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Scholarships

PFATS/NATA Scholarship Series

As part of its commitment to advance the athletic training profession, PFATS allocates funding, resources, and voluntary efforts toward special programs and services of its members to a variety of NATA programs and services. Since its inception, PFATS has provided over $500,000 in endowments through the NATA Research and Education Foundation. PFATS currently awards nine $2,000 scholarships for athletic training students annually at the NATA’s William E. Newell Student Trainer Awards Luncheon.  The first PFATS Scholarships were established in 1983.

All collegiate student athletic trainers who are in their junior year or higher with a grade-point average of at least 3.2/4.0 and who plan on pursuing a career as a certified athletic trainer are eligible to apply for one of these $2,000 scholarships.  Application forms may be found at www.nata.org and are due by February of each year.

To learn more about the PFATS Endowment Program please visit the NATA Research and Education Foundation Website

 

Our Awards include: 

 

  Scholarship Name Scholarship Level Description
NA-11 Kent and Maxine Falb Doctoral Scholarship Doctoral  Sponsored by PFATS; Named after Kent and Maxine Falb. Kent served as NATA President, the long term athletic trainer for the Detroit Lions and currently serves as the PFATS Executive Assistant

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Bobby Gunn Scholarship Award

 

Undergraduate 

Sponsored by PFATS; Named after the historic Athletic Trainer
Kleinschmidt_Dean Dean Kleinschmidt Doctoral Scholarship Award

 

Doctoral

Co-sponsored by PFATS and Gatorade; Named after the Head Athletic Trainer of the New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions.
Ed_Block_bestPFATS Edward Block Courage Society Undergraduate Scholarship Award-

 

Undergraduate

Sponsored by PFATS; Named after the Head Athletic Trainer of the Baltimore Colts who dedicated his life to helping abused and neglected children.
rhea_85 Jerry Rhea Scholarship Award

 

Doctoral

Sponsored by PFATS;  Named after the longtime Head Athletic Trainer of the Atlanta Falcons and Past NATA President
Norwig_John John Norwig Scholarship Award

 

Doctoral

Sponsored by PFATS; Named after the Head Athletic Trainer of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Neumann_Larry Larry “Stosh” Neumann Undergraduate Scholarship Award

 

.Undergraduate  

Co-sponsored by PFATS and Gatorade; Named in honor of the former Minnesota Vikings Assistant Athletic Trainer who battled brain cancer.
Antonopulos,Steve Steve “The Greek” Antonopulos Undergraduate Scholarship Award

 Undergraduate  

Sponsored by PFATS; Named after the long term Head Athletic Trainer of the Denver Broncos
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William Tessendorf Scholarship Award

Doctoral 

Sponsored by PFATS; Named after the long term Head Athletic Trainer of the Baltimore Ravens.

 

 
 
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