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Health and Human Performance

Scholarships and Assistantships

To apply for scholarships:

  • Log in to your myLEO.
  • Click Apply for Scholarships.
  • You must use your Leomail email address to Sign Up.

A new application is required each academic year to be considered.

New international students are cleared to register once they have attended orientation for international students and purchased insurance. Returning international students are cleared to register once they have contacted the International Student Services for insurance clearance.

Dr. Jesse J. Hawthorne joined the faculty of Texas A & M University – Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) in September 1951 and was named the Chair of the Physical Education Department and Director of Athletics in 1953. He served dual capacities for 31 years until his retirement after the 1984 academic year. While in leadership, the Lions won five national titles and won or shared 47 Lone Star Conference titles. This endowment was established with the proceeds from the annual Hawthorne Relays. 

  • Scholarships for GRADUATE students majoring in Health and Human Performance.
  • Recipient's name can be published as a scholarship recipient.
  • Failure to meet the requirements of this scholarship may cause scholarships to be revoked.
  • This scholarship may entitle an out of state resident to the Non-Resident Tuition Exemption as outlined by the Texas A&M University-Commerce Policy on Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for Competitive Scholarship Recipients.
Award varies
Deadline  02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a statement of your professional goals.
  2. CV/Resume (Professional)
  3. Please attach a copy of your Transcripts.

To apply click here.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available on a semester-to-semester basis. Please go through our GA Handbook and other documents provided below for more information: 

Graduate Assistant Handbook

Graduate Assistantship Application

Graduate Assistantship Salaries

Graduate Assistant Tuition Remission Program

Fact Sheet – Assistantship

Graduate Assistant Research Guidelines

IRB Training