Awards & Scholarships

 

ATAF MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Many ATAF members deserve to be recognized for displaying a high level of professionalism and whose actions have improved the profession and ATAF.  The ATAF Honors and Awards Committee will meet monthly to select an ATAF member who has been nominated for the ATAF Member of the Month.  Anyone can nominate an ATAF member for this recognition.  The ATAF member will be spotlighted on our social media and nominations will carryover month to month.

To be eligible for the honor, the nominee must:

  • Be an ATAF/NATA member

  • Have an NPI Number (For more information and how to obtain your free NPI number, please click here.)

  • Demonstrates professionalism and service to the profession

 

To nominate a deserving ATAF member CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

All scholarships require a National Provider Identifier (NPI).  For more information and how to obtain your free NPI number,
please CLICK HERE.

All completed scholarship applications are due by March 31st

 

 

EDAC Scholarship

The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) of the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida (ATAF) strives to identify and address issues relevant to ethnically diverse populations to better serve their needs as well as members of the athletic training profession. The EDAC scholarship, established in October 2020, supports a student from a professional degree program or post-professional degree program that best demonstrates a commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the profession. EDAC will provide a $1500 scholarship to an ethnic minority athletic training student enrolled full-time in either a professional degree program or post-professional degree program.

 

The criteria for the scholarship are:

  • Ethnic Minority

  • Full-time Athletic Training Student in Florida currently enrolled full-time in a professional degree program or post-professional degreeprogram

  • *Post Professional Student

    • Proof of BOC & FLDOH good standing

  • NATA, SEATA & ATAF member

  • NPI Number

  • Minimum GPA:3.0

  • Demonstrate service to community or profession

  • Resume or CV

  • Provide a one-page narrativeincluding:

    • The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in AthleticTraining

    • Background aboutyourself

    • Professional outlook

    • Why you should be considered for thisscholarship

  • A Letter of Recommendation from your program director or another AT programfaculty.

 

To apply for this scholarship, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

Zach Martin Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Zach Martin Foundation is to provide education and awareness to athletes, coaches, and parents about Exertional Heat Illnesses (EHI). Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) is 100% survivable if recognized and treated promptly.  The Foundation is graciously offering a $1,000 scholarship to a professional athletic training student in memory of Zach Martin.  For more information on Zach’s story, please GO HERE.  The criteria for the scholarship are:

  • AT student in Florida currently enrolled in a CAATE-Accredited Professional AT Program

  • Must be a NATA member

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5

  • Provide a one-page biographical sketch which includes your professional plans after graduation and why you think you should be considered for this scholarship

  • Provide a narrative on what you think is the best approach to Exertional Heat Stroke education

  • A Letter of Recommendation from your program director or another AT Program faculty. Program director or other AT Program faculty should address the nominee’s qualities and abilities in the areas of academics, athletic training and social involvement. If applicable, include any outstanding personal interaction skills that show empathy, caring, or support to others that you have observed.

 

To apply for this scholarship, CLICK HERE.

 

Hall of Fame Legacy Scholarship

This award is given by the ATAF Hall of Fame in honor of a current member of the Hall of Fame.  It is given to students enrolled in a CAATE accredited professional program or post-professional program.

The student must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program in Florida.

  • Must be member or student member of the NATA

  • Must have a letter of recommendation from the program director or clinical education coordinator. When completing the nomination process the sponsoring AT should address the nominee’s qualities and abilities in the areas of academics, athletic training and community service/involvement.

  • Post-professional Program students must be BOC certified and licensed by the FL Department of Health

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

  • CANNOT be on full scholarship.

 

In lieu of a cover letter please submit a one-page biographical sketch which includes your professional plans after graduation and why you think you should be considered for this scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship, CLICK HERE.