VATA HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Nomination Criteria for AT of the Year

Nomination Form

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.

Nomination Criteria for Hall of Fame

Nomination Form

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.

Nomination Criteria for the Presidential Service Award

Nomination Form

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VATA Scholarships for Entering Students "Tom Jones Scholarship"

This scholarship is open to a deserving student who has been admitted into and is in the process of entering their first year of a CAATE-accredited athletic training professional program within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applications should be postmarked by May 20, 2019.

VATA Scholarships for Entering Students "Tom Jones Scholarship"

VATA Graduating Athletic Training Student Grant

This grant is available to a deserving student in the final year of their professional athletic training program and should be used for the purpose of assisting the graduating students with basic healthcare needs as they transition to practice. It can be used to supplies, equipment, continuing education, etc. Applications are due: May 20, 2019.

VATA Graduating Athletic Training Student Grant

VATA Student Professional Development Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded as a one-time scholarship to a deserving student currently enrolled in their final year at an in-state CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program OR a graduate assistant certified athletic trainer who is in their final year of an in-state post-professional program.  The money awarded will be used to assist the recipient in attending a professional development event that is outlined in the application packet.  Applications are due: November 8th

VATA Student Professional Development Scholarship

VATA College/University Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded as a one-time scholarship to a deserving college/university student who will be entering the final year of a CAATE-accredited athletic training program in the state of Virginia.  Applications are due: November 15th

VATA College/University Scholarship

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The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

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