Education

Renee Fernandes/NATA Holly Nieman, left; Elena Keretses and Whitney Correll are recipients of scholarships sponsored by PBATS.

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The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization’s most highly regarded programs.

“Our scholarship program has awarded more than $3 million to 1,490 students,” said NATA Foundation President R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS

Through this program, which is managed by the Scholarship Committee, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master’s and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually (from 50 to 75), with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization’s endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support.  Here is some additional information on the Scholarship Program process.

Scholarship Program Details

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The NATA Foundation is pleased to announce our 2016 Scholarship Recipients and we thank our donors; for without your support, this program would not be a success!

Get to know our 2016 Scholarship Recipients below!

Undergraduate Graduating Undergraduate Entry Level Masters Post Professional Masters Doctoral

 

FIRST LAST INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIP NAME SPONSOR
Claire Albert Purdue University Denny and Linda Miller Scholarship Friends of Denny Miller
Jessica Barrett University of Connecticut Frank George Scholarship Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (Districts One & Two)
Bethany Beuhring Marshall University NATA Foundation Scholarship National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association
Steven Boyton The University of Texas at Arlington Paul Grace Scholarship Board of Certification, Inc.
Emily Bradley West Chester University NATA Foundation Scholarship American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Alexandra Bryan Washington State University Jack Weakley Scholarship Johnson & Johnson
Connor Burton University of Indianapolis Linda Weber Daniel Memorial Scholarship Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Karrie Butler University of Central Arkansas Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship Gatorade Company
Chastity Chov The University of Texas, Austin Steve “Greek” Antonopoulos Scholarship PFATS
Stephanie Clines Old Dominion University (Resident of D1) Penny Dunker-Polek Scholarship Endowment CATA
Whitney Correll Western Carolina University NATA Foundation Scholarship Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society
Brooke Daniell Ohio University Jimmy Warfield Memorial Scholarship Baseball Team Medicine Conference
Leah Dell University of Southern Maine Larry “Stosh” Neumann Memorial Scholarship Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society
Haven Donovan Marywood University Jeff Snedecker Memorial Scholarship National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association
Kaleb Ellison University of West Virginia Richard E. Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship Vandervoort Foundation
Amy Fraley University of South Carolina Dr. Jack Hughston Memorial Scholarship The Hughston Foundation
Allison Gardiner Old Dominion University NATA Foundation Scholarship Johnson & Johnson
Sara Garner Kean University Richard E. Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship Vandervoort Foundation
Sarah Gilleland University of South Carolina Donald J. Fauls Memorial Scholarship Gatorade Company
Rena Gluck Boston University (Resident of D3) Edward Block Courage Society Scholarship Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society
Rebecca Green Illinois State University Pete Demers Scholarship Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers’ Society
Bianca Grimshaw Quinnipiac University Penny Dunker-Polek Scholarship Endowment CATA
Rebekah Hamner Lock Haven University Cramer Cornerstone Scholarship Cramer Products
Matthew Harkey University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill William Tessendorf Scholarship Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society/Gatorade
Thomas Henrie Idaho State University Jack Cramer Memorial Scholarship NATA Board of Directors
Krista Hixson AT Still University Gary Delforge Scholarship Friends of Gary Delforge
Kelcey Holcomb Western Carolina University Hall of Fame member funded yearly scholarship – started in 2016 by R.T. Floyd NATA Hall of Fame Members
Yuri Hosokawa University of Connecticut NATA Foundation Scholarship F.A. Davis Company Publishers
Amani Jackson Indiana State University John A. Mayes – Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) Scholarship John Mayes Scholarship Fund
Ryan Kacvinsky The University of Texas at Arlington Eddie Wojecki Memorial Scholarship Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (District Six)
Megan Keen Central Michigan University Z. Mel Blickenstaff Memorial Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Elena Keretses University of South Carolina Ralph Salvon Memorial Scholarship Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society
Halie Marmalick Northern Michigan University NATA Foundation Scholarship Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society
Cambria McCallum California Baptist University Bill Buhler Memorial Scholarship Baseball Team Medicine Conference
Gillian McCarren Towson University Richard E. Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship Vandervoort Foundation
Amelia Meigs Saint Louis University Mark J. Smaha Scholarship District 10
Jenna Neumann Indiana University GLATA Living Pinky Newell Graduate Scholarship Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Holly Nieman Northern Michigan University NATA Foundation Scholarship Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society
Andrea Patterson University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire GLATA Living Pinky Newell Undergraduate Scholarship Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Eric Post University of Wisconsin-Madison GLATA Living Memorial Graduate Scholarship Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Taylor Purchio University of Montana DJO Global Scholarship DJO Global
Meghan Reid Louisiana State University Bobby Barton Scholarship Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (District Nine)
Kelsey Rynkiewicz King’s College Frank Cramer Memorial Scholarship Cramer Products
Katura Sales Missouri Valley College (Resident of D7) Warren Lee Memorial Scholarship Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association (District Seven)
Christine Samson University of Georgia Chuck Cramer Memorial Scholarship Cramer Products
Jensen Scheele Fort Hays State University NATA Foundation Scholarship MAATA Athletic Trainers’ Student Leadership Council
Seongjun (Jun) Son Brigham Young University David H Perrin Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) Scholarship Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Kelly Stephens Middle Tennessee State University NATA District IX Patty & Chuck Kimmel Scholarship District XI
Lydia Stiving University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire NATA Foundation Scholarship National Basketball Athletic Trainers’ Association
Lisa Stobierski AT Still University (Resident of D4) NATA Foundation Scholarship Johnson & Johnson
Evelyn Tandy University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Scholarship Ben Hogan Sports Medicine
Jacob Teixeira University of Connecticut Norm Mackie Memorial Scholarship Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers’ Society
Brenda Valdez Nava California State University, Fullerton Blynn DeNiro Memorial Scholarship Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers’ Society
Alex Wafer University of Connecticut Rebecca Payne Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Payne Scholarship Fund (District One)
Elizabeth Walters Bowling Green State University Dean Kleinschmidt Scholarship Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society
Beth Ward West Chester University NATA Memorial Scholarship NATA Memorial Scholarship Fund (NATA’s ten districts)
Megan Warren Defiance College Richard E. Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship Vandervoort Foundation
Jesse Williams California State University, Fullerton William “Bill” Chambers Scholarship District 8
Olivia Wishman Louisiana State University Katie Burke Memorial Scholarship Tinactin/Merck (Shering-Plough)
Erika Zambarano Miami University Ronnie Barnes Scholarship Ronnie Barnes Scholarship Fund
Laura Zdziarski University of Florida Jerry Rhea Scholarship Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Scholarship Fund

 

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