This scholarship is a consolidation of various scholarship funds (likely with limited remaining balances) previously created in the Department of Physical Education (PE), now known as the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. Most of these scholarships were established to honor specific emeritus faculty members. Emeriti faculty are those living retired faculty who retain the honorary title status of “Emeritus” at San Diego State University for a lifetime.
Recently found records from the SDSU Scholarship Office identified consolidation of scholarship funds for William Terry, Dorothy Tollefson, Lou Mozzini, and Fred Kasch (not the same as the Kasch-Boyer Scholarship) into what is now known as the “ENS Emeritus Professors’ Scholarship Fund.”
Lou Mozzini was the only one not an emeritus faculty member. He was a retired Physical Education Consultant for the San Diego County School System. The scholarship in his name was created by ENS faculty in collaboration with the San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to honor Lou’s professional contributions.
Review of ENS (PE) Newsletters from 1989 to 2000 shows other individual scholarships were awarded in the department during that time in the names of other faculty: Carl Benton, Patricia Cullen, Albert Olsen, George Ziegenfuss, and Kathleen Fox, all of whom were emeritus faculty. It is not known whether these scholarships were funded separately or from one fund and whether the fund(s) was endowed. Endowed funds are those that have reached a level of principal in the account that will sustain the fund and provide scholarships for many years to come.
For years up to 2002-03 under Financial Aid and Scholarships, the SDSU General Catalog listed scholarships for ENS (PE). Among those listed was the “Physical Education Fund.” This fund could have been used to honor individual emeritus faculty members.
One or more of these funds could also have been consolidated into the ENS Emeritus Professors’ Scholarship Fund.
- The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the scholarship committee.
- The Emeritus Professor’s Scholarship has a value up to $500.
- Minimum Overall Cumulative GPA of 3.50.
- Open to undergraduate (at all class levels), all graduate majors and Doctorate Physical Therapy (DPT).
- Award may be renews up to four additional years.
- Award is not renewed automatically. Prior recipients must reapply for consideration.
- Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled part-time.