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 may nominate ONLY ONE candidate for a scholarship award. The candidate is responsible for insuring that all four sections of the application (Student Application, Preceptor Recommendation, Academic Professor/Team Physician Recommendation, and the Program Director Academic Verification forms) are completed and submitted online. Any incomplete application will not be considered. Complete criteria for candidacy may be found below
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.
For questions about the EATA Scholarship Program or status of an application, please contact our Scholarship Committee Chair, Todd Lazenby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Abraham Scholarship
Joe was the Athletic Trainer for Hobart College and was the EATA Secretary/Treasurer for over 20 years.
Rachael Oats Scholarship
Rachael was the Assoc. Exececutive Director of NATA and served the profession for over 20 yrs. She was loved by all!
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.
The EATA Scholarship can be given to either a District 1 or District 2 athletic training student member.
District 2 Scholarship
This scholarship that was orginially given by D2 and was renamed in 2013 to the Charles Thompson Scholarship.