Both MS and PhD students may be eligible for the following scholarships:
George I. Carson Graduate Fellowship of the University of Pittsburgh
Funds from the George I. Carson Graduate Fellowship are awarded to graduate students who are or were affiliated with an athletics program at the University of Pittsburgh as undergraduate and are or will be students at a University of Pittsburgh graduate or professional school. The recipients must be of high moral character, or outstanding undergraduate academic achievement, and demonstrate the potential for outstanding graduate study. Deadline for application will be approximately May 1 for the upcoming fall term and spring term. Students may apply for both the fall and the spring at the same time using the May deadline.
Sports Medicine Resource Fund
This graduate scholarship was created to help defray the cost of professional development activities. Eligible students are those individuals who have completed their undergraduate Athletic Training degree at the University of Pittsburgh and are now continuing their education at Pitt through the Master’s in Sports Medicine Program. This $1000 scholarship can be used toward travel and attendance at a professional meeting.
Freddie H. Fu, MD Graduate Research Award
The award is named for and presented in honor of Freddie H. Fu, MD for continued support of research in the field of Sports Medicine. The purpose of this award is to encourage graduate research activity by recognizing exceptional student research projects and defraying some of the expenses associated with the student research. Up to three Graduate Student Awards will be presented. In addition, one Dissertation Award is available to a Doctoral Student. The number of awards presented each year will be contingent on the number of quality proposals submitted and monies available.
Francis J. George Scholarship Award
The Francis J. George Scholarship Award will be awarded to Doctoral students (clinical as well as educational) who have displayed the same passion and commitment to the profession of athletic training as Frank did throughout his career. The amount of the scholarship is $4000.00. Deadline: October,15.
American College of Sports Medicine
Provides research grants and scholarships from the endowments and funds listed below, the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation helps provide the additional support for the College in areas such as education, minority scholarships, Foundation Research Grants, and much more.
NATA Research and Education Foundation Graduate/Doctoral Scholarship
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association provides a number of scholarships to eligible students on the basis of academic and clinical excellence as well as participation in campus and community activities that demonstrate qualities of leadership and service. Applicants must be student members of the NATA by November 1 of the year preceding submission of the application, be enrolled in an accredited curriculum program and intend to pursue the profession of athletic training as their means of livelihood and have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher. Completed applications must include a statement of support by a certified athletic trainer and verification of academic standing. The amount of each scholarship is $2300.00. Applications will be posted on the NATA website approximately September 1. Go to NATA Foundation for additional application information. Deadlines for portions of the application begin in January. Learn more about this scholarship.