John A. Mayes – Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) Scholarship


About the Endowment:
The John A. Mayes – Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) Scholarship provides an annual scholarship of $2,300 to a qualified entry-level athletic training student from a diverse ethnic background.


About Mr. Mayes:
John Mayes, a certified athletic trainer, is the CEO of the C.A.E.O.S. Foundation Inc., an organization created to assist ethnically diverse students in accessing educational opportunities through sports participation. Formerly the director of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine at Prairie View A&M University, Mr. Mayes earned the Master’s degree from PVAMU in 1993. Throughout his career, Mr. Mayes has worked tirelessly to champion ethnic diversity initiatives and to promote health care and higher education in the minority community. He served as the national liaison to the National Athletic Trainers Association’s Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee and his outstanding leadership efforts have been recognized with the NATA Service Award and articles in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, NATA News Journal and the AMA Health Care Career News.

Scholarship Recipients:
2017         Kumiko Hashida, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2016         Amani Jackson, Indiana State University
2015          Yuki Uemura, University of Utah
2014          Danielle Enrique, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2013          Suzie Aparicio, AT Still University
2012          Dominique Starr, Wright State University
2011          Seth Byers, University of Utah
2010          Noritioshi Shirakawa, Louisiana State University
2009          Masahiro Takahagi, Methodist University

Commitment: $50,000
Amount Received: $50,000

John A. Mayes, ATC