Scholarship Opportunities

Salisbury University

Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates Post-Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship identifies and supports a student of exceptional promise and character that has demonstrated strong academic aptitude and dedication to athletic training endeavors and is awarded to a student graduating from Salisbury University or the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore that has been accepted into the MSAT Program. Eligible students should submit a 1-2 page essay that addresses why they have selected AT as a career (and in particular, Salisbury University). In addition, the candidate must address their career goals and why they believe they are a qualified candidate for this scholarship. Applications are due to the Program Director by May 1st each year.

Hunter Smith Athletic Training Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2001 and is an endowment fully funded through financial donations from alumni and associates of Salisbury University and the Athletic Training Program. The mission of the Hunter Smith Scholarship is to acknowledge the academic and clinical achievements of students that have completed their first year in the MSAT program. Interested applicants should submit a 1-2 page essay that highlights their academic and clinical achievements and addresses why they are a qualified candidate for this scholarship. Applications are due to the Program Director by May 1st each year.

NATA Research & Education Foundation

The NATA Research and Education Foundation (REF) offers a variety of scholarships for the practicing profession as well as graduate and undergraduate athletic training students. Students must be an NATA member prior to application, have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 based on a 4.0 scale, and be sponsored by an Athletic Trainer. The application deadline is in the early spring semester, click the link below for an application:

How to Apply – NATA Research & Education Foundation

Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association

MAATA offers the following scholarships to athletic training students:

  • Edward Block Scholarship
  • Larry Sutton Postgraduate Scholarship

Additional scholarship information and applications can be accessed from the MAATA web-site. The application deadline for these scholarships is early spring semester.

Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association

The MATA offers the Andrew Kotz Memorial Scholarship. The recipient of this award will receive $500.00 which must be used to defray costs pertaining to the student's professional athletic training education. This scholarship is awarded annually and the deadline for the application is early spring semester. Applications are available each fall to MATA athletic training students. Additional information regarding the Andrew Kotz Memorial Scholarship can be found on the MATA website.

**There are additional scholarship opportunities available through the Office of Graduate Studies.