Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society

Eric Kautzky Memorial Scholarship


The Eric Kautzky Memorial Scholarship was established to celebrate Eric’s long standing dedication to Athletic Training Education with his student of Tigard High School and beyond.  His efforts in educating high school students interested in athletic training will continue to live on through this scholarship opportunity.  His legacy is also visible to those who attend and visit Tigard High School through a courtyard and plaque in his honor that reads:

Eric Lee Kautzky

July 24, 1948-June 18, 2005

“Eric was a science teacher and athletic trainer at

Tigard High School for 26 years.  He touched the

lives of many and will be remembered as an

inspirational educator, mentor, healer, and colleague.”


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap,

but by the seeds you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson














The Eric Kautzky Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $200 for an Oregon High School Senior who is interested in a healthcare profession with a preference to Athletic Training.


Application Deadline April 26, 2010


Application Requirements:

Oregon Resident

Oregon High School Senior

Sponsored by a Certified Athletic Trainer


Please submit the following to the scholarship chair by email or by mail:


A. Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone number, and name of high school

B. Contact Information of Nominating ATC: This individual is a certified athletic trainer, who is a member in good standing of NATA and OATS. Please include name, credentials, title, phone number, and email

                C. Nominating ATC letter of recommendation: The letter should attest to the applicant's skills, abilities and scholarly activities.

                D. High School Transcript

                E. Letter of Interest: Within a letter please include the following

                a. Tell us about yourself and your interest in a healthcare profession

                                b. Athletic training experience

                                c. Awards and Activities

Scholarship Chair
Ricky Rodriguez, ATC, CSCS
9312 SE Washington St
Portland, Oregon 97412