James Madison University

Award Recipients

Hinman Scholarship
In her memory, Gilda Hinman, a 1954 Madison College graduate established a scholarship for teacher candidates in Physical & Health Education Teacher Education.   This significant scholarship is awarded annually to ambitious and passionate teacher candidates who demonstration the determination and drive to make positive impacts on future students’ lives through teaching health and physical education. 

Outstanding PHETE Award
This award recognizes the outstanding student in Physical and Health Education Teacher Education.  Students are nominated by the program coordinator and confirmed by the faculty.

The Teachers of Promise
The Teachers of Promise Institute is held annually at James Madison University. Sponsored by the Virginia Milken Educator Network, the James Madison Center, and the Virginia Professional Educators Association, the program offers a quality professional development opportunity for pre-service teachers from all of the Commonwealth’s 37 teacher-accrediting institutions.  These participants exhibit a strong commitment to their profession and exemplify the traits necessary for a truly exemplary career in public education.

SHAPE America Award/Sinclair Scholarship
This award, presented by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, recognizes an outstanding student from each college or university.  The scholarship was donated by Dr. Caroline Sinclair, former head of the Physical Education Department at James Madison University.

VAHPERD Outstanding PE Major
This award, presented by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognizes a teacher candidate who has shown outstanding personal qualities, high ideals, good scholarship, and professional ethics.

VAHPERD Outstanding Woman Student Athlete 
This award is presented by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to a senior majoring in HPERD and a member of a university sport team.  The recipient shows leadership, character and academic excellence.