu/roe.

 Ernest Degutis Scholarship

The Ernest Degutis Scholarship

This scholarship is available to ESS majors with demonstrated excellence in academics, and outstanding achievement in personal fields.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • ESS Major
  • Junior or Senior Class Standing
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Demonstrated Excellence in Academics
  • Show Outstanding Achievement in 4 of the following:
    • Special Talents
    • Leadership
    • Obstacles Overcome
    • Community Service
    • Unique Endeavors
Application Procedures:
  • A written letter of application - please include local address
  • Unofficial transcript (may use DegreeWorks)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation from Western faculty or staff
    • Letters must NOT be from ESS department members
    • At least one letter must be from a faculty member
  • Essay addressing at least four of the five areas listed above

The Ernest Degutis Scholarship is Provided by:

Ernest Degutis

Amount: Amount depends on fund availability.

Scholarship Recipients Selected by: 

Western RESS Faculty.

Completed applications must be turned in to Terri in the RESS Department office in Wright Gym no later than the second Friday of April for the upcoming academic calendar year.

Find out more about Western's Recreation and Outdoor Education Program at www.western.edu/roe.

 RESS Student Professional Development Fund

RESS Student Professional Development Fund

Exercise and Sport Science Scholarship is Available to:

ESS and ROE majors who are full-time students at Western. The Student Professional Development Fund is to support professional activities such as professional certification exams, conference attendance, research, or other professional preparation activities. 

ESS Scholarship Provided by:

Alumni Donations 

Amount: Approximately $400 awarded every semester.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western RESS faculty committee  

Application:
Contact the RESS Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2010 - Wright Gym 209

Find out more about Western's Exercise and Sport Science Program at www.western.edu/ess.

Find out more about Western's Recreation and Outdoor Education Program at www.western.edu/roe.

Recreation and Exercise & Sport Science programs at Western educate students in disciplines that help us become all that we can be.

People need physical activity as well the opportunity to re-create themselves with departures from routine we call recreation. Western's scientific approach to optimizing human physical achievement – in our renowned High-Altitude Performance Lab, in our awesome recreation and fitness facilities, on high-country trails and on the slopes – benefits from our location on one of the world's highest altitude college campuses. When you achieve excellence in our rarified atmosphere, you learn you can achieve it anywhere.

Programs of Study

Directory

Faculty

Renee Brekke-Ebbott headshot
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Mark Bruton headshot
Phone: (970) 943-7131
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Christina Buchanan headshot
High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, M.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Phone: 970.943.2027
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
Lance Dalleck headshot
Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Phone: 970.943.7132
Office Location: Wright Gym 227
Angela Dalleck headshot
Phone: 970.943.2179
Office Location: Wright Gymnasium 232
Matthew Ebbott headshot
Senior Lecturer in Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.A., John Carroll University, M.S., Western Illinois University
Phone: 970.943.2115
Office Location: Wright Gym 222
Mark A. Gibson headshot
Chair, Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department; Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.A., Eastern Washington University, M.S., Colorado State University, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado
Phone: 970.943.7129
Office Location: Wright Gym 224
Pete Kadushin headshot
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., Penn State University, M.A., West Virginia University, PhD., West Virginia University
Phone: 970.943.2241
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 234
Kathleen M. Kinkema, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor, Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department
B.A., Grand Valley State University, M.S., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: 970.943.7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229
Tami Maciejko headshot
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
B.A., Western Colorado University
Phone: 970.943.2083
Office Location: Wright Gym Pool
Brett Miramon headshot
Lecturer in Exercise & Sports Science
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A.T., University of Northern Colorado
Phone: 970.943.2251
Office Location: Wright Gymnasium 234
Brooke Moran, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.S., University of New Hampshire, M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Phone: 970.943.2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Bronte Roberts headshot
Lecturer in Recreation/Sports
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Crystal Southall headshot
Lecturer in Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, M.S., University of Memphis, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Phone: 970.943.2149
Office Location: 233 Wright Gym
Sherrill Stenson headshot
Lecturer in Sports & Recreation
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Paul Tame headshot
Senior Lecturer in Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.A., University of Western Sydney , M.A., University of New England at Armidale
Phone: 970.943.2292
Office Location: Wright Gym 232
Ryan Weatherwax headshot
Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Science; Manager, High Altitude Performance Lab
B.S., Grand Valley State University, M.S., Northern Michigan University
Phone: 970.943.2104
Office Location: Wright Gymnasium 225
Jay Whitacre, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Recreation and Outdoor Education, Adjunct Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.A., Indiana University , Ph.D., Indiana University
Phone: 970.943.2202
Office Location: Paul Wright Gymnasium 231