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Scholarships

Gatorade Scholarships

The TCU Athletic Training Program, through the Athletic Department, awards financial aid to athletic training students based on need, experience, academic performance, evaluations, dependability, and reliability. Athletic training students are eligible for financial aid from the Athletic Department after completing one year within the TCU Athletic Training Program. Students requiring a fifth year may be considered for financial aid upon request and justification to the assistant athletic director for sports medicine based on the continuation of their performance, both academically and clinically, with clinical experiences.

Financial aid is coordinated through the Department of Financial Aid and the director of athletic training and sports medicine and is subject to coordination with other University-based grants and aid.

 

NATA Research & Education Foundation

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

 

Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association

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

  • Have sophomore, junior or senior standing for the upcoming year and have worked as an athletic training student at the collegiate level for a period of one year prior to application
  • Be enrolled in an academic degree track leading towards a career in athletic training
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Not be on full athletic or academic scholarship
  • Have been a member of the NATA or SWATA on or before January 1 prior to the year for which the application is applied
  • Not be a member of an intercollegiate sports team

 

TCU Leadership in Athletic Training Awards

Awards are given annually to the athletic training students who display exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding performance. Athletic training students are recognized with their name engraved on plaques displayed in the athletic training room. These awards do not have financial awards.

 

Neil Sealy Athletic Training Student Leadership Award

Junior-level 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-level 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-level 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.