The University of Cincinnati Athletic Training program has a variety of scholarship opportunities. 

Established in 2018 by Carol Walker to honor her husband, Bill, UC’s head athletic trainer from 1975 to 2007.  Provides financial support for the professional development and scholarship support of students enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Master of Science Athletic Training program presently located in the college.  Eligible students applying must be students in good standing in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, have a GPA of at least 3.5 and through their involvement in projects, beyond required class work and internship, show their commitment to career development and to the principles of the athletic training profession. Preference shall be given to final year students.  Scheduled for first award in 2019-20. Current students who meet the requirements will be sent information on how they can apply for the scholarship.

Established by Timothy B. and Terri A. Hollenkamp, a speech-language pathology alumna and owner of REHAB on the Run and Rehab Resources, as well as Scott and Tina Whalen with matching funds from the University of Cincinnati Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and have a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.  Recipient(s) must have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.  Preference shall be given to a first-generation student. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.

The Graduate Incentive Scholarship is funded by the Graduate School. The appointing program sends scholarship offers to students who apply to the program, including information about the amount and duration of the award and the terms of the offer. Students must maintain all of the required eligibility requirements in their offer letter to maintain their tuition scholarship.

Graduate assistants (GAs) are, first and foremost, graduate students pursuing an education. The opportunity to work closely with faculty members and undergraduate students in teaching, research, or administrative environments is an integral part of that education.

Graduate students who hold assistantships benefit educationally and professionally. They gain further expertise in their field; enhance their research skills and develop pedagogical skills; acquire experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and performance evaluation; acquire academic administrative experience; and enjoy collegial collaborations with advisors that may result in joint publications and other professional activities. Skills learned in assistantships prepare students not only for the academy, but also for corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Assistantships also provide graduate students with the financial resources necessary to pursue their degrees. This financial support stipend, tuition remission, and benefits' are part of the university's commitment to the success of our graduate students. Tuition remission and the stipend award cover the first year of coursework. 

Graduate assistantship (GA) recipients must register for at least 12 graduate credit hours for fall and spring semester of the year they are working. The GA will work with their advisor for 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters of the first year of coursework.

The department will award assistantships to four exemplary first year graduate student that meet the high end of the requirements to get into the program: 3.0 GPA or higher, 300 GRE, and three letters of recommendations. This student should also have research and/or teaching experience.

Provides emergency funds for currently enrolled CAHS students who are in good standing and experiencing financial need. Recipient(s) can be undergraduate or graduate students.  Submit online Emergency Scholarship Application

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Established March 1987 by Dr. James Ellis and Mrs. Pat Ellis to provide scholarship support to students in the Athletic Training program in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Current students who meet the requirements will be sent information on how they can apply for the scholarship.

The Athletic Training program has two named scholarship funds that were established through the generosity of physicians who have been involved with the program since its inception as an apprenticeship program in 1973. The scholarships supported by these funds are typically awarded to students in the second year of the program. The awards are based on student academic performance, leadership, and contributions to the program and the profession. The amounts of the awards are the decision of the awards committees.


We have curated a list of national Athletic Training scholarships for you to review and apply for if you meet the criteria. 

National Athletic Training scholarships (PDF)

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