21 Best Masters Degree Scholarships for Physical Therapy Students

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21 Best Masters Degree Scholarships for Physical Therapy Students

World Scholarship Forum has researched and we have brought  to your desk the 21 Best Master’s Degree Scholarships for Physical Therapy Students. You have to read through to the post and understand the eligibility before you apply

 

  1. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarships

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation scholarships are offered to female Christian undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and PhD) students in the fields of medicine, nursing, or allied healthcare fields such as Physical therapy.

The scholarship is offered annually at more than 200 accredited institutions around USA such as in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The scholarships are offered by the foundation through the institutions and directly to the individual. Information about participating institutions can be found here  https://lpwhitehead.org/grants-program/scholarship-program/ or by contacting Carrie Conway at conway@woodruff.org.

 

  1. UD Physical Therapy Department – University of Delaware

Deadline: December 1st

The department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, a public research University in Newark, Delaware, United States of America is offering qualifying DPT students the option to earn a Master of Science (MS) in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science and a PhD in Physical Therapy.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Delaware is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) while the MS Degree program is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Average cumulative undergraduate GPA of students who seek to enroll for the program is 3.71 and the Average GRE scores of such candidates is 76th percentile for Verbal and 69th percentile for Quantitative.

More information about the program and how to apply can be found on the program’s website: https://sites.udel.edu/pt/entrance-requirements/

 

  1. Department of Physical Therapy – University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the most prestigious physical therapy programs in the US.

The department offers a post professional master’s degree for qualifying physical therapy candidates to improve their clinical knowledge and skills through a specific program of advanced practice and scholarship.

All applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or its equivalent from their entry-level professional physical therapy program.

Applicants must provide evidence of potential for success in a graduate program. This may be demonstrated through past work experiences, continuing education, and letters of recommendation

More information about the program including entrance requirements and how to apply can be found here https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/mspt/admission

 

  1. Charlotte Money Beatty Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 11th

The Charlotte Money Beatty Memorial Scholarship is granted in honor of a beloved physical therapist who served until her passing Twenty-Five years ago.

The $1,500 annual scholarship is offered to a qualifying graduate student enrolled in the physical therapy program at the University of North Carolina.

While the scholarship is open to all students in good academic standing, priority will be given first to minority students and second to individuals expressing a commitment to a career in pediatrics.

More Information about the scholarship program such as how to apply can be gotten by contacting Lisa Johnston at lisa_johnston@med.unc.edu or by visiting https://www.charlottecf.org/types-of-grants/scholarships/

 

  1. Dr. Alvin and Monica Saake Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 20th

The Dr. Alvin and Monica Saake Foundation Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship granted annually to undergraduate or graduate students who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program in kinesiology, leisure science, physical education, athletic training, exercise science, sports medicine, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.

The scholarship is administered through the Hawaii Community Foundation and qualified candidates must be Hawaii residents, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better, and demonstrate financial need.

More information about the program can be gotten by emailing scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org or by visiting https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships-for-community-causes-and-students

 

  1. Gary L. Soderberg Doctor of Physical Therapy Award

Deadline: March 1st

The Gary L. Soderberg Doctor of Physical Therapy Award is offered to graduate students across the United States who are in the final year of a professional entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program with good academic standing.

It is sponsored by the Doctor of Physical Therapy Visionary Foundation and offered through any accredited U.S. institution.

Qualified candidates are required to submit the following documents: an official school transcript, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a two-page essay.

More information about the program can be gotten by emailing dmsdpt@yahoo.com or by visiting https://www.dmu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/doctor-of-physical-therapy/

  1. Harold “Herk” Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th

In memory of an orthopedic tech who served in the United States Navy before pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy,

The Harold “Herk” Cooper Memorial Scholarship Fund is granted to a non-traditional full-time graduate student who is enrolled in the accredited physical therapy program at the University of Indianapolis.

The $2,500 scholarship is granted annually in honour of an orthopedic tech who served in the United States Navy before pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy.

The criteria for selecting qualified candidates include academic performance, financial need, professional goals, and service involvement.

More information about the scholarship can be gotten by sending a mail to pt@uindy.edu

 

  1. Katherine H. Dilley Scholarship Fund

Deadline: February 1st

The Katherine H. Dilley Scholarship Fund is offered to current undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy at any accredited four-year higher learning institution in Arizona.

The $1,000 scholarship which is offered annually is sponsored by the Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The following documents must be presented by eligible candidates during the application: a college transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay on career interests.

Applications are available by request and interested candidates are expected to send a mail to jeanyokley@comcast.net. More information about the scholarship program can be found on http://www.arizonadar.org/scholarships.html

 

  1. National AMBUCS Scholarship Program for Therapists

Deadline: April 15th

National AMBUCS, Inc. offers scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate (master’s or doctoral) therapy students in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.

Since its inception in 1955, more than $8.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to nearly 15,000 students. Over $150,000 is awarded annually with individual awards ranging from $500 to $1,500, including a two-year award in the amount of $6,000.

More information about the program can be gotten by sending a mail to janiceb@ambucs.org or by visiting https://ambucs.org/therapists/scholarship-program/

 

  1. Ruth A. Kradolfer Physical Therapy Humanitarian Award

Deadline: March 1st

The Ruth A. Kradolfer Physical Therapy Humanitarian Award is granted to a deserving first or second-year graduate student in the accredited physical therapy program at the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana.

The candidate is expected to have made a significant humanitarian contribution such as in the areas of human service, including education, health, and social welfare.

