Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship

Delbert Oberteuffer was an Emeritus Professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, at The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Dr. Oberteuffer was an articulate and dynamic spokesman for his profession and was in constant demand as a speaker. His class lectures challenged and stimulated thousands of graduate and undergraduate students. He wrote two basic textbooks, Physical Education and School Health Education, that were standard references throughout the country for many years. Both have been revised several times and continue to be used today.

It is uncommon for one person to achieve such eminence in a single field, but Dr. Oberteuffer was an acknowledged leader in two fields: health education and physical education. The uniqueness of this duality is reflected in the notation that he is the only person to receive both the Luther H. Gulick Distinguished Service Award – the highest honor from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – and the William A. Howe Award – the highest honor from the American School Health Association. He also was the recipient of the Hetherington Award granted by the American Academy of Physical Education, and in 1975 The Association for the Advancement of Health Education presented him its first Professional Service Award. Ohio Wesleyan University, Bowling Green State University, and Ashland College conferred honorary degrees upon him. He received the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University in 1969. (Beyrer, 2013)

Electronic Application process for the 2020 award is due by December 1, 2020

Submit your application by completing the form below.

Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship Application

The Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education (FAHE) offers this $1500 scholarship to recognize doctoral students for their a) academic achievement, b) potential for advancing the health of children and youth and c) professional goals in health education and promotion.

The award is designed to assist a health education doctoral student in the investigation of issues related to children and youth. The Oberteuffer Scholarship is open to doctoral level students who are currently enrolled in a health education program in the United States or a U.S. territory. Applicants must demonstrate six (6) completed credit hours in the program of study. All applicants are evaluated on the caliber of submitted documents. The award is presented annually during the Annual Conference of the Society for Public Health Education and although the successful award winner is encouraged to attend the conference, she/he is not required to do so to accept the award.

Provide the following information in your application:

1. Two letters of support - one of which must be from a faculty member who verifies the completion of 6 hours within the program and your current GPA.
2. A personal document in which you describe a) your previous or current activities related to health education/ promotion, b) your professional goals in health education and promotion and c) how your current or future activities are likely to advance the health of children and youth.