HNFE scholarships honor the many accomplishments and contributions Chrissie Mughogo (in development) Michael Houston, and Don Sebolt made to HNFE and their students, families, and communities.  


Chrissie Chawanje Mughogho International Education Scholarship


Chrissie Mughogho (Ph.D. ’98, Outstanding Senior Alumna ’13) was a strong advocate for the education of women and was the first woman in her Malawian village to graduate high school.

At the time of her death in January 2014, she was working to establish career advising centers for young women.  Mughogo felt that education was the key to a life well lived, and she strived to help as many people as possible to become educated and achieve their dreams. She truly embodied “UT Prosim.”

Read more about her life in the Spring 2014 issue of Happenings.


Designate “HNFE – Chrissie Mughogho Scholarship” on the giving website.


Chrissie Mughogho
Chrissie with her mum in their home village in Malawi.

Michael Houston Memorial Scholarship


Michael Houston, who passed away in 2008, was a professor and the department head of HNFE.

During his career, he introduced kinesiology and human nutrition to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.

His scholarship supports a GTA who demonstrates a passion for teaching and an excitement for learning.


Designate “HNFE – Michael Houston Memorial Scholarship” on the giving website.



Don Sebolt Fitness / Wellness Research Award


Don Sebolt, who passed away in 1998, helped shape the university's curriculum and research in health and physical education and exercise science.

His research measured the effects of physical activity and the relation of muscle function to physical fitness and sports performance.

The award in his honor supports student travel to a scientific conference to present research on the health aspects of physical fitness.


Designate “HNFE - Sebolt Fitness/Wellness Award” on the giving website.


Don Sebolt