The Athletic Equipment Managers Association has developed two college scholarship programs to assist students with the many expenses of a college education:

The Russell Athletics Scholarship

offering three (3) $500.00 Scholarships each year

The Jimmy Callaway Scholarship

offering two (2) $500.00 Scholarships each year

These awards were developed in keeping with the following AEMA objectives:

  • The advancement, encouragement and improvement of the Athletic Equipment profession in all its phases, and to promote a better working relationship among those persons interested in the problems of this management.
  • To develop further the professional ability of each of its members.
  • To better serve the common interests of its members by providing a means for a free exchange off ideas within the profession.
  • To enable members to become better acquainted personally through casual good fellowship.
  • To work as a group to bring about equipment improvements for greater safety of participants in all sports, recreation activities, and physical education.


  • Applicants must be full-time college students with one year collegiate athletic equipment management experience.
  • Applicants must also display an interest in the field of Athletic Equipment Management.
  • Applicants must provide three (3) Character References with letters of recommendation. One of these references must
    come from the Supervising Equipment Manager.
  • Applicants must submit an original essay of no more than 200 words on the topic of: "What Athletic Equipment Management Means to Me".

Award Process

The scholarship awards will be based on the following criteria:

  • academic achievement,
  • community involvement,
  • displayed interest in Athletic Equipment Management,
  • completion of an essay, and
  • letters of recommendation.


Submit application, required essay and recommendation letters to :

AEMA Office
c/o Sam Trusner
207 E. Bodman
Bement, IL 61813

All applications must be submitted to the National Office by March 15th.



Featured Essay by Past Winners

In 2012, Rebacca Huebner won the AEMA Scholarship with her thoughtful essay on what it means to be an equipment manager.