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Physical Therapy Scholarships

Here are some of the Physical Therapy scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists

AMBUCS offers scholarships to students (U.S. citizens) in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health/therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

Illinois Hospital Research & Educational Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY for SCHOLARSHIP 1. Any student currently ENROLLED or ACCEPTED into a certificate or degree conferring hospital related health care sequence is eligible (such as medical schools, dental schools, nursing programs, pharmacy schools, radiology technology programs, therapy programs such as occupational/physical/speech, etc. Students in general course of studies programs (i.e. pre-med, general education courses, liberal arts, etc.) are not eligible. 2. Applicants enrolled in an associate degree or hospital-based program will be considered their first year (such as radiology techs, nuclear medicine techs, RNs, cardiac rehab techs, etc.) 3. Applicants must be Illinois residents. 4. The school to be attended need not be an Illinois institution; however, it must be accredited or recognized as an approved program by the appropriate agencies. 5. Students having less than one academic year remaining until graduation are not eligible for consideration. 6. In order to be competitive, a 3.5 GPA out of 4 points or a 4.5 GPA out of 5 points is necessary.

Health Wonk Scholarship

How to apply Applicants should apply by emailing the following to health.scholarship@healthinsurance.org. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV). A 500-word personal biographical statement describing career objectives related to health. A 1,000- to 2,000-word essay on any topic pertinent to clinical care, public health research, health policy, or advocacy that describes opportunities for the improvement of health coverage, health care, and population health in the United States. The list below offers examples of potential essay topics that would be appropriate: Barriers to primary care within state Medicaid programs. Lessons learned assisting homeless individuals obtain psychiatric care in Boston. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on depression and hypertension among the previously uninsured. Medicaid-supported housing for “frequent-flyer” patients utilizing emergency department care. Improving quality and cost-effectiveness of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans. Entrants authorize healthinsurance.org to publish any portion or all of their submitted essay, regardless of whether the applicant is selected as a finalist or winner. Who can apply? Any current, full-time master’s and doctoral student working in medicine, public health, nursing, and related fields at an accredited U.S. university or college is welcome to apply. There is no age requirement. Limited to U.S. residents.

The Carrie F. Gethers Memorial Scholarship

Is awarded to a student who will study physical therapy or occupational health in a two or four-year accredited college program.The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:? Graduating Senior in a Philadelphia Public School? Demonstrated leadership ability? GPA 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale? Extra-curricular school activities? Enrolled in two or four year accredited college? Community service? Successful Interview

Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund

Macy’s and the American Heart Association are continuing their concerted efforts to increase the number of minority women in medical schools through the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund. For the fourth consecutive year, the partners are offering sixteen $2,500 tuition-focused scholarships for minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields. Applicants must: Be a female of Hispanic, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or other minority origin Be a citizen/permanent resident of the continental United States, including Hawaii and Alaska Be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or allied health institution in the U.S. and plan to be enrolled in the Fall Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA Complete an essay and submit two letters of recommendation with the application Step 2: Apply online You’ll be asked to: Create a login Fill out the application form Step 3: Finalize and upload documents You’ll need to provide: A Community Involvement description Transcripts Two Letters of Recommendation A Personal Essay

Healthcare Worker Scholarship

The Healthcare Worker Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in the healthcare field who submits the best 200 word essay on the topic of how choosing a career in healthcare can make a positive difference in their community. Applicants must be college students pursuing a healthcare related undergraduate degree or graduate degree. High school students are also eligible if they plan to study a healthcare related major and will be at least 18 years of age by the date of scholarship reimbursement. This scholarship is sponsored by healthcareworkersalary.com, a leading healthcare salary information website in the United States. Healthcare Worker Salary provides a comprehensive resource of useful information for aspiring healthcare workers, including salaries for different professions, schools and programs available and recommended resources. Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be: At least 18 years of age. A college student pursuing a healthcare related undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. High school student planning to pursue a healthcare related major.

AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists

AMBUCS offers scholarships to students (U.S. citizens) in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health/therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy).

Whittier Hospital Volunteer Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in registered nursing (RN), licensed vocational nursing (LVN), physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory technology, radiology technology, physician, speech pathology, medical dietary science and pharmacology. 2. Must be a resident of the Greater Whittier Area and have a permanent address from one of the following locations: Whittier, El Monte, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, Pico Rivera, Rowland Heigts, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk. 3. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application from the Center for Scholarship Information ((562) 985-2549; mailto:scholarships@csulb.edu; USU-108).

Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Health Scholarships

Description:Dr. Hans Zimmerman established this foundation to provide financial assistance to individuals in Hawai‘i wishing to pursue an education in a health field. During his long and productive career in Hawai‘i, Dr. Zimmerman encouraged countless individuals to choose careers in medicine. At his death, additional assets came into the foundation so that it is now one of the largest scholarship funds in Hawai‘i. Requirements: Plan to major in a health-related field in a school in the USA (not including sports medicine, psychology unless clinical, social work). Be a college junior, senior or graduate student. Minimum GPA 3.0. Personal statement should include a description of your participation in community service projects or activities.

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

Students may be nominated from physical therapist assistant education programs and physical therapist professional education programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the Association. Student nominees should be in one of the following phases of their educational program: Physical therapist assistant education program students must be enrolled in the final year of study. For physical therapist assistant education programs that have a part-time curriculum, all nominees must be in the final year of the curriculum of that institution. Each institution must determine the minimum number of credit hours required for final year status. Based on this, all nominees must be in the final year of the curriculum to be nominated. Physical therapist professional education program students must be within 12 months of completing all requirements for graduation from the entry-level program, by the start of the September 1 Honors and Awards nomination process. Nominations of students from an educational institution will be limited to one (1) physical therapist assistant student, and one (1) physical therapist professional education student. The intent of the award is to recognize those students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution. Awards are made on a competitive basis. Recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: superior scholastic performance, past productivity, evidence of potential contribution to physical therapy and service to the American Physical Therapy Association.

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