Tony Ortiz Scholarship

Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association's

Tony Ortiz  Scholarship for DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association will award one $2,000.00 scholarship to a deserving student of an ethnic or socially diverse background accepted to or currently enrolled in an athletic training program  at an Ohio Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited institution .

The OATA defines diversity as the range of human differences, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin and political beliefs.

Application Deadline : December 1st 

Applicants for the scholarship Must:

  • Have an ethnic or socially diverse background as described above
  • Have a 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of application
  • Be an OATA member
  • Be accepted or currently enrolled in an athletic training program at an Ohio CAATE accredited institution  


Application Materials:

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Digitally provide three lettersof recommendation from a licensed health care professional, educator, community member or coach
  3. Digitally provide a one page personal statement essay
  4. Digitally provide a current transcript of academic completion
  5. Provide proof of OATA membership

Application Procedure: