The Far West Athletic Trainers Association/District 8 currently sponsors ten 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
Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment | Undergraduate or Graduate Student
CATA Scholarship | Community College Student
Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship | Graduating Senior or Graduate Student
Felix Rivera Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
HATA Scholarship | Graduate student either from Hawaii or registered in a program in Hawaii
Jerry Lloyd Memorial Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Julie Max Scholarship | Graduating Senior or Graduate Student
Lewis Crowl Scholarship | Undergraduate Student
Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship | Undergraduate or Graduate Student of Asian descent
Nelson Family Scholarship | Community College 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:
Blynm DeNiro Memorial Scholarship – Brenda Valez Nada, CSU Fullerton
Willian ‘Bill’ Chambers Scholarship – Jesse Williams, CSU Fullerton
Bill Buehler Memorial Scholarship – Cambria McCallum, Cal Baptist University
Fullerton Community College