NATA District 6 - Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Scholarships
The scholarships offered to students of NATA District 6 are awarded by the scholarship committee of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association. Scholarships are awarded to students according to academic and scholarship abilities.
DeLee-Evans Scholar through the Nix Healthcare Foundation
Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association
New Horizon Award
This award goes to the student nominated by the program peers and clinical staff. This award is voted upon by the program director for overall clinical and didactic achievements over the course of the entire clinical component of the program. To qualify for the award, the student must be a senior that is eligible for licensure and certification at the end of the program.
William E. Pinky Newell Academic Achievement Award
This award is named after Dr. William E. "Pinky" Newell, one of the pioneers of the athletic training profession. Newell guided the profession to recognition and footing in the health care world. He was also the first to develop and footprint educational standards for the profession. The award is given to athletic training education student(s) that obtains an institutional cumulative 3.5 or better grade point average and is in their sophomore, junior or senior standing at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Patton Leadership and Guidance in Athletic Training Education Award
This award is named after Dr. Robert "Bobby" Patton, athletic training educator and former program director at Texas State University - San Marcos. Dr. Patton has devoted over forty years to the development of students and the development of the profession in the state and throughout the nation. His leadership, courage and pursuit has helped shape the profession of today. This award is given to the clinical instructor that shows an outstanding dedication to improving the student’s overall knowledge of the profession of athletic training. This individual is dedicated to the hands-on learning process along with the didactic component of the program.
Most Improved in Athletic Training
This award is given to athletic training education student(s) that demonstrates the greatest improvement in their academic performance, confidence and clinical leadership in the didactic and clinical settings. This award is chosen by the program director and clinical coordinator.
Peer Award for Clinical Excellence in Athletic Training (PACE) Award
Nominated and chosen by each level of athletic training student (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). This award is given to athletic training education student(s) that demonstrates leadership characteristics and consistently over achieves in the major.