MARQUETTE –Northern Michigan University senior Bridget Deutsch from St. Charles, Ill., has received a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) scholarship. She will be recognized at the William E. Newell Athletic Training Student Awards Luncheon on June 17 in Atlanta, Ga.
Deutsch, an athletic training major, will receive a scholarship award of $2,000. She said that she will use her award money for tuition for the upcoming academic year.
“I was absolutely shocked when I realized I had won,” she said. “It’s a national thing, so I assumed a lot of people would be eligible for it and that my chances were slim.”
In order to apply, Deutsch had to acquire letters of recommendation and write an essay about her experiences and accomplishments while working toward her athletic training certification. The scholarship was recommended to her by her academic adviser, NMU associate professor Julie Rochester.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association was established in 1950 and serves to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession. It offers approximately 70 scholarships annually to college students throughout the country.