District IX Chair
Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC
University of South Florida
3500 East Fletcher Avenue Suite 511, MDC 106
Tampa, FL 33613
1963 Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Lori Howard, MS, ATC, LAT
Athletic Training Education Program
Instructor/ Co-Clinical Education Coordinator
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
Stamping Ground, KY 40379
Keith Thompson, MS, ATC, CSCS
Athletic Administration Bldg.
Rouge, LA 70803
Trenton E. Gould
University of Southern Mississippi
School of Human Performance and Recreation
108 College Drive, #5142
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Barker, MS, PA-C, ATC
Surgical Associates of Martin
300 West Peach Street
Martin, TN 38237
John W. Morr, MS, ATC
The University of Alabama
1201 Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Information and Application Materials
Committee Action Plan Reporting Form
SEATA Committee Candidate Nomination Form
Composition: One committee chair and a
representative from each state within SEATA.
Oversee and administer the Association’s Scholarship program
Develop, supervise, and evaluate the Association’s
Establish scholarship submission deadlines and
evaluation time schedules.
Communicate with state scholarship committees regarding
the scholarship application, submission, and selection
Recommend to the SEATA Executive Board recipients for
Provide information as needed to promote the creation of
additional SEATA scholarships and/or additional funding
for existing scholarships.
Maintain records of past scholarship winners and the
Follow-up as needed with the Treasurer to ensure that
all expenses relative to faculty are handled
Coordinate the presentation of scholarships to
recipients at the Annual Awards Banquet
Provide the information regarding the recipients in a
timely manner to the Secretary and webmaster for
publication in the SEATA Newsletter and publication to
the SEATA website.
Potential applicants for a District Nine scholarship
must apply via the SEATA website.
It is the policy of the Scholarship Committee to accept
applications from November 15th to January 1 each year.
This allows for the committee to make their decision
prior to the Annual Symposium.
All committee members should receive a copy of the
accepted applications and related material via mail
prior to January 25th of each year.
The individual committee member shall make their
decision as to the scholarship winners based on the
priorities each member deems relevant. The decision is
not solely based on an applicant’s grade point average.
The Scholarship Committee shall award the available
scholarship monies in the following manner:
The Memorial Graduate Scholarship goes to the graduate
student receiving the most votes.
The Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship goes to the
undergraduate receiving the most votes.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine Scholarship goes
to the undergraduate receiving second most number of
iv. The Hughston Sports Medicine
Foundation Award (if available) goes to the graduate
student receiving the second most votes.
The Swede-O Universal Scholarship (if available) goes to
the undergraduate who receives the third most number of
The Jim Gallaspy Student Leadership Award goes to the
graduate or undergraduate who receive the most votes in
the remaining pool of applicants.
The Family Scholarship Program allows for three
scholarships to be given. The three winners of this
award shall be given to the top three applicants, as
determined by the committee, who specifically applies
for this award.
The various scholarships shall be made available to the
recipients at the District IX Annual Symposium.
Applicants must apply via the SEATA website.
In order to be eligible to apply for a Memorial
Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following
The graduate applicant must have at least completed
undergraduate school by the upcoming academic year and
must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a graduate
degree. The undergraduate applicant must have at least
a junior standing for the upcoming academic year and
must be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a Bachelor’s
The applicant must have a grade point average of “B” or
The graduate applicant must have worked as a athletic
training student for a period of at least two years at
the college level.
A certified athletic trainer who is a current member in
good standing with the S.E.A.T.A and the NATA must
sponsor the applicant.
The applicant must not be on full scholarship at the
time of application or within the upcoming year.
The applicant must be a certified or student member of
the NATA and SEATA.
It must be the intent of the applicant to pursue the
profession of athletic training or a related field as a
means of livelihood.
In order to be eligible for a Family Scholarship Program
Award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
The applicant’s dependent must be at least a junior in
The applicant’s dependent must have a grade point
average of “B” or above.
The applicant’s dependent must not be on full
scholarship at the time the scholarship is awarded.
The parent/guardian must be a current certified member
of the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.
The parent/guardian must have been a certified member in
good standing for the preceding five years with
S.E.A.T.A at the time of application.