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Honors & Scholarships

VATA Honors

ATs of the Year

We honor those that have made significant contributions in a variety of settings and efforts. Each recipient has shown excellence and has made a direct impact to society, the profession of sports medicine, and patients.

View the ATs of the Year Awards

Hall of Fame

Our most prestigious award to honor Virginia’s very best athletic trainers. Inductees have made significant contributions to patients and the profession while exhibiting the highest quality of character.

View the Hall of Fame

Presidential Service Award

The VATA Presidential Service Award is an honor reserved for an individual or group in recognition of their service, contribution, or grassroots effort to the profession of athletic training.  Through dedication, selflessness and hard work, their contribution has promoted not only the common mission of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association, but has influenced the patient population in which they serve.


The Professional Development Scholarship is open to any senior level undergraduate student or graduate student to provide financial assistance with attending professional meetings
(state, district, or national up to $500)

Applications should be postmarked by November 1. 

The College/University Scholarship is to assist in tuition for a deserving student who is already enrolled in an Athletic Training Program  

Applications should be postmarked by March 15.

The High School scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue athletic training as his/her academic major in college. 

Applications should be postmarked by April 10.

College/University Scholarship Application Deadline


    Professional Development Scholarship Application Deadline


    High School Scholarship Application Deadline