Doug and Linda Woods Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship

Doug and Linda Woods have served the students of Grand Valley State University for over thirty years. For the majority of the time, Doug provided health care to the student-athletes as the athletic department’s Head Athletic Trainer. In 1978 Doug developed a curriculum for educating athletic training students. For eighteen years, Doug was the GVSU softball coach until his recent retire in 2014. Linda has provided educational support to the students through her work as a reference librarian at the Zumberge Library. 

In honor of Doug and Linda, the Woods Scholarships are awarded to the athletic training students in appreciation of their academic success and dedication to Grand Valley’s athletic training department. Two, four thousand dollar scholarships are granted to the successful applicants. Eligibility for the Woods scholarships requires an athletic training student to:

1)   Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

2) Be in good standing in Grand Valley’s CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program

3) Have at least one semester of clinical experience remaining in the program

4) Demonstrate commitment to the athletic training profession

For more information and how to apply, please follow the link below.

The Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Award

To honor the memory of Todd Jager, Grand Valley’s Head Athletic Trainer for 10 years, family and friends have created the Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Student Award Endowment fund. It was created in spring of 2008 to assist graduate students pursuing a career in college athletic training. Todd spent his college and professional years in college athletics and recognized the significant dedication and determination involved to pursue this profession. It is fitting that Todd’s battle with brain cancer required similar dedication and determination to continue to do what he loved, which was to provide medical care for college athletes.

This scholarship will provide financial support to outstanding graduate students working as a graduate assistant in Grand Valley State University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department who demonstrate the values, character and perseverance that Todd worked so hard to embody. The recipient will have a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training or similar major and be pursuing an athletic training career in college athletics, with preference given to students with involvement in campus ministry.

For more information and how to apply, follow the link below. 

Boand & Rowe Scholarship for Advancement of Women in Sport & Physical Activity

This scholarship was established to assist current GVSU undergraduate or graduate students for their leadership or involvement in activities to advance women in leadership in sport and physical activity.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must be full-time student
  • Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 55 credits
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • Preference given to those applicants who demonstrate an interest or career goals related to the advancement of women in leadership in sport and physical activity.
  • Financial need is not required but may be considered by completion of the FAFSA

Deadline: Jan 01, 2016

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NATA Foundation Scholarship Program

The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization’s most highly regarded programs. Through this program, which is managed by the Scholarship Committee, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master’s and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarship varies annually (from 50 to 75), with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization’s endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support.

Deadline: February 2, 2015.

GLATA Scholarships

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarships

The GLATA offers several scholarships that students can apply for through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) 

  • GLATA Living Pinky Newell Graduate Scholarship
  • GLATA Living Pinky Newell Undergraduate Scholarship
  • GLATA Living Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 2015


CATS Family Scholarship

In 2003, the College Athletic Trainers Society (CATS) created the CATS Family Scholarship. The scholarship is rewarded to the son or daughter of a CATS member. Four scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000 for one academic year are awarded to qualifying applicants enrolled full-time at a college or university for the upcoming year. Academic achievements, awards, activities, volunteer work, letters of recommendation and an essay are reviewed.

· Garnett "Moose" Detty CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by Pro Orthopedics)

· Otho Davis CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by BuzzeoPDMA, Inc.)

· Johnson & Johnson CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson)

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Tylenol Scholarship Program

The makers of TYLENOL® are proud to support the future of healthcare with our annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. Now in its 18th year, the program helps students who are pursuing careers in the medical field manage the rising costs of education. This year, we're proud to award $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships (totaling $250,000) to forty outstanding students based on leadership qualities and academic performance.

Deadline: Deadline varies please see website for specific deadline information.