Scholarships and Awards
Athletic Training Tuition-Based Scholarships
The TCU Athletic Training Program, through the Athletic Department, awards financial aid (tuition-based scholarships) to Athletic Training Students who are in good-standing with the MSAT (i.e., students who are on Academic Warning may not qualify for tuition-based scholarships). The amount of these scholarships may vary based on number of students enrolled in the academic program and/or the amount awarded by the Athletic Department. Athletic Training Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training are eligible for these tuition-based scholarships. Financial aid is coordinated through the Department of Financial Aid, the Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, and the Program Director and is subject to coordination with other University-based grants and aid. Students who receive other tuition-based aid (VA, employee-dependent, tuition exchange program) may not qualify for the Athletic Training Scholarships. Students are notified of their award by the TCU Office of Financial Aid through their MYTCU account. Additionally, some students may qualify for work-study on campus. For information on expenses (i.e. tuition, room, board, etc.) while attending TCU please refer to the financial aid website.
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training will receive a 40% tuition discount each semester in the graduate program as part of their financial aid package. Students following the Movement Science/Athletic Training 3+2 option will receive the 40% tuition discount beginning in the fall of their 4th year.
Procedures for applying for financial aid are available from the Financial Aid office of the University (The Harrison, 1st Floor, Suite 1300). You should set up a meeting with a financial aid counselor to assess your need. There are scholarships available through various professional organizations (e.g. NATA, SWATA). Most professional organizations will require membership for eligibility.
The NATA Research and Education Foundation offers awards annually to graduate athletic training students. Students must be a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and:
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)
The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association awards annual scholarships to graduate athletic training students. The applicant must:
- Be attending or provide proof of intention to attend an athletic training program of graduate study.
- Have been an athletic training student on the collegiate level for a period of one year prior to application OR be admitted into an Entry-Level Athletic Training Master’s Degree Program.
- Be enrolled as a full time student in a program of graduate study (Applicant may not be employed as a full time Athletic Trainer.)
- Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on 4.0 scale. •
- Must not be on full athletic or academic scholarship.
- Must be a member of the NATA in good standing at the time of application.
TCU Leadership in Athletic Training Awards
Awards are given annually to athletic training students who display exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding performance.
Neil Sealy Athletic Training Student Leadership Award
A recognition award presented each year during the annual awards banquet sponsored by the TCU Development Office. Sealy was a former athletic training student within our educational program who passed away tragically while traveling home to west Texas after the completion of semester exams. His family wished to have their son remembered for his commitment to the profession of athletic training and his love of TCU.
Ross Bailey Athletic Training Leadership Award
A recognition award presented each year during the annual awards banquet sponsored by the TCU Development Office. This award is presented to a student r within the program who has exhibited a commitment while on campus to the program and the ongoing development of the Athletic Training Students’ Association during their time at TCU. Bailey was instrumental in the development of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association within District 6 during his days as a student at TCU.
Elmer A. Brown Memorial Scholarship for Most Outstanding Athletic Training Student
A recognition award presented each year during the annual awards banquet sponsored by the TCU Development Office. This recognition is named after Elmer Brown, who was a founding member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. During his tenure at TCU, Brown was directly involved with the development of many products used by athletic training professionals today.