The MATA is proud to present scholarship opportunities for deserving students.   In 2021, the MATA Executive Committee voted to increase its scholarships from $500 to $1000.  We are proud to continue partnerships with three other clinics who provided additional $500.00 scholarships.  These scholarships will be awarded to entry level and certified graduate students who intend to pursue a professional career in athletic training.  

Qualified candidates should demonstrate leadership, a desire to be active in the athletic training profession, involved in their community and have achieved academic success.   

The MATA is an allied health professional organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of health care for physically active patients through the promotion of professional growth, educational enhancement, as well as, the recognition of the athletic trainer and their value as health care providers.  The recipients of these scholarships should demonstrate similar qualities and interests which will allow them to be successful in the pursuit of a career in athletic training.

Professional Level Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in a CAATE approved professional degree athletic training program preparing to graduate with their athletic training degree and sit for the BOC exam in the 2024-2025 or 2025-2026 academic year
  • Intent to pursue a career in athletic training
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be an MATA member in good standing

Post Professional Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicants must be an Athletic Trainer enrolled in a post-professional graduate program pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in athletic training or a related field for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Intent to pursue a career in athletic training
  • Must be an MATA Member in good standing
  • Encouraged to be an NATA member in good standing
  • Must have an NPI number

Scholarship applications must be completed and postmarked no later than March 31, 2024.

Descriptions and additional requirements for each scholarship can be found on the application forms.  Those applying to more than one scholarship need only to send one copy of transcripts. 

$1000 MATA Post Professional Level Scholarship

$500 Allina Health Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship

$500 TRIA Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship

$500 Twin Cities Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship

Students interested in applying for MATA Scholarships should
contact Josh Pinkney, MATA President-Elect with any questions.