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 are eligible for tuition-based scholarships from the Athletic Department after completing one year in the TCU AT Program. Students requiring a fifth year may be considered for financial aid upon request and justification to the Program Director and the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine based on the continuation of their performance, both academically and clinically. 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.
The NATA Research and Education Foundation offers multiple awards annually to undergraduate and graduate athletic training students. Students must:
- Be at least a junior in college
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
- Be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer
- Be a member of the NATA
- Intend to make athletic training their primary means of livelihood
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 the 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 travelling 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.