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Scholarships and Awards

Athletic Training Tuition-Based Scholarships

The TCU Athletic Training Program, through the Athletic Department, awards financial aid to Athletic Training Students based on need, experience (level in the program), and academic performance. Athletic Training Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Athletic Training are eligible for tuition-based scholarships.  Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training will receive a 40% tuition discount each semester in the graduate program.  Students following the Movement Science/Athletic Training 3+2 option will receive the 40% tuition discount in year five of the program.

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.


NATA Research & Education Foundation

The NATA Research and Education Foundation offers awards annually to undergraduate  athletic training students. Students must be a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and:

1. Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited undergraduate program that concludes with a baccalaureate degree;
2. Have complete at least 60 credits of college coursework;
3. Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for ALL undergraduate courses or the last 60 credits including the Fall of 2019 (NOTE: transfer transcripts may have to be used in GPA calculation);
4. Have at minimum one academic year in undergraduate program remaining


Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association

The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association awards annual scholarships to athletic training students. Students must:

  • Have a Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing for the UPCOMING academic year.
  • Have worked as an athletic training student on the collegiate level for a period of one year prior to
  • Be enrolled in an academic degree track leading towards a career in athletic training.
  • 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.
  • Must upload a copy of your unofficial transcript with the application to be considered.


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

Junior Athletic Training Student

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

Senior Athletic Training Student

A recognition award presented each year during the annual awards banquet sponsored by the TCU Development Office. This award is presented to a senior 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

Senior 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.