Graduate school can be expensive — we totally get it. But you might not realize how many different scholarship opportunities there are for dedicated and innovative students of all fields of study, including athletic training students.
Keep reading to learn about seven scholarship options that are specifically designed for students working to obtain a master's in athletic training.
— this association sponsors scholarships through more than 30 donor-funded endowments. Each of these are endowed in perpetuity and with a minimum of $50,000. Peruse these scholarships to see which one would best fit your qualifications.
— a scholarship opportunity that is cosponsored by PFATS and Gatorade. All collegiate student athletic trainers who are in their junior year or higher with a grade-point average of at least 3.2/4.0 and who plan on pursuing a career as a certified athletic trainer are eligible to apply for one of these $2,000 scholarships. Application forms may be found at www.nata.org and are due by February of each year.
— sponsored by PFATS and named after the Head Athletic Trainer of the Baltimore Colts who dedicated his life to helping abused and neglected children. All collegiate student athletic trainers who are in their junior year or higher with a grade-point average of at least 3.2/4.0 and who plan on pursuing a career as a certified athletic trainer are eligible to apply for one of these $2,000 scholarships. Application forms may be found at www.nata.org and are due by February of each year.
— offers three scholarships that are available to graduate students: the Minority Scholarship, the Challenge Scholarship and the Woman's Scholarship. These awards have their own specific requirements you must meet and would be for someone in the strength and conditioning field with an award of $1,500.
— offers formal grant funding for graduate student research examining the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education and the college student-athlete psychosocial experience. The maximum grant would be $7,500 and are only available to graduate students enrolled at NCAA-member institutions.
— a $500 scholarship from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) granted to the candidate who most demonstrates these qualities: that they live a healthy, active lifestyle; that they have diverse interests beyond academic studies; that they possess the ability to work with others, especially fellow students, on projects; and that they promote the health of others, especially through encouraging and supporting endeavors to be physically active. Applicants must also be members of ACSM.
— offers eleven $3,000 grants that are awarded annually to students in entry-level accredited programs who have participated with distinction in a college or university athletic training program. These awards would be for an outstanding students from the EATA membership who have excelled academically and clinically as professional (entry-level) athletic training students. The association would like to encourage students onward in their professional and academic careers, so make sure you check them out!
Considering getting a master's in Athletic Training?
If you're interested in jumpstarting your career in the booming field of athletic training, our Team at Neumann University is ready and excited to help you during this decision process! Through classroom instruction and clinical training, students at Neumann will gain the expertise necessary to thrive in this evolving field.
But before you enroll in a graduate program, it's important to do research related to funding your graduate degree. Make it your goal to apply to three or more scholarships before the end of the summer, and if you have any questions about Neumann University's graduate school funding options, don't hesitate to request more information today!