Scholarships

Athletic training students in the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program are provided various scholarship opportunities.  Scholarships are available at the program (Central Michigan University Athletic Training Program Scholarships), state (Michigan Athletic Trainers Association Scholarships), regional (Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Scholarships), and national (National Athletic Trainers' Association Foundation Scholarships) levels.  The CMU AT Program provides students with the Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Jayne Keating Athletic Training Scholarship, the Dr. Amy Lynn McIntosh Athletic Training Scholarship, the Ron Sendre Award, the René Revis Shingles Leadership Award, the Lenora J. Claringbold Memorial Fund, and the Denise L. Webster Outstanding Character Award.  Students interested in applying for one of these scholarships (except the Denise L. Webster Outstanding Character Award which is a nomination based award) should attain a scholarship application through the Athletic Training Program Blackboard shell.  Upon completion, students should submit the application to the Athletic Training Program Office by the specified deadline.  All applications will be reviewed by the SATO Scholarships Committee led by an Athletic Training Program Faculty member.  An awardee will be selected based on the scholarship’s specified evaluation criteria.  All scholarship recipients will be notified at the end of the specified semester.  All scholarships are distributed through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, except the Denise L. Webster Outstanding Character Award.  


Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Jayne Keating Athletic Training Program Scholarship  

This scholarship serves to recognize and honor deserving undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training in the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences. One scholarship will be awarded each semester to an Athletic Training Student entering his/her third semester in the professional phase of the Athletic Training Program. The student will be notified at the end of his/her second semester and the scholarship will pay for 6 – 12 credit hours.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student in his/her second semester of the Professional Phase of the AT Program  
  • Must submit this application form along with an endorsement form in separately sealed envelopes with endorsee’s signature across the seal of the envelope.
  • Must submit an unofficial copy of transcript (available from Warriner 212 or https://portal.cmich.edu) with his/her application
  • Must have a signed major in Athletic Training within the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences

Previous Recipients:

  • Austin Herman, Spring 2014
  • Erin Smith, Fall 2013
  • Kiersten McBrayer, Spring 2013
  • Christopher Hagedon, Fall 2012
  • Justin Tobin, Spring 2012
  • Erin Brown, Fall 2011
  • Adam Lucassian, Spring 2011
  • Emily Belcher, Fall 2010
  • Jacob Heikkinen, Spring 2010
  • Chelsea Read, Fall 2009
  • Matt Brancaleone, Spring 2009

Dr. Amy Lynn McIntosh Athletic Training Program Scholarship  

This scholarship serves to recognize and honor deserving undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training in the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences. One scholarship will be awarded in the fall semester to an Athletic Training Student during his/her second or third semester in the professional phase of the Athletic Training Program. The student will be notified at the end of the spring semester and the scholarship will be a minimum of $1,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student in his/her first or second semester of the Professional Phase of the AT Program  
  • Must submit this application form along with an endorsement form in separately sealed envelopes with endorsee’s signature across the seal of the envelope.
  • Must submit an unofficial copy of transcript (available from Warriner 212 or https://portal.cmich.edu) with his/her application
  • Must have a signed major in Athletic Training within the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences

 Previous Recipients:

  • Kaitlyn Lamphere, 2014
  • LaShae Radeka, 2013
  • Grant Morgan, 2012

Ron Sendre Athletic Training Award  

This award serves to recognize and honor deserving undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training in the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences. One scholarship will be awarded in each semester to an Athletic Training Student during his/her fourth semester in the professional phase of the Athletic Training Program. The student will be notified at the end of his/her fourth semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student in his/her fourth semester of the Professional Phase of the AT Program  
  • Must submit this application form along with an endorsement form in separately sealed envelopes with endorsee’s signature across the seal of the envelope.
  • Must submit an unofficial copy of transcript (available from Warriner 212 or https://portal.cmich.edu) with his/her application
  • Must have a signed major in Athletic Training within the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences
  • Must be a SATO member in good standing

 Previous Recipients:

  • Felisha Quist, 2013

Denise L. Webster Outstanding Character Award

This award, established in 2005, serves to recognize and honor deserving Athletic Training Program students who best represent the quality of character Denise Webster showed and pushed her students to be.

Eligibility Requirements :

  • Must be a first, second, third, or fourth semester athletic training student (need not be a SATO member)
  • Must be nominated by classmate, professor, preceptor or other student within the AT Program 

 Previous Recipients:

  • Dan Yats, 2014
  • Joe Suda, 2013
  • Sarah Hruby, 2013
  • Stephanie Kanine, 2012
  • Michelle Gambino, 2011
  • Andrew Casanova, 2009

Dr. René Revis Shingles Leadership Award

This award, established in 2003, serves to recognize and honor deserving undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training who have demonstrated leadership excellence during their collegiate careers at Central Michigan University. The Dr. René Revis Shingles leadership award was created to honor her for the outstanding leadership qualities she has exhibited not only through the CMU Athletic Training Program but also in the field of Athletic Training.  This award is supported by the Shingles Family Scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Must be a fourth semester student in the Athletic Training Program
  • Must submit an unofficial copy of transcript (available from Warriner 212 or https://portal.cmich.edu) with his/her application
  • Must have a signed major in Athletic Training within the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences
  • Must be a SATO member in good standing

