Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Division of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine with UT Athletics typically recognizes three students for special recognition:

  • the ATP PRIDE Award,
  • the ATS of the Year, and
  • the Most Improved ATS of the Year.

The Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association (LATSA), not the Program or Athletics, typically awards scholarship money for recipients of those awards in addition to recipients of two awards from LATSA:

  • the Tina Bonci Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship and
  • the LATSA Inspiration Award.

None of these awards or scholarships are guaranteed for any individual student, to be offered every year, or to be awarded at the same financial level each year.

ATP PRIDE Award

Program’s Recognition of Individual Dedication and Excellence goes to a second- or third-year student with the highest cumulative GPA in recognition of his or her classroom excellence.

Eligibility: A current ATP student in good standing.

Selection: Awarded to the second- or third-year student with the highest cumulative GPA. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the student with the highest major GPA.

Athletic Training Student of the Year

Preceptors from UT Athletics vote on who is the most outstanding ATP student.

Qualifications: The criteria established for winning this award include

  1. demonstrating excellence in athletic training performance and academic achievements;
  2. motivating one's peers through examples of leadership, hard work, and enthusiasm;
  3. exhibiting strength of character, integrity, and respect for others;
  4. demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of the student athletic training program; and,
  5. conducting oneself, professionally and personally, in a manner that is representative of the high standards of excellence of the Athletics Departments and The University of Texas at Austin.

Eligibility: A current ATP student in good standing.

Selection: Preceptors from UT Athletics vote for a student whom they feel best meets the criteria. The student receiving the most votes wins the award.

Most Improved Athletic Training Student of the Year

Preceptors from UT Athletics vote on who is the most improved student.

Qualifications The criteria for winning this award include:

  • maximizing potential in athletic training facilities and in the classroom with demonstrated improvement in professional competence and academic achievement;
  • exhibiting perseverance in attending to work and classroom responsibilities; and
  • demonstrating growth in interprofessional relationships, communication artistry, and conduct with peers, coaches, administrators, and medical personnel.

Eligibility: A current ATP student in good standing.

Selection: Preceptors from UT Athletics vote for a student whom they feel best meets the criteria. The student receiving the most votes wins the award.

Tina Bonci Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship

The Tina Bonci Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship was created in 2014 to honor the life and career of Tina Bonci. During her 29-year career at UT, Bonci served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, the Co-Director of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Associate Athletics Director. In addition to her noteworthy tenure at UT, Bonci is remembered as an icon in the athletic training profession and the field of sports medicine. She was a nationally renowned and respected professional who dedicated her life and career to cutting-edge healthcare delivery.

Eligibility: A currently enrolled student in good standing.

How to Apply: Submit an application packet and supporting documents by the given deadline. The application packet is available on the ATP website and will be e-mailed to ATP students in the fall semester.

Selection: The student with the highest point total from the categories will receive the scholarship.

LATSA Inspiration Award

Awarded to a member of LATSA who inspires others through leadership, dedication, and attitude.

Eligibility: Current membership and good standing with LATSA.

Selection: LATSA members vote for a student whom they feel best inspires them. The member receiving the most votes wins the award.

Additional Resources

Students are encouraged to seek financial aid counseling as needed. There are many "general” scholarships for which students are encouraged to apply. Please see an academic or financial aid advisor for details.