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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The Wes Jordan Athletic Training Student Scholarship

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Past Recipients

The Wes Jordan Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student of athletic training.  This candidate must demonstrate a dedication to the profession of athletic training by maintaining a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn.  Wes Jordan was inducted into the National Athletic Trainer’s Hall of Fame and served the profession of athletic training for three decades.

This is a $1000 award in honor of Wes Jordan.  Wes served as the head athletic trainer at the University of Maine for more than three decades, beginning in 1965. He served two terms on the NATA Board of Directors and served on the NATA Ethics Committee and the NATA Honors and Awards Committee. His dedication and loyalty to the University of Maine and to the athletic training profession are well known throughout the State of Maine and the New England area. 

 

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 for at least one year.

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

  3. An unofficial copy of the student transcript should be emailed to: mataawards@gmail.com.

  4. Applicant should email a current resume or curriculum vitae to: mataawards@gmail.com.

  5. The applicant must have completed 2 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 HERE.

 

Nominating Instructions:

  • Each AT Program Director may submit no more than one nomination.

  • Two sections must be completed:

The ATS Scholarship Application (LINK)

The ATE Program Director Evaluation Form (LINK)

  • A transcript must be emailed to mataawards@gmail.com once you have completed the Student Application. Please put the Student's Name in the Subject Line.

Application deadline is February 15.

 

After satisfying the Scholarship requirements, consideration shall be given based on AT Student participation outside of athletic training where the AT Student demonstrates qualities of leadership and serves as an example to her/his peers.

 

MATA scholarships will not be awarded to the same AT Student in consecutive years. Need shall not be a factor in the granting of this scholarship. AT Students receiving assistance from other sources are still eligible for this scholarship.

QUESTIONS?

Kristen Bailey

mataawards@gmail.com

2019
Nate Cook
University of Southern Maine
 

2018

Morgan Dube

Springfield College

2017

Katie Dow

University of Maine Presque Isle 

 

2016

Samantha Davol

University of Southern Maine

2015

Justin Peterson

University of Southern Maine


2014

Alicia Valente

University of Maine


2013

Sarah Leonard

University of New England


2012

Travis Carignan

University of New England


2011

John Bonney

University of Southern Maine


2010

Eric Daniels

University of New England


2009

John Stowe

University of Maine


2008

Holly Woodman

University of Southern Maine 


2007

Santana Wilson

University of Maine


2006

Melissa Bligh

University of Maine 


2005

Lee Elwell

University of Maine 


2004

Casey Holmes

University of Southern Maine 

 

2003

Kurt Lazaro

University of Maine