Dr. Anita Aldrich Nursing Scholarship
The Dr. Anita Aldrich Nursing Scholarship was established in 2013 by an estate gift from Dr. Anita Aldrich. In Dr. Aldrich's decades as an IU faculty member, she established a pattern of being the first woman to serve in many capacities at the university and in the community. She was a professor of education in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), where she served as Chair of Women's Physical Education, then chair of the combined departments of Physical Education for men and women, and also as Dean of the School of HPER from 1975-76. Dr. Aldrich served outside the university as the women's advisor to President Kennedy's Council for Physical Fitness in 1961, and as the National President of the American Association for HPER, 1962-63. Throughout her long career, she was recognized with state and national awards for her service and contributions to health and physical education.