The Far West Athletic Trainers Association/District 8 currently sponsors eight scholarships available to athletic training students within the FWATA/District 8. Recipients of each scholarship receive a $1500.00 monetary award and a plaque. An additional certificate is also presented to the nominating certified athletic trainer of each scholarship recipient. All of the awards are given in order to continue promoting the education and profession of athletic training, as well as recognize some of the outstanding students who represent the future of the Athletic Training profession. Three of the current scholarships are given in memory of individuals who contributed greatly to the growth and success of the profession of Athletic Training. The FWATA/District 8 Scholarships available are:
Scholarship | Available To
Nelson Family Scholarship (New) | Community College Student accepted in a NATA curriculum program.
CATA Scholarship | Community College Student
NEV-ATA/Alert Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Gary Millay Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Jerry Lloyd Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
FWATA Hall of Fame Memorial Scholarship | Graduating Senior or Graduate Student
Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship | Graduating Senior or Graduate Student
Mine and Gonsaku lto Scholarship | Undergraduate or Graduate Student of Asian descent
Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment | Undergraduate or Graduate Student
Please note that an application for undergraduate or graduate scholarship through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (Research & Education Foundation) automatically places the applicant eligible for a FWATA scholarship.
This procedure automatically places the applicant eligible for a FWATA & an NATA scholarship. Submitting an application to the NATA Research & Education Foundation makes the applicant eligible for $2300 through the NATA and $1500 through FWATA. Community College applicants are not eligible through the NATA and therefore must apply through FWATA to be considered.
Community College Students:
Undergraduate (Sophomore and Junior Students) & Post-graduate (Graduating Senior and Graduate Students):
See eligibility requirements from the NATA Research & Education Foundation webpage.
1. Download, fill out and submit the appropriate scholarship application:
CATA Scholarship – Rachel Brannigan, Fullerton College
The Nelson Family Scholarship – Spencer Sawyer, College of the Sequoias
Gail Weldon Scholarship – Marissa Sumida, Chapman University
Gary Millary Scholarship – Alissa Huerta, CSU, Long Beach
Jerry Lloyd Scholarship – Michael Gregory CSU, Fullerton
Felix Rivera Scholarship (Nevada) – Soichiro Shiota, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
FWATA Scholarship – Blaire Buckley, Chapman University
Daniel Arnheim Scholarship – Danielle Stensvold, Sonoma State University
Mine & Gonsakulto Ito Scholarship – Christiana Kaleialii, CSU, Fresno