Scholarship Process FAQs

Do I have to be a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to apply for a scholarship?

Yes, all candidates must be a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association by November 2021 for the 2022 Award Cycle.

How much money is awarded for each scholarship?

The awarded amount varies from year to year.

Can I apply for multiple scholarships throughout my years of education?

Yes, as you progress through your academic career in athletic training or an allied health profession (maintaining NATA membership and involvement) you may apply for the different levels of scholarships, but may receive only one for each level.

Do I need to Submit Official Transcripts?

Yes, official transcripts will need to be uploaded to the online application in order to verify reported GPA.

Who is qualified to act as my Nominating Certified Athletic Trainer and what do they need to do?

This individual is a BOC certified athletic trainer, who is an NATA member in good standing, and who can attest to the applicant’s skills, abilities and scholarly activities as they relate to the applicant. We encourage you to pick someone who will be able to assess you relative to your peers and past scholarship winners. They have agreed to write you a letter of support for your application. This letter is very important and should be well written and reflective of how the applicant is qualified to win an NATA Foundation scholarship. It is this letter that provides the reviewers with the most insight on the potential development and leadership the scholarship applicant possesses

Should I have someone review my application material?

Yes, this is very important. Type your answers to the short answer questions and proof read them for clarity and grammatical correctness. Short answer essays should be organized, well thought out, and purposeful

When do I need to submit all parts of the scholarship application and ensure that my Nominating Certified Athletic Trainer have sent their forms/letters?

The deadline for the 2022 Award Cycle is January 15, 2022

Do I have to attend the NATA convention to receive an awarded scholarship?

No, but you are encouraged to attend so members and NATA Foundation donors can congratulate you on your accomplishment.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the scholarship application?

Contact fndnstaff@nata.org. Due to privacy concerns, staff must speak directly with the candidate and is unable to speak with parents, professors, etc. regarding your application.