Other awards and assistance

Whitfield/Johnson Emergency Fund

Purpose: To provide emergency financial assistance to a female KIN or Athletic Training student. First priority will be given to assist with immediate emergency needs (ie. tuition/books, travel for family emergency, etc.). Second priority will be for students who have secured the maximum financial aid awardable and who cannot finish their academic program without assistance.


  1. Must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at ISU in KIN. Must be a female with at least sophomore classification.
  2. Must be able to demonstrate financial need through FAFSA for the current school year or through other information supplied to the funding committee.

Procedure: Complete the Whitfield/Johnson Emergency Fund application form with written support from the student's academic adviser. Request the application form from your adviser.  An application can be submitted at any point during the semester and will be reviewed as soon as possible.

Award amount: Up to $2,000 can be awarded per semester with the opportunity for on-going aid if continued need is demonstrated.

Beran International/Service Scholarship

Purpose: To provide partial support for a student participating in a sport, physical education, or exercise science experience outside of the United States (but not with a varsity or sport club team) OR a service project in a related field with minority or inner-city groups in the United States.


  1. Must be enrolled as a Kinesiology and Health or Athletic Training major.
  2. Must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  3. Must have completed at least two semesters in residence at ISU.

Procedure: Complete an application form and present a summary of trip expenses and anticipated sources of support. Scholarship applications may be submitted at any time during the semester and will be reviewed as soon as possible. Two personal reference letters are required.

Award amount: Variable, depending on the trip expenses

Robert Watkins and Mary Swartz Athletic Trainer Achievement Award

Bill Watkins, a former athletic training student at Iowa State University, established this scholarship in honor of his parents.


  1. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled full time.
  2. Must have completed 4 semesters in the Athletic Training Education Program.
  3. Students must be members in good standing with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
  4. Students must show professional involvement and leadership skills through any or all of the following:
  • Involvement in voluntary service and related activities (Special Olympics, Iowa Games, etc.)
  • Involvement and attendance in professional organizations, workshops, and meetings.
  • Willingness to take on and complete given responsibilities.
  • Ability to get other students involved to generate and share ideas.
  • Having organizational and time management skills.
  • Evoke a strong work ethic.

Procedure: The application deadline is January 14, and the award recipients are announced at the Kinesiology Spring Awards Banquet and the Athletic Training Education Program Annual Banquet. See the Athletic Training webpage for information about this and other AT awards. (Download the application from the AT website.)