Jodie W. McCarley Scholarship for Future Coaches of Female Athletes

Undergraduate students seeking a degree in Kinesiology with teaching certification in Physical Education with the intent of becoming coach of women’s athletics
Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5
Must be enrolled full-time; this requirement is waived for the clinical teaching semester
Must be resident of Texas
Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Essay required

College of Education & Human Development
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay (minimum 500 words or one page length) that includes the following:

    • A brief outline of planned course work to earn teacher certification in All-level Physical Education (EC-12), or coursework and electives you feel would complement your career as a coach.
    • A brief statement of intent to serve as a volunteer in a community athletics program for at least 20 hours per year and pursue a coaching certificate while enrolled at UTSA.
    • One or more paragraphs describing your goals and aspirations for coaching women’s athletics.

    In the process of describing your goals and aspirations for coaching women’s athletics, there may be other related areas you wish to address. These are suggestions only and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

    1. Activities (high school, college or community related) in which you have participated.
    2. Describe how sports have played a role in your life.
    3. Describe why you decided to major in Kinesiology.
    4. Describe how you encouraged your peers to be active and live a healthy lifestyle.
    5. Honors, awards or academic achievements you have received in the past three years that you consider important.
    6. Extracurricular activities (such as positions held in student government, sports, or club memberships) that you consider most important and include any leadership positions (such as team captain or president).