About our Professional Level Scholarships
The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc. has inaugurated a scholarship program honoring outstanding students from the EATA membership who have excelled academically and clinically as professional (entry-level) athletic training students. At present, eleven $3000 grants 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 are meant to encourage the recipients to continue their education toward a professional athletic training degree and pursue a career in athletic training.
Each Certified Athletic Trainer preceptor can nominate no more than one candidate for this award. The candidate is responsible for forwarding forms completed by the student, the team physician or an academic professor, the AT Education Program Director, and the AT/preceptor. Complete criteria for candidacy may be found below.
The Certified Athletic Trainer preceptor should see that all forms are completed (typed) and forwarded in one package with an official transcript of the candidate’s academic record to the Chair of the EATA Scholarship Committee at the address listed on the cover of this booklet.
The EATA Scholarship Committee will screen the candidates and announce its selections to the EATA membership at the annual meeting in January.
A maximum of two applicants from one Athletic Training Education Program may be selected as EATA scholarship recipients each year. Program Directors are encouraged to submit the two best qualified candidates for the award based on the listed criteria.
(Application will be posted in early Fall)
Joseph Abraham Scholarship
Joe was the Athletic Trainer for Hobart College and was the EATA Secretary/Treasurer for over 20 years.
The EATA Scholarship can be given to either a District 1 or District 2 athletic training student member.
Wes Jordan Scholarship
Wes was the Head Athletic Trainer at the Univ. of Maine for over 30 years and was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame.
Paul Grace Scholarship
Paul was the first Executive Director of the BOC, worked at MIT and was inducted into both the NATA and ATOM Halls of Fame.
Marcia Anderson Scholarship
Marica works at Bridgewater State Univ. She has authored multiple AT books and is in the NATA Hall of Fame.
Carl Krein Scholarship
Carl worked at Central Conn. State Univ. and was on the BOC and NATA Board of Directors. He was also President of EATA.
Koko Kassabian Scholarship
Koko worked at Northeastern Univ and was the Presidents of EATA and ATOM. He is a member of the NATA Hall of Fame
Paula Turocy Scholarship
Paula works at Duquesne Univ. and was the first chair of CAATE and was inducted into the NATA and PATS Halls of Fame.
Charles Thompson Scholarship
Thompson is the Head Athletic Trainer at Princeton University, a past EATA President and NATA Hall of Famer.
Kent Scriber Scholarship
Kent was the Head Athletic Trainer at Ithaca College and a President of EATA. He is also in the NATA Hall of Fame.
This student scholarship which was sponsored by Hartman-Conco for many years was discontinued in 2017.
District 2 Scholarship
This scholarship that was orginially given by D2 and was renamed in 2013 to the Charles Thompson Scholarship.