Athletic training student wins district scholarship

Heidi Te Brink of Durango, Colo., a junior athletic training and elementary education major at Northwestern College, has been selected to receive one of three $500 scholarships from the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA).

Te Brink and students from Iowa State University and Luther College were selected from among 12 applicants to receive the MAATA Undergraduate Scholarship. They were selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal and professional goals, community involvement and commitment to athletic training. The application process included providing letters of reference, a resumé and transcript, as well as answering essay questions.

Te Brink and the other winners were honored on March 18 at the association’s conference in Topeka, Kan. The scholarship recipients received free admission to the convention and a stipend for travel expenses.

The scholarships are given to preserve the memory and accomplishments of the association’s deceased members and to perpetuate the standards, ideas and professionalism of the athletic training field that they labored to establish.

The Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association is one of 10 district associations affiliated with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. MAATA includes athletic trainers in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.