Graduate Application Form

Sponsoring Athletic Trainer's Evaluation Form for Graduate Applicants

Letter of Recommendation Form for Graduate Applicants

Graduate Statement from the Registrar Form




  • The SEATA Memorial Graduate Scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000.00.  The Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Graduate Scholarship Award will be in the amount of $1,000.00.  The Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation Scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. All scholarships are for one year only.  Past winners are not eligible.

  • Applications are accepted annually as noted above.

  • Applications are only available online from the SEATA website on the Scholarship Information web page Graduate Application Form.

  • The winner will be selected on a combination of academic achievement, character, and athletic training abilities and activities.

  • The scholarship committee is made up of representatives from District Nine.

  • The winners will be notified prior to the district meeting in March.  Announcement of the winner and awarding of the scholarship will occur during the awards banquet or the business meeting conducted during the annual district meeting.




  • The applicant must be graduating at the end of the academic year.

  • The applicant must have worked as an athletic training student for a period of at least two years at the college level.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a graduate degree.

  • The applicant must have a GPA of “B” or above.

  • The applicant must be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer who is a current member in good standing with the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

  • The applicant must NOT be currently on full scholarship.

  • The applicant must be a student member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.

  • It must be the intent of the applicant for this scholarship that he or she pursue the profession of athletic training or related field as means of livelihood.

  • The applicant must submit a Graduate Statement from the Registrar Form from the Registrar of his or her college indicating the applicant’s current grade point average through the most recently completed school term to the District IX Scholarship Committee Chairperson.  (Fall Semester, Fall or Winter Quarter, or other appropriate term ending prior to the application date.)

  • The applicant must request a letter of recommendation from someone other than the supervising athletic trainer.  The recommendation must be submitted via the online Memorial Graduate Scholarship Letter of Recommendation Form.  The letter should be from a person felt to be best be able to judge the applicant's qualities and abilities in the areas of academics and social involvement.

  • Utilizing the Graduate Application Form, the applicant is required to submit a one-page biographical sketch including a statement as to why he or she feels that they should be awarded the scholarship.

  • Optional - please email to a recent photograph saved as a .jpg or .gif file using the applicant's last name followed by first name such as DoeJohn.jpg.  This photograph may be published in the SEATA Newsletter, a SEATA eBlast or on the SEATA website.

The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole.  This association was first started back in 1950.  Initially comprised of the members of the Southeastern Conference schools, this district is represented by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


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