Daemen College professional master’s athletic training students Rebecca Delahunty and Caleb Earl have been awarded top scholarships from two professional organizations.
Delahunty is among five students from across the country named as the first recipients of the inaugural Paul DeMartinis Scholarship presented by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, which serves as an educational resource for Major and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers.
The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to athletic training students currently enrolled in a professional program or post-professional degree or residency program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
A native of Mount Prospect, Ill., Delahunty is a first-year student in Daemen’s program and active in the Athletic Training Student Association.
Earl has received the 2017 Paul Grace Scholarship from the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s Association (EATA), a professional organization for certified athletic trainers and students. He was recognized with a plaque presented at the EATA’s annual awards banquet held this month in Philadelphia.
Selection for the $3,000 scholarship is based on academic achievement, athletic training clinical experiences, extracurricular activities, leadership, and other honors.
Earl is a second-year student at Daemen and an active member of the college’s Athletic Training Student Association. He is a Kenmore resident.
“These scholarships speak to the high quality of our athletic training program and the caliber of our students,” said Dr. Nicole Chimera, athletic training program director and associate professor. “We congratulate Rebecca and Caleb for receiving scholarships from such prestigious professional organizations.”