Scholarships in Sports Medicine/athletic Training

NATA Scholarship

Award: $2,300, Deadline: January 13

Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA, be a NATA member, pursue athletic training as a career, and be recommended by a certified athletic trainer. Other requirements vary depending on level of study.


Peg Ellsesser Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit FASFA.


Christian Medical & Dental Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 22 ACT score (1050 SAT, critical reading and math only) and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must major in athletic training, nursing, or any pre-health profession program. Leadership recommendation is required.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Dr. Alvin & Monica Saake Foundation Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student majoring in one of the following fields: athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, leisure science, medicine, occupational therapy, physical education, physical therapy, or sports.


Viola L. Allen and Oscar A. Allen Scholarship Fund

Award: $4,000, Deadline: April 13

Applicant must be a female Ukiah High School senior or graduate with serious interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. Selection based upon financial need and prior academic achievement.


David Habegger Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 7

Applicant must be a graduating senior from South Adams High School who will major in a sport-related field.


Dana Lee Ballard Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Rising Sun High School who will pursue a bachelor's degree in fitness training, sports training or physical therapy. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.


Mine and Gonsakulto Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be District 8 student members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) who are of Asian descent. They must be enrolled in an undergraduate- or graduate-level athletic training program. Community college applicants and all other applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Non-community college undergraduates must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer and must have junior standing. All applicants must have plans to pursue a career in athletic training. Selection is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and athletic training achievement.