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Dorothy M. Muzzey Loan Fund

Students who are enrolled in a major in Kinesiology (undergraduate or graduate) can apply for a loan through the Dorothy M. Muzzey Loan Fund. In the event the student meets a set of requirements at the completion of the degree program, the loan amount will not need to be paid back to the University. Students receiving the loan will be named "Department of Kinesiology Muzzey Scholars."


  1. Accepted and enrolled full-time in a major in the Department of Kinesiology.
  2. Undergraduates must have SIUC GPA of at least 2.75 and Graduates 3.0.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate of a southern Illinois high school (counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Hamilton, White, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, and Wabash counties).
  2. Need, as demonstrated by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Commitment to field of study.

Application Process:

(Download Muzzey Loan Application)

  1. Cover letter and brief statement about request for loan (including need and amount).
  2. Transcript (unofficial from SalukiNet).
  3. Financial need as evidenced on financial aid award letter (award letter can be obtained from SalukiNet).
  4. Application materials should be dropped off in the main office (Davies 107).


  1. Applications due April 15th each year.
  2. Can receive loan more than once.

Forgiveness Clause:


  1. Graduate from one of the Kinesiology programs at SIU.
  2. SIU GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate).
  3. Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Certified to teach in Physical Education Teacher Education and graduate of Physical Education Teacher Education Program
  • Certified in Athletic Training and graduate of Athletic Training Education Program
  • Undergraduate Degree in other Kinesiology majors
  • Graduate Degree in Kinesiology

Kinesiology Scholarships

In addition to this funding, the Kinesiology program offers a number of specialized award opportunities. Qualifying criteria and award amounts vary.  Check out the individual awards listed below:

The award amounts are contingent upon contributions and available funding. Our students greatly appreciate donations made toward any of these awards.