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SCHOLARSHIPS

PFATS Foundation strives to advance the Athletic Training profession and develop athletic trainers by providing educational opportunities and cutting-edge research. The Foundation utilizes three avenues consisting of internal education, external education, and a research committee to enhance the development of athletic trainers. In addition, PFATS partners with the NFL Foundation to offer the PFATS and NFL Foundation Ethnic Minority and Female Athletic Training Student Scholarship Program.

PFATS / NATA Scholarship Series

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 the $2,000 scholarships. Application forms may be found at www.nata.org and are due by February of each year.

PFATS / NFL Foundation Scholarship Program

Since 1993, PFATS and the NFL Foundation have worked together to sponsor annual scholarships for ethnic minority students. This program awards 32 scholarships at $1000 per award - totaling $32,000. In addition to receiving a financial grant, each student selected will have the opportunity to work at an NFL summer training camp. Since 2015, PFATS and the NFL Foundation also offer annual scholarships to female athletic training students interested in pursuing a career in the NFL. The scholarship program is open to undergraduate and graduate female athletic training students. This program awards 32 scholarships at $1000 per award - totaling $32,000. In addition to receiving a financial grant, each student selected will have the opportunity to work at an NFL summer training camp.