More information can be gotten by sending a mail to physical.therapy@umontana.edu or by visiting https://health.umt.edu/physicaltherapy/Current%20Students/Awards%20and%20Scholarships.php

 

  1. Southpaw Enterprises Inc. Scholarship Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Southpaw Enterprises Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of products used by physical therapists all over the world.

The Southpaw Enterprises Inc. national scholarship program is offered to qualified graduate students who are majoring in physical therapy in a CAPTE-accredited program at any Ohio institution. The scholarships award is up to $3,000 granted annually to deserving students.

Though all students are allowed to apply, preference will be given to students who demonstrate interest in pediatric physical therapy and/or sensory integration.

Interested candidates can send a mail to physical.therapy@ohio.edu for more information about the program.

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS (ASAHP) Scholarship program

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions is offering scholarships to allied health students enrolled in its member schools.

The scholarship program is done in partnership with CastleBranch and is awarded to outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

The scholarship which started in 2014 awards up to $1,000 and the title of Elwood Scholar annually to deserving students.

More information about the scholarship program, including entry requirements, how to apply, and member schools, interested candidates should visit www.asahp.org

 

  1. SANDRA TEAGUE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Sandra Teague memorial Scholarship was established by members of the PT class of ’98, as well as physical therapy faculty and staff members at DMU – Des Moines University, in memory of Sandra Teague (PT Class of ’98).

Sandra was killed in the tragic plane crash that targeted the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

More information about the program can be found on https://www.dmu.edu/dose/2002/01/sandra-teague-memorial-scholarship-fund/

 

  1. INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP (IHS)

The Indian Health Service scholarship program offers financial assistance for American Indian and Alaskan Native (federally recognized only) students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs such as in the fields of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. in institutions around the United States.

Requirements to qualify for this program include several service obligations and pay-back requirements that the recipient incurs upon acceptance of the scholarship funding.

Visit www.ihs.gov for application and more information about the scholarship program.

 

  1. USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy – University of Southern California

The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California (USC), California, USA is known as a destination for research, training, and practice related to physical therapy and rehabilitation for students across the country and around the world.

The division offers doctoral degrees in physical therapy (DPT) and bio-kinesiology (Ph.D.), as well as master’s degrees in bio-kinesiology.

The division also offers residency programs in the areas of orthopedic physical therapy, neurologic physical therapy, sports physical therapy, as well as pediatric physical therapy.

For more information about the programs and the funding available for them, visit the program’s official scholarship page here http://pt.usc.edu/Education/Admission_and_Financial_Aid/Awards_and_Scholarships/Scholarship/

 

  1. Janet L. Hemzacek Memorial Scholarship

Deadline:  December 1st

The Department of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University, Illinois, United States offers the Janet L. Hemzacek Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 annually to incoming and current Physical Therapy Graduate students.

The Scholarship is a one-time award and may only cover Northwestern University Physical Therapy Department tuition and fees.

Desired candidates are those that can demonstrate a financial need, exhibit a strong sense of integrity and humanity, as well as involvement with diverse communities through volunteer work.

More information about this scholarship and other scholarships related to the Northwestern DPT program can be found here https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/pthms/admissions/dpt/scholarships/index.html

 

  1. AMBUCS

National AMBUCS, Inc. offers scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate (master’s or doctoral) therapy students in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.

Since its inception in 1955, more than $8.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to nearly 15,000 students.

Over $150,000 is awarded annually with individual awards ranging from $500 to $1,500, including a two-year award in the amount of $6,000.

More information about the program can be gotten by sending a mail to janiceb@ambucs.org or by visiting https://ambucs.org/therapists/scholarship-program/

 

 

  1. THE TYLENOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Each year the makers of TYLENOL®, an extra strength coated Tablet for Adults, offers scholarships to qualifying students pursuing careers in healthcare related programs. This scholarships have seen over eight million dollars awarded to students since its inception Twenty-three years ago.

The scholarships are awarded annually and more information about them and how to apply can be gotten by visiting https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship

 

  1. Emory University – Division of Physical Therapy

The Division of Physical Therapy first was established in the late 1960’s as the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.

The In-state tuition and Out-State tuition for the Graduate program is $31,200 USD, which is 111% and 48% respectively more expensive than the average for all physical therapy schools.

This can however be funded by scholarships that are offered for incoming and current students for the department.

More information about these scholarships can be gotten by visiting the programs official scholarship page here https://www.emorydpt.org/apply-now/scholarships/

 

  1. ASAHP

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) is offering scholarships to allied health students enrolled in its member schools.

The scholarship program is done in partnership with CastleBranch and is awarded to outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions.

The scholarship which started in 2014 awards up to $1,000 and the title of Elwood Scholar annually to deserving students.

More information about the scholarship program, including entry requirements, how to apply, and member schools, interested candidates should visit www.asahp.org

 

  1. Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 1st

The Mary McMillan Scholarship Award is offered annually to well deserving students in the last year of their graduate program in an entry-level professional physical therapy program that has been accredited by the CAPTE.

The scholarships awards up to $5,000 annually to students who can demonstrate extraordinary scholastic performance, evidence of potential contribution to the physical therapy profession, and service to the APTA.

An award of $5,000 will be granted to each physical therapist professional education student recipient and $3,000 to each physical therapist assistant education student recipient .

For more information about the scholarship program, visit the official page here http://www.apta.org/HonorsAwards/Scholarships/McMillanScholarship/

 

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