The Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association is proud and honored to recognize a few of our elite members and provide financial support to further the profession through academic and leadership scholarships.  As a benefit for being a member, you, or your dependent, may be eligible to qualify for one of various academic or leadership scholarships.  Depending on the scholarship, deserving members are encouraged to apply to either SEATA or the NATA Foundation as provided below. These awards are a one-year scholarship award and generally disbursed during the spring semester.

The SEATA Scholarships Committee will accept scholarship applications beginning November 1 and ending December 31 each year.


The following awards are available as a benefit to NATA Members residing in District IX:




  • Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Undergraduate Scholarship ($1,000)

  • SEATA Family Scholarship ($500)


  • Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Graduate Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation Award ($500)

  • SEATA Family Scholarship ($500)

  • Arnold T. Bell Memorial EDAC Graduate Scholarship ($2,000)


  • Jim Gallaspy Leadership Award (includes a $500 scholarship)

  • Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award (includes up to $1,000 for a first-time student attendee at the NATA Convention and AT Expo)


NOTE: The Professional Degree Change & impact on scholarship

The NATA Board of Directors and the Commissioners of the CAATE, with the full support of the Board of Certification and the NATA Research & Education Foundation, have agreed to establish the professional degree in athletic training at the master’s level.  To ensure that the scholarship designations match the transition timeline the following changes will be implemented:

  • The 2024-2025 school year will be the last year that SEATA or the NATA Foundation will award the following undergraduate scholarships:

    • Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

    • Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Undergraduate Scholarship

All questions or concerns should be sent to:

William “Bill” Welsh, MS, ATC, CHES, CEAS, CSCS

Scholarships Committee Chair


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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Dandridge TN  37725

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