Previous Recipients:

  • Andie Stark, 2014
  • Stephanie Snyder, 2013
  • Erin Brown, 2012
  • Michelle Gambino, 2012
  • Jacob Heikkinen, 2011
  • Kyle Bowen, 2010
  • Mary Howard, 2009
  • Jessica Metcalf, 2008

The Lenora J. Claringbold Memorial Fund

This award serves to recognize and honor deserving undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences.  One scholarship will be applied to the spring semester to an Athletic Training Student in the Professional Phase of the Athletic Training Program.  The student will be notified at the end of the fall semester. This scholarship is given to assist the recipient in his/her pursuits of attending a professional conference.  The Selection Committee will consist of the SATO Scholarships Committee.

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Must be a full-time student in the Professional Phase of the AT Program
  • Must submit this application form along with an endorsement form in separately sealed envelopes with endorsee’s signature across the seal of the envelope
  • Must submit an unofficial copy of transcript (available from Warriner 212 or https://portal.cmich.edu) with his/her application
  • Must have a signed major in Athletic Training within the School of Rehabilitative and Medical Sciences

Michigan Athletic Trainers Association (MATS) Scholarships

The MATS Athletic Training Student Scholarships vary from $500 to $1,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Michigan College/University pursing a degree with the intention of becoming a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Applicant must be a current member of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (will be verified).
  • Applicant must be either a junior or senior academically and in good standing in that college/university. Applicant may apply during his/her final semester and must use scholarship toward graduate course work.
  • Applicant must have grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 (based on a 4.0 scale) for ALL undergraduate courses to date.

Application Instructions

Previous Recipients:

  • Jeremy Marra, 2005

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) Scholarships

The GLATA scholarships include the GLATA Living Pinky Newell Graduate Scholarship, the GLATA Living Pinky Newell Undergraduate Scholarship, and the GLATA Living Memorial Graduate Scholarship.  These scholarships are available through the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation (NATAREF).

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Foundation Scholarships

The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program awards undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships 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.

GLATA and NATA Eligibility Requirements (All Scholarships):

  • Have been a member of NATA by November 1, 2013 and have membership for 2014.
  • Have performed with distinction in his/her: Academic program and institution; Athletic training duties/assignments; Academic coursework; Community service.
  • Submit a complete Section I of on-line scholarship. Section I includes your demographic information and the name and contact information for your Institutional Representative and Nominating Certified Athletic Trainer by January 20, 2014. 
  • Submit finalized on-line scholarship application and ensure that the NATA office (fndstaff@nata.org) has received your Institutional Representative Letter and Nominating Certified Athletic Trainer Letter by February 3, 2014.

GLATA and NATA Foundation Eligibility Requirements (Undergraduate Scholarships):

  • Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited undergraduate program that concludes with a baccalaureate degree.
  • Be in his/her junior year OR have completed a minimum of five (5) semesters or seven (7) quarters of college coursework, including the Fall of 2013 (this equates to the applicant’s last 60 credits of college coursework).
  • Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for ALL undergraduate courses (i.e., last 60 credits) including the Fall of 2013 (NOTE: transfer transcripts may have to be used in GPA calculation).
  • Have one academic year in undergraduate program remaining.

GLATA and NATA Foundation Eligibility Requirements (Entry Level Master's Scholarship):

  • Be enrolled in a CAATE accredited entry-level master’s program that concludes with a master’s degree.
  • Be in his/her first year of an entry-level master’s degree program.
  • Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for the last 40 credits of his/her undergraduate courses and all of his/her entry level master’s courses including the Fall of 2013.
  • Have one academic year in entry-level master’s program remaining.

GLATA and NATA Foundation Eligibility Requirements (Master's Scholarship):

  • Be enrolled in a master’s program that concludes with a master’s degree.
  • Be or plan to be, enrolled in a master’s degree program.  An applicant may apply during his/her final academic year of undergraduate work OR any time prior to his/her final academic year of master’s work.
  • Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for the last 40 credits of his/her undergraduate courses and all of his/her master’s courses including the Fall of 2013.
  • Have one academic year in master’s program remaining.

GLATA and NATA Foundation Eligibility Requirements (Doctoral Scholarship):

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral program that concludes with a doctoral degree.
  • Be or plan to be, enrolled in a doctoral degree program.  An applicant may apply during his/her final academic year of master’s work OR any time prior to his/her final academic year/dissertation year of doctoral work.
  • Have a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.2 (based on a 4.0 maximum) for all graduate courses including master’s and doctoral degree and any courses from Fall of 2013.
  • Have one academic year in doctoral program remaining.

Application Instructions

Previous Undergraduate NATA Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

  • Sarah Hruby, 2013
  • Stephanie Snyder, 2013
  • Kevin Burroughs, 2006
  • Jeremy Marra, 2006
For more information about financial aid, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 989-774-3674 or 1-888-392-0007, click here to visit their website, or email cmuosfa@cmich.edu .