Bill Bulloch Scholarship
Bill Bulloch and his Legacy:
In 1980, a man named Bill Bulloch started the Athletic Training program at Salem State University (then known as Salem State College). The program has since graduated just under 200 AT students. Bill was an extremely influential member of the Salem State community, specifically the athletic department, where he served thousands of students for more than 30 years.
Although Bill sadly passed away in 2008 at the young age of 58, his influence continues to be felt. For this reason, the Bill Bulloch scholarship was created, and it is a fitting tribute. Not only did Bill want students to be the best ATs they could be, but he instilled in them a desire to be the best people that they could be.
He strongly encouraged his student athletes to positively contribute to society in many ways. This scholarship will enable alumni and others in the Salem State community to pay tribute to Bill and impact the future of the AT program and its students.
The Scholarship Fund:
The Bill Bulloch scholarship was established to recognize the legacy of beloved Salem State athletic trainer, Bill Bulloch. We seek to recognize Bill by establishing an endowed scholarship at the $25,000 level. Once the fund is fully endowed it will be awarded to a student entering the professional phase of an Athletic Training major.
Prospective recipients will have demonstrated financial need and preference will be given to those students going into the field of Athletic Training and who have participated in civic engagement activities.
Although we are well on our way to achieving this significant figure, we need your help to get us the rest of the way there. Salem State's endowment spending policy dictates that once we attain this $25,000 level, the interest accrued from this principal amount will transform into a scholarship for one athletic training student annually.
In other words, reaching the $25,000 level ensures that this scholarship will have a lasting impact on the AT community here at Salem State, and that Bill Bulloch and his passion for this profession will remain at the heart of the program.