Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

All scholarship applicants must be a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association by November 2020.
As applicants progress through their academic career in athletic training or an allied health profession (maintaining NATA membership and involvement) they may apply for the different levels of scholarships, but may receive only one for each level.

Undergraduate (non-senior level) Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited undergraduate program that concludes with a baccalaureate degree;
2. Have completed at least 60 credits of college coursework;
3. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum)
4. Have at minimum one academic year in undergraduate program remaining

Undergraduate (senior level) Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited undergraduate program that concludes with a baccalaureate degree;
2. Be a graduating senior in Fall 2020/Spring 2021 – planning on attending graduate school beginning in Summer or Fall 2021;
3. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum)

Professional Master’s (Entry Level Master’s) Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited entry-level master’s program that concludes with a master’s degree;
2. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum)

Post-Professional Master’s Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. Be BOC certified and enrolled in a master’s program that concludes with a master’s degree;
2. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum)

Doctoral Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

1. Be BOC certified and be enrolled in a doctoral degree program. An applicant may apply during their final academic year of master’s work OR any time prior to their final academic year/dissertation year of doctoral work;
2. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum)

Who do I call or email if I have questions about the scholarship application?

Questions? Contact fndnstaff@nata.org

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Professional Degree Change
The NATA Board of Directors and the Commissioners of the CAATE, with the full support of the Board of Certification and the NATA Research & Education Foundation, have agreed to establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s level.

In order to ensure that the scholarship designations match the transition timeline the following changes will be implemented:

  • The 2024-2025 school year will be the last year the NATA Foundation will award Undergraduate Scholarships
  • The 2024-2025 school year will be the last year the NATA Foundation will award Graduating Senior Scholarships