Our Purpose

The Maine Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) is dedicated to the advancement of athletic training with the purpose of providing healthcare for Maine’s physically active. The MATA will continue to provide professional programs and educational opportunities while maintaining a high degree of competency within the field of athletic training. ​

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Carl Nelson District 1 Scholarship

This is a $2500 scholarship in honor of Carl Nelson, ATC. Carl worked at Colby College from 1959- 93, serving students as an athletic trainer, associate professor and director of health services throughout his career. Nelson cared for Olympians in 1972, 1976 and 1980 winter games. He was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1986. 

Criteria: To be eligible for consideration an applicant shall meet each of the following qualifications:

 

  1. The applicant must be a student member of the MATA and NATA District one for at least one year.

  2. The applicant must distinguish her/himself academically with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 based on a maximum 4.0 system or its equivalent.

  3. An unofficial copy of the student transcript must be emailed to: mataawards@gmail.com.  Please include the student's name in the Subject Line.

  4. Applicant should email a current resume or curriculum vitae to mataawards@gmail.com.  Please include the applicant's name in the Subject Line.

  5. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years of committed service as an athletic training student at her/his institution.

  6. The applicant must signify her/his intention to continue academic work to a baccalaureate degree as a full­ time, undergraduate student and have been judged capable of this by her/his Athletic Training (AT) Program Director.

  7. The applicant must show a willingness to learn, be dedicated to the athletic training profession, maintain a strong work ethic, and display a good sense of humor.

  8. The applicant must conduct her/himself in a manner that brings credit to her/himself, to her/his institution, and to intercollegiate athletics.

  9. The applicant must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI).  This can be obtained HERE.

QUESTIONS?

Kristen Bailey

mataawards@gmail.com

Congratulations to Nathan Oakes on receiving the Carl Nelson D1 Scholarship, 2017!

Past Recipients

2019

Sergio Acuna

University of Southern Maine
 

2018

Braden Heal

University of Southern Maine

2017

Nathan Oakes

University of New England

 

2015

 

Nate Colepitts

University of Southern Maine


2014

Megan DeRaps

University of New England


2013

Tara Moore

University of Southern Maine


2012

Cody Closson

University of Maine, Presque Isle


2011

John Bonney

University of Southern Maine


2010

Olga Ndoci

University of New England


2008

Casey Davis

University of Maine 


2006

Frances Allen

University of Maine, Presque Isle 


2005

Michael Thompson

University of Southern Maine 


2003

Victoria Coolidge

University of New England


2001

Richard Sirois

University of New England


2000

Ben Warstler

University of Maine, Presque Isle


1999

Suzanne Grant

University of Maine

 

1998

Mike Gay

University of Maine