2019 Scholarship Winner

Tom Jones Scholarship

Leanne Dolan - I am a native of Chesapeake, Virginia.  I am currently working on finishing my final year of my Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science as well as working on my Masters in Athletic Training at Bridgewater College.  I am very excited to get into the field of Athletic Training and believe that my experiences have guided me towards success.  I have completed an internship at the Center for Hand and Physical Therapy in Harrisonburg, Virginia and completed many hours of observation at Bridgewater and a local high school.  Each clinician that I worked with has helped me advance further in my education and love for Athletic Training.

2017 Scholarship Winner

College/University Scholarship

Victoria Fauntroy, a Northern Virginia native, is a rising senior in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at GMU.

Miss Fauntroy has been given multiple opportunities to present oral and poster research presentations at the at the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA),  Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA), and GMU Student Research symposia. A native of Northern Virginia, Ms. Fauntroy enjoys working in the secondary school setting but is primarily interested in pursuing a career in dance medicine. She loves the profession of Athletic Training and is committed to educating others about the importance of athletic trainers in the performing arts arena.

2017 Scholarship Winner

High School Scholarship

Kailyn Baker will be attending the University of Virginia in the Kinesiology program on a Sports Medicine track, and then earning a Master's in Athletic Training. She currently attends Monacan High School's Health and Physical Therapy program, and her favorite class is Sports Medicine. She enjoys playing soccer and volleyball and watching all kinds of sports, as well as working alongside an athletic trainer at St. Christopher's School. Kailtn has been an active member of Health Occupations for Students of America (HOSA) for the past 3 years and is looking forward to becoming a student member of Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA). 

2016 Scholarship Winner

College/University Scholarship

Which ATS stung the competition?

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce Rachel Le as the 2016 winner of the VATA College/University Scholarship! 

Rachel Le is a 2016 graduate from the AT Program at Lynchburg College. A Richmond native, Miss Le will pursue her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Performance at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA.  

Miss Le aspires to obtain a full-time position as an AT at the collegiate level once completing graduate school. In addition, Miss Le wants to become a preceptor and educate students about the athletic training profession. Her decision to stay on the west coast or return to the east coast is undecided, but she hopes to make a living pertaining to the athletic training profession, which has captured her passion.

Please join us in congratulating Rachel Le on her accomplishments! 

2015 Scholarship Winner

College/University Scholarship

Congratulations Tina Vickers!

Christina "Tina" Vickers of Longwood University is the recipient of the 2015 VATA College/University Scholarship! Tina previously was previously awarded as a High School Senior in 2012 as the Runner-Up for the High School Scholarship that year.

2015 Scholarship Winner

High School Scholarship

Congratulations, Erin!

Erin is a Senior at Trinity Episcopal High School in Richmond.  To date, she is still trying to decide where she will continue her education. 

Congratulations on this honor, Erin! 

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2014 Scholarship Winner

College/University Scholarship

Congratulations, Carina!

The VATA Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that Carina Stern, a current first-year graduate student in the Shenandoah University Entry-Level Masters Program, was selected as the 2013-14 recipient of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association College/University Scholarship. When notified she had been selected as this year's recipient, Ms. Stern replied, "Thank you so much for the honor of receiving this award.  I am very humbled and feel incredibly blessed to have been selected."

The scholarship award is $1000 to be used toward tuition in the student's final year of Athletic Training Education.  

On behalf of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and the Scholarship Committee, we congratulate Ms. Stern on this achievement! 

2013 Scholarship Winner

Professional Development Scholarship

Student Professional Development Scholarship Winner

The VATA Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that Bethany Druvenga, a current second-year graduate student at Old Dominion University, was selected as the 2013-14 recipient of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association Student Professional Development Scholarship.

 

The scholarship award is up to $500 of reimbursement to the recipient for their expenses incurred during attendance of either the VATA, MAATA, or NATA annual meeting.  

On behalf of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and the Scholarship Committee, we congratulate Ms. Druvenga on this achievement! 

2013 Scholarship Winner

High School Scholarship

Jessica Printz wins 2013 High School Scholarship

The VATA Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that Jessica Printz, a senior at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA, was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association High School Scholarship. 

The scholarship award is $500 to be used toward tuition during the first year of Athletic Training Education.  Jessica will be attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the fall.  On behalf of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and the Scholarship Committee, we congratulate Jessica on this achievement.

2013 Scholarship Winner

College/University Scholarship

Meghan Almarode wins the 2013 College/University Scholarship

The VATA Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that Meghan Almarode, a current junior in the Lynchburg College ATEP, was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association College/University Scholarship.  This is the inaugural year of this scholarship, therefore Ms. Almarode has the distinction of being its very first recipient. 

The scholarship award is $1000 to be used toward tuition during the final year of Athletic Training Education.  On behalf of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and the Scholarship Committee, we congratulate Ms. Almarode on this achievement.

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