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Professional Education Scholarship and Post-Professional (ATC) Scholarship

The Education Committee of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association will award a total of three $1000 scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate athletic training students who are IATA members.  Typically, two scholarships (Dwayne Dixon Professional Education Scholarship and Robert S. Behnke Professional Education Scholarship) are awarded to undergraduate and graduate (professional education) athletic training students, and one scholarship (John Schrader Post-Professional Scholarship) is awarded to a certified athletic trainer pursuing a graduate degree.

Application Deadline is October 1

The criteria for the Professional Education Scholarship are as follows:
  • 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA (or equivalent) at the time of application
  • Students must in the junior or senior year of a professional undergraduate program or in the second year of a professional graduate program
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an Indiana College or University. The student must be enrolled in a CAATE accredited athletic training program
  • The student must be an athletic training student at the current institution for at least one academic year
  • Be an IATA member since January of the same year as the application
  1. If you are a NATA member, you are also an IATA member if your address is Indiana. Please provide documentation of NATA membership
  2. If you are an IATA member only, please provide documentation that you are an IATA member since January of the same year as the application
The criteria for the Post-Professional (ATC) Scholarship are as follows:
  • 3.0/4.0 GPA in graduate work.
  • Students must provide undergraduate GPA
  • Must be currently enrolled in 6 credit hours of graduate coursework<</li>
  • Must be a certified athletic trainer (ATC)
  • Be an IATA member since January of the same year as the application
  1. If you are a NATA member, you are also an IATA member if your address is Indiana. Please provide documentation of NATA membership
  2. If you are an IATA member only, please provide documentation that you are an IATA member since January of the same year as the application
Application Materials

1. Completed Application Form

2. Two Completed Scholarship Application Recommendation Forms

3. Current Transcript (Graduate applicants provide undergraduate and graduate transcript)

4. Copy of NATA Membership Card or official documentation of NATA membership or IATA membership.

The applicant must complete the application form by October 1.

2. Undergraduate/graduate professional education applicants must be sponsored by a full-time member of the Athletic Training Education Program Faculty or by a full-time member of the Athletic Training Staff. Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers may not be a sponsor.

3. Graduate (Post Professional ATC) applicants who are affiliated with an Athletic Training Education Program or an athletics department must be sponsored by a full-time member of the Athletic Training Education Program Faculty or by a full-time member of the Athletic Training Staff.  Graduate applicants who are not affiliated with an Athletic Training Education Program or an athletics department must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer.

4. The candidate must have two completed Scholarship Application Recommendation Forms (one from the applicant sponsor and one from another individual - see a and b below).  The candidate must have at least one recommendation addressing academics and at least one recommendation addressing clinical education.  A recommender can address both academics and clinical education.

a. The applicant sponsor must complete the Scholarship Application Recommendation Form (found on the IATA website - www.iata-usa.org). The sponsor must complete the Scholarship Application Recommendation Form and return via e-mail (jillewing@thecorydongroup.com) by October 1 to Jill Ewing.

b. In addition to the applicant sponsor, the applicant must have another Scholarship Application Recommendation Form completed by one of the following: a teaching faculty member at the applicant's institution (inside or outside of the athletic training education program), a member of the athletic training staff at the institution, or by an off-campus clinical instructor. This individual must complete the Scholarship Application Recommendation Form (found on the IATA website - ). This individual must complete the Scholarship Application Recommendation Form and return it via e-mail (jillewing@thecorydongroup.com) by October 1 to Jill Ewing

5. The applicant must e-mail a current transcript by October 1 to jillewing@thecorydongroup.com) by October 1 to Jill Ewing.

6. The applicant must e-mail a copy of a current NATA membership card or official documentation of NATA membership or IATA membership to (jillewing@thecorydongroup.com) by October 1 to Jill Ewing


Applications and Scholarship Application Recommendation Forms will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Fall IATA meeting

Should you have any questions about the application or the application procedure, please contact Craig Voll at e-mail: vollc@uindy.edu

Click here for the Scholarship Application

Click here to download the Recommendation Form

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