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I. Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Michigan College/ University professional athletic training program with the intention of becoming a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.

  2. Applicant must be a current member of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (will be verified and needs to be renewed every January).

  3. Applicant must have at least one year remaining of professional athletic training education.

  4. Applicant must have grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 (based on a 4.0 scale) for ALL professional education courses to date.


II. Application Instructions

  1. All sections of the application packet must be fully completed as directed.

  2. All information in the application packet must be typed. 

  3. Incomplete application packets will not be processed.

  4. A fully completed application packet must be e-mailed to Eliza MacDonald, MPA, AT, ATC no later than 5:00 pm March 31, 2024 at Please e-mail as one document.  


III. Evaluation and Award Process

  1. MATS Athletic Training Student scholarship may vary from $500 to $1,000. Up to two scholarships may be awarded for the 2024-2005 academic year.

  2. Need shall not be a factor in granting MATS Athletic Training Student scholarships. Assistance from other sources will not make the applicant ineligible for a scholarship.

  3. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on their involvement in the athletic training profession, but consideration will also be given to the applicant’s participation in campus activities other than academic and athletic training, in which he/she has demonstrated qualities of leadership and has been a positive example to fellow students.

  4. The selected applicant(s) must provide proof of enrollment in a professional athletic training program for the 2024-2025 academic years before a check will be issued and is expected to remain enrolled as a full-time student.


Any questions, please contact Eliza MacDonald, MATS Committee for Early Career Advancement Committee Chair, at 616.331.8877 or



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