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Athletic Training Student Scholarships & Awards

Students who qualify are awarded scholarships and other benefits. Awards are reviewed each semester and are based on clinical and academic performance. Students who qualify are awarded scholarships and other benefits such as campus meals, on campus parking, and athletic training clothing. The most notable awards and scholarships that highlight the achievements of our students are the following:

Frank Randall Award
Frank Randall Distinguished Athletic Training Student Award

 

This award has been established in honor of former Head Athletic Trainer, Frank Randall, who served in this role at ISU for 29 years. The award is presented to the athletic training student who most exemplifies dedication, strong work ethic, accountability, and excellence in the field of athletic training.

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2023 Frank Randall Distinguished ATS Recipient
Michaela Hoffman
Watkins Award
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Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz Athletic Training Student Achievement Award

After students have completed two semesters in the program, they can apply for the Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz Athletic Training Achievement Award. This award was established by Bill Watkins, a former athletic training student at Iowa State University, in honor of his parents. The application deadline is February 25th of the application year. The award recipients are announced at the Kinesiology Spring Awards Banquet and the Athletic Training Education Program Annual Banquet. (Download Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz Athletic Training Achievement Award Application HERE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz ATS Achievement Recipients
Anna Tulke and Kota Omizu
Unsung Hero Award
Unsung Hero Award Sponsored by Bill Watkins

 

This award is given to one student, selected by staff who demonstrates, on a daily basis, the qualities of becoming a leading AT, but is not necessarily in the spotlight of the program.

 

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2023 Unsung Hero Recipient
Christian Honnold
Tom Johnsn Memorial Scholarship

Tom Johnson Memorial Athletic Training Student Scholarship

 

This scholarship was established by many Iowa State Athletic Training alums in memory of Tom Johnson.  Tom attended Iowa State from 1985-1990, serving as an athletic training student for football, basketball, swimming, tennis and baseball.  After graduation, Tom was a high school athletic trainer in Texas for a number of years before furthering his education in technology integration, where he continued his work in the secondary school setting.

 

This $1,000 scholarship is presented to an Iowa State Athletic Training Student who exemplifies dedication to athletic training and a passion for helping people .  Recipients will be selected through an application process.

 

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2023 Tom Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Salisa Hauber
2023 Tom Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Jordan Jack
William Piehl & Alfred Klein AT Scholarship

William Piehl & Alfred Klein Athletic Training Scholarship

Sponsored by Scott Piehl

 

This scholarship has been established to support students enrolled in the Department of Kinesiology. Intent is to honor the grandparents of Iowa State Athletic Training alum Scott Piehl; so that their names will live on well into the future. The training and education that  Scott received contributed greatly to his career and he is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the college and program that afforded his success.

 

This $1,000 scholarship is presented to an Iowa State Athletic Training Student(s) who exemplifies dedication to athletic training and a passion for helping people. 

 

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2023 William Piehl & Alfred Klein AT Scholarship Recipient
Kota Omizu
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2023 William Piehl & Alfred Klein AT Scholarship Recipient
Kameron Baker
National Athletic Trainer's Association Scholarships

 

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association offers a number of cash scholarships and sponsors an article-writing contest for undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers. Information can be obtained by contacting the NATA office. All qualified students are encouraged to apply for these opportunities.

 

National Athletic Trainers’ Association
2952 Stemmons, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75247


1-214-637-6282
1-800-TRY-NATA (879-6282)
1-214-637-2206 (FAX)

 

http://www.natafoundation.org/scholarship-program

Letter Awards
Letter Winner Awards

 

If the athletic training student has fulfilled all clinical proficiencies, competency requirements, academic responsibilities, and following the completion of the athletic training student’s first year in the Masters of Athletic Training Program, they are eligible for an Iowa State University letter. The Program Director and staff Athletic Trainers must approve the student. Following completion of the MAT program and sitting for the BOC Certification Examination,the student is eligible to receive an Iowa State Letter Winner’s Ring.

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