The WATA is pleased to offer scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The Mueller Professional Scholarships, Founding Fathers Leadership Scholarship, and the Jeff Oliphant Memorial Post Graduate Scholarship are designed to provide support for future athletic training professionals.

All student members of the WATA/NATA are encouraged to apply. Students should review the criteria carefully and submit their application. Applications for scholarships are due March 1 of each year. Scholarship descriptions and applications are found below. The applications and information are downloadable in PDF format by clicking on the scholarship name.


Mueller Professional Scholarship

Funded by long time WATA supporter Mueller Sports Medicine, these two undergraduate scholarships are each worth $1,000. The Mueller Professional Scholarship is awarded to athletic training students who have distinguished themselves academically and performed with distinction as a member of the Athletic Training Program in the major in which they have declared their candidacy.
Mueller Professional Scholarship Application Criteria
Mueller Professional Scholarship Application

Mueller Professional Scholarship Evaluation by Sponsoring Licensed/Certified Athletic Trainer

For questions please contact Anna at [email protected].

Founding Fathers Leadership Scholarship

Named for the original founders of the WATA which include Bill Berry, Charlie Crandall, John Eggert, Dick Grenell, Jerry Nauert, and Brad Sherman. This scholarship is for students in their first year of an athletic training education program at a college or university in Wisconsin. This is a $1000 award. 
Founding Fathers Scholarship Application Criteria
Founding Fathers Leadership Scholarship Application

For questions please contact Anna at [email protected].

Jeff Oliphant Post-Professional Scholarship

Established by the executive board of the WATA in 2006 following the passing of President Jeff Oliphant the previous year. This is a $1,000 award.
Jeff Oliphant Post-Professional Scholarship Application Criteria
Jeff Oliphant Post-Professional Scholarship Application

For questions please contact Anna at [email protected].

Applications for scholarships should be sent to:

Anna Linstedt, LAT
WATA Awards & Scholarship Committee Coordinator
ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus
638 Zeh Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956
[email protected]

Mueller Professional Scholarship
Karen Mendez-Avila (Carrol university) and Lauren Moberg (UW Madison) - 2019


WATA Founding Fathers Scholarship
Leah Smith (UW Madison) - 2019



  • Leah Smith (UW Madison) -Founding Fathers Scholarship

  • Karen Mendez-Avila (Carroll University) and Lauren Moberg (UW Madison) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Neal Ori (University of South Carolina-Columbia) - Jeff Oliphant Post-Graduate Scholarship


  • Kelsey Redman (UW-Eau Claire)-Founding Fathers Scholarship

  • Neal Ori (UW-Oshkosh) and Rachel Swichtenberg (UW-Eau Claire)- Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Kevin Beise (UW-Madison)-Jeff Oliphant Post-Graduate Scholarship


  • Kaitlyn Reinke (UW-Madison)-Founding Fathers Scholarship

  • Allison Freier (UW-La Crosse) and Kami Thews (UW-Oshkosh)- Mueller Professional Scholarship


  • Margaret Coughlin (UW-Madison)-Founding Fathers Scholarship

  • Ricardo Vidal-Chavez (UW-Milwaukee) and Lydia Stiving (UW-Eau Claire)-Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Evan Mulder, ATC, LAT -Jeff Oliphant Post Graduate Scholarship


  • Amanda Patterson (UW-Eau Claire) - Founding Fathers Leadership

  • Brandon Yach (UW-Oshkosh) and Jamie Destache (UW-Stevens Point) Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Beth Kinslow, MS, LAT - Jeff Oliphant Post Graduate Scholarship


  • Melissa Beaupre (UW-Eau Claire) - Founding Fathers Leadership

  • Michael Borst (UW-La Crosse) and Melissa Galarowicz (UW-Madison) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Nathan Maresh (UW-Milwaukee) - Jeff Oliphant Post Graduate Scholarship


  • Lian Horbinski (UW-Milwaukee) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Gina Fisher (UW-Stevens Point) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Kyle Petit (UW-Oshkosh) - Founding Fathers Leadership


  • Raeann Bennet- Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Shanna Karls - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Evan Mulder - Founding Fathers Leadership


  • Robert Bullock - (UW-Milwaukee) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Lynzi Zettler - (UW-Stevens Point) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Laura Vick - Jeff Oliphant Memorial Post Graduate Scholarship

  • Emily Kidd - (UW-Eau Claire) - Founding Fathers Leadership


  • Molly Day - (UW-LaCrosse) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Carrie Myers - (UW-Stevens Point) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Rhonda Verdagan - Jeff Oliphant Memorial Post Graduate Scholarship

  • Lindsey Kraemer - (UW-Madison) - Founding Fathers Leadership


  • Sarah Lisowski - (UW-LaCrosse) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Kaylah Reiderer - (Concordia University) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Cordial Gillette - Jeff Oliphant Memorial Post Graduate Scholarship

  • Carrie Myers- (UW-Stevens Point) - Founding Fathers Leadership


  • Sarah Shute - (UW-Oshkosh) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Kelly Wildenberg - (UW-Milwaukee) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Holly Schmies - Jeff Oliphant Memorial Post Graduate Scholarship


  • Nathan Brine (UW-Madison) - Founding Fathers Leadership

  • Stephan Bengal (UW-Eau Claire) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Anna White (Concordia-Milwaukee) - Mueller Professional Scholarship


  • Stephanie Lopez (UW-Eau Claire) - Founding Fathers Leadership

  • Toni Marousek (UW-Eau Claire) - Mueller Professional Scholarship

  • Thomas Krane (UW-Stevens Point) - Mueller Professional Scholarship