betty-swiftDr. Betty Swift Scholarship

For full-time female students who are Arkansas residents seeking a degree within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above.

General Scholarship Application is available after January 9 and the Deadline to apply is in March.  To apply go to or call 501-450-5859.

Please check web site for application deadlines.

Past Winners


Fletcher B. Lowry Award

The Fletcher B. Lowry Award is presented annually to the outstanding student in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The award is named after former Professor and Chairman of the Physical Education Department at the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Fletcher B. Lowry. During his career, Dr. Lowry served two terms as President of the Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 1996, he was elected Professor Emeritus at UCA; in 2004 he was elected to the Central Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame; and he served as a teacher and coach for many years in the state of Arkansas.

Past Winners



UCA Moonlight Graham Sports Medicine Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize an athletic training student that exhibited leadership to the profession, an exemplary academic record and dependability in the clinical setting while in the UCA Athletic Training Program. The criteria for this award are as follows: acceptance into the UCA Athletic Training Program, maintenance of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and membership in an athletic training student organization at the college, state, district or national level.

Past Winners


Alexis Faupel Scholarship Fund

This award recognizes full-time female students majoring in Exercise Science. Recipients must be a rising junior or senior and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. This award is named after Alexis Faupel, a 4th year Exercise and Sport Science student, who died at the age of 21 from cancer while in her last year of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.  Alexis maintained above a 3.0 GPA throughout college.  Alexis had played sports from a young age including swimming, basketball, and track and field.  She continued her love of exercise science through training at several gyms.  Her goal was to obtain a degree in Exercise Science and to incorporate that into her mission of becoming a church youth leader.  Alexis had plans to complete the degree and then enroll in a seminary school that incorporated health of the physical body, as well as the spirit. Please help support her mission and remember Alexis by donating to this special scholarship fund.