James D. Rudd Memorial Scholarship

Jim Rudd was named head athletic trainer at the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1989. In 1991, Jim and Dr. William Mann created the UND Division of Sports Medicine and Center for Sports Medicine located within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). At this time, Jim’s job title changed to program director and assistant professor. This development brought athletic training services and a nationally accredited Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) degree under the SMHS—the first in the nation!

To thank Jim for his countless contributions to the UND Department of Sports Medicine, the James D. Rudd Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established. The endowment was the first ever in support of UND students enrolled in the SMHS Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training program.

More information on the scholarship and application information are below: