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:
Robert Watkins & Mary Swartz Athletic Training Student Achievement Award
Frank Randall Distinguished Athletic Training Student Award
Award established in honor of former Head Athletic Trainer Frank Randall who served in this position for 29 years. This is award is presented to the Iowa State Athletic Training Student who exemplifies dedication, work ethic, accountability, and excellence in the field of athletic training. Recipients will be selected by the athletic training staff.
Past Recipients of the Frank Randall Distinguished Athletic Training Student Award:
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)
Past Recipients of the Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz Athletic Trainer Achievement Award:
Sarah Branning Samantha Wolfe
Rozlyn Elbert Hannah Van Roekel
Grace Dierenfield Megan Blomberg
Christine Peluso Amanda Morton
Meredith Dierks Michael Montgomery
Tabitha Toland Josh Zabel
Jacob Laverman Sami Polson
Meagan Peacock Emily Robinson
Rebecca Spitz Jessica Beavers
Shane Goblirsch Kyle Walker
Heather Gericke Sammie Schneider
Kelly Anne Roach Jacquelyn Stortenbecker
Tim Insko Nicole Mallie
Jake Statz Alanna Shay
Ali Nevins Jill Esdohr
Kirsten Reck Wes Sohns
Joe Hanfelt Laura Connor
Jamie Youngquist Vaughn Jaspers
Kandy Faber Angela Ehlers
Kara Pasker Tanner Stoner
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.
Past Recipients of the Bill Watkins Unsung Hero Award:
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.
Past Recipients of the Tom Johnson Memorial Athletic Training Student Scholarship:
Hannah Van Rockel
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 . Recipients will be selected through a committee selection process.
Past Recipients of the William Piehl & Alfred Klein Athletic Training Scholarship:
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
If the athletic training student has fulfilled all clinical proficiencies, competency requirements and academic responsibilities, following 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. All nominations are subject to change.