Boand & Rowe Professional Development Award for Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity

The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to current GVSU undergraduate or graduate students who are seeking leadership and professional development opportunities relative to supplemental program and project work that relates directly to initiative and the advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be full-time student
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 55 credits
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference given to those applicants who demonstrate an interest or career goals related tot he advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

PLEASE NOTE: Award recipients will be required to submit a one-page report at the conclusion of their project reflecting on their experiences and listing the specific learning outcomes that were attained. This report will be uploaded into your myScholarships application at completion of the professional development activity

Colleagues, Students, Friends and Family of Joan Boand and Patti Irwin-Rowe
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a statement (500-700 words) that includes the following:
      How will participation in the proposed activity/event enhance your skills and ability as it pertains to the advancement of women in leadership in sport & physical activity?
      Details of the project/event/conference description with purpose as well as registration information if applicable. (May upload pdf or web link below)
      Detailed budget that includes other funding sources applied for or received, registration fees, transportation costs, lodging costs and any other cost associated with the project/event/conference.
    • If providing web link for registration documentation, please do so here:
    • If uploading PDF registration information please do so here:
    • Upload full statement here: