North Carolina Student Majors Association

NCSMA Awards & Scholarships

Background: NCAAHPERD-SM annually awards five $1,000 dollar scholarships to students majoring in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, sports management, or dance. Three of the scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students and two are awarded to a student entering or attending a graduate school in North Carolina.

Award Deadline: June 10 is the deadline for all Student Majors awards.

NCSMA Annually Recognizes:

Student Major of the Year Award
Award Criteria:

  • The recipient must be a member of NCAAHPERD-SM
  • The honoree must be an undergraduate student majoring in one of NCAAHPERD-SM's allied fields.
  • The award is open to any individual attending a North Carolina college or university.
  • NCAAHPERD-SM Annually Recognizes:

June P. Galloway Undergraduate Scholarship (a $1,000 scholarship)

Background: The June P. Galloway Undergraduate Scholarship and was established in her memory in 1974. Dr. Galloway joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1957 and died in March 1974 after a short illness. While at UNCG, Dr. Galloway served as coordinator for student teaching, coordinator of the athletic division and was one of the first coaches for women's basketball. Her professional leadership responsibilities included the presidency of the NCAAHPERD-SM and of the Southern Association of Physical Education for Women. Born on May 5, 1932, Dr. Galloway remains an example of the best we have in the profession. The inner values of Dr. Galloway serve as an outstanding heritage to any student, colleague, or friend. Few people pass our way during a lifetime that means so much to so many.


Nathan Taylor Dodson Undergraduate Scholarship (a $1,000 scholarship)

Background: The Nathan Taylor Dodson Undergraduate Scholarship. Taylor Dodson was born in 1922 and grew up on a farm in Rockingham County, North Carolina. He died in 1969 as a result of a heart condition. As an adult, he lived with the knowledge of his heart impairment but shared it only with his family and a few close friends. Dodson's contributions in the field of physical education included serving as an advisor in physical education for the State Department of Public Instruction of North Carolina and working as a Professor of Physical Education and Intramural Director for Men at Wake Forest University. Dodson is also remembered for his work as a sports official, in summer camps and in professional organizations. Many southern states including the Southern District have honored Nathan Taylor Dodson by giving awards in his name.

NC Female Athlete Scholarship (a $1,000 scholarship)

Background: When the North Carolina Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NCAIAW) dissolved in the mid-1980s, it transferred its financial resources to NCAAHPERD-SM with the understanding that the Alliance would use the money to establish a scholarship in the name of the NCAIAW and award that scholarship to a female athlete attending one of the former North Carolina AIAW colleges or universities.


Ronald W. Hyatt Graduate Student Scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships)

Background: Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, served UNC Chapel Hill with distinction for over 40 years. "Doc Hyatt" served two terms as president of NCAAHPERD-SM, and one term as president of the SHAPE Southern District. Nine different organizations presented him with over 25 different honors and awards. He was most proud of the fact that during his career he taught students at all levels from elementary school through the collegiate level.