Finance your education


There are many scholarships out there for athletic trainers. Check out the ones below to help pay for your bachelor’s or master's degree.

Michael F. Jarko Memorial Athletic Training Education Scholarship

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1) Submit a letter of application that explains:

  • why you're deserving of this scholarship
  • your career goals
  • your future plans to contribute to the profession nationally or with the state organization
  • what a college education means to you personally.

2) Have a minimum of a 3.30 college GPA

3) Be a first year student in the MSAT program at time of application (scholarship will be awarded for 2nd year in program).

4) Submit two letters of recommendation, both from Certified Athletic Trainers

5) Demonstrate proof of membership in the National Athletic Trainers' Association

6)  Submit letter of application, with GPA, proof of NATA membership, and recommendations to ATEP Program Director in ONE paper document (not electronically)

Deadline: March 1st.


Big Sky Conference Football Officials Athletic Training Student Scholarship

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1) Have Big Sky experience

2) Submit the following materials:

  • an application form
  • an official letter of application/introduction
  • an official university transcript
  • a resume
  • 3 letters of reference (one from a certified athletic trainer, one from an academic professional, and a third from either a certified athletic trainer, an academic professional, or an athletic department administrator.)

Deadline: To be announced

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David P. McElwain Health Professions Scholarship

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1) Be a 1st year MSAT student at the time of application (scholarship will be awarded for the following year)

2) Be pursuing a major offered by NAU’s College of Health and Human Services 

3) Be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)

4) Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of selection

5) Be a US citizen

6) Expect to pursue a career in the health care field after graduation

Deadline: March 1st

Apply now: applications can be picked up from the Dean’s office (building 66, room 118)

Arnn Scholarship for Health Professions Students

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Arnn Memorial Scholarships have been established in memory of Homer Arnn and his son, Major John O. Arnn.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

1) Be a full-time undergraduate student

2) Demonstrate financial need

3) Be accepted into a Health Professions program (If HP does not require acceptance, completed 12 semester credit hours in HP major)

*Native American students will be given preference.

Deadline: Check with the Dean’s office for the spring deadline information

Apply now: applications can be picked up from the Dean’s office (room 118, building 66)

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Scholarship for Excellence

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1) Be enrolled in athletic training, dental hygiene, health promotion, exercise science, physical therapy, or communication sciences and disorders

2) Have successfully completed at least one semester

3) Be enrolled in a career entry-level, degree-granting program (baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral)

4) Submit a one-page essay (no more than 200 words) explaining:

  • why you chose the health profession in which you are enrolled
  • what unique contributions you intend to make to the community’s health

*Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility.

**A composite of qualities will be used to determine winners; unique accomplishments are important considerations in selecting winners. Among the qualities that will be recognized are:

  • academic achievements
  • service to the institution and the community
  • leadership
  • extracurricular activities
  • evidence of strong communication skills

Mike Nesbitt Sports Medicine Scholarship

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1) Submit a letter of application

2) Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

3) Be a graduate or an undergraduate student pursuing a career in athletic training

4) Submit a reference list which includes at least 3 certified athletic trainers

*Contact Cherisse Kutyreff for more information.

Deadline: March 1st 

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