Athletic Coaching Education Minor

Athletic Training Scholarships

The application process for the following scholarships is exclusive to the WVU Athletic Training program. In order to apply for them, please contact Vincent Stilger for more information.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Physical Education Teacher Education

Sport Management

Full Descriptions

Dr. K. Douglas Bowers' Athletic Training Scholarship

The Dr. K. Douglas Bowers Athletic Training Scholarship was established in 2000 by family, friends, and alumni of the athletic training program at West Virginia University.

Dr. K Douglas Bowers was Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for WVU Athletics from 1966 to 1997. During this period he covered 335 consecutive WVU football games. He was always supportive and helpful to the Athletic Trainers he worked with and strongly believed in a "team" approach to Sports Medicine. He will always be remembered as a dear friend to the WVU Athletic Training Education Program.

This scholarship emphasizes the service component as an athletic training student. Pre-requisits include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and good citizenship

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Dana D. Brooks Doctoral Student Book Scholarship

For a doctoral graduate assistant in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences’ Sport and Exercise Psychology discipline who shows financial need and is involved in professional and/or community organizations.

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Bruce L. Brubaker Book Scholarship

For a Junior majoring in Athletic Coaching Education with good academic status.

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Erika Lynn Cadran Memorial Athletic Training Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Erika Lynn Cadran who was accepted into the athletic training program at West Virginia University on October 11, 1995. Erika passed away on October 28, 1995 after complications from an asthma attack. Erika possessed a real passion for the profession of athletic training and had dedicated herself to becoming the best athletic trainer possible. Even though Erika was with us a very short time, her sense of humor, inquisitive mind, and dedication to the profession were all attributes that each of us can take from her and instill in our daily lives.

This scholarship was made possible through contributions from family and friends of Erika.

This scholarship is awarded to those who show a real interest in athletic training and exemplify a positive attitude in all endeavors. Pre-requisits include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and good citizenship.

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Tom and Jan Cook Endowed Scholarship

For students majoring or pre-majoring in Sport and Exercise Psychology. First preference will be given to student from West Virginia

Kevin and Karen Elko Scholarship

For a Sports Management student pursuing a MS degree and has public/professional experience in the Sports Management field.

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Albert C. "Whitey" Gwynne Athletic Training Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of Mr. A. C. "Whitey" Gwynne who served as an athletic trainer from the late 30's to 1975. Whitey achieved international prominence, and was respected statewide and nationally as an athletic trainer. In addition to his forty years of service to West Virginia University, he served as the athletic trainer for the U.S. Olympic Games and Pan American Games. He was very active in the early formation of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), in which he served as past president and director. He was instrumental in guiding students toward careers in athletic training.

This scholarship was made possible through contributions to the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund of the West Virginia University Alumni Association.

This scholarship is awarded to those who show a real interest in athletic training and exemplify a positive attitude in all endeavors. Pre-requisits include a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and good citizenship.

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Robin L. Hayhurst Sport Management Scholarship

For a full-time undergraduate student majoring in sport management with good academic standing of a 2.5 GPA or higher who demonstrates financial need and is involved in a community youth sports organization.

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Bob and June Huggins ACE Scholarship

For undergraduate students enrolled in Athletic Coaching Education in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences.

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Kelly Irene Osleger Endowed Scholarship

For an enrolled graduate or undergraduate student at CPASS with first preference to Physical Education Teacher Education and Athletic Training majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate interests and participation in community service and/or professional/campus organizations. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year, provided they continue to meet selection criteria. If a recipient is no longer eligible to receive the scholarship, another recipient may be selected.

Jerry P. Wilkins Scholarship for Leaders Award

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving ethnic minority student that has been accepted into the 2016-2017 Graduate Sport Management Program. The recipient needs to not only have a minimum GPA of 3.0 but should also demonstrate a financial need.

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John C. Spiker Athletic Training Professional Development Award

John C. Spiker provided the impetus in establishing the current NATA approved undergraduate athletic training program in 1975. He served as the director of Athletic Training at West Virginia University (WVU) from 1975-1984. In 1994, he was selected by the NATA as one of the inaugural recipients of their Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award. In 2012, he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame. Because of his untiring efforts in establishing national prominence for the Athletic Training program at WVU, annual donations from graduates of the WVU Athletic Training program and Mr. Spiker maintain the John C. Spiker Athletic Training Professional Development Award. He is still very involved in assisting students with their educational aspirations and professional development.

This scholarship is awarded to a current sophomore, junior, or senior in the WVU athletic training program that exhibits good citizen ship, demonstrates a real interest in athletic training and exemplifies a positive attitude in all endeavors.

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Peter and Linda Zulia Endowed Scholarship

For an enrolled undergraduate or gradute student at CPASS with a minimum GPA of 2.5. First preferences for applicant selection will go to Athletic Training majors. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year providing they continue to meet the selection criteria.