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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.

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.

Easter Seals Iowa Scholarships

To provide scholarships to needy college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Iowa who are preparing for a career in a profession concerned with physical and/or psychological rehabilitation. Amount Awarded: $1000 Number Awarded: 3 each year. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply. Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be residents of Iowa, attending an accredited college or university, in the upper 40 percent of their class (or have at least a 2.8 GPA), attending school on a full-time basis, in financial need, and planning a career in the broad field of rehabilitation. The student must be in a 4-year program. Additional Information: These scholarships are designated as the E.L. Peterson Scholarship, the Lynn Marie Vogel Scholarship, and the Rolfe B. Karlsson Scholarship.

Terry L. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Terry L. Jackson was a physician who specialized in pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation. He practiced in Great Falls for eleven years and served as Director of Rehabilitation at Columbus Hospital. It was his wish to establish a scholarship fund to assist students pursuing careers in medicine. To fulfill his wishes, the Terry L. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was created for students interested in becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. The Terry L. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship is administered through Benefis Healthcare Foundation.

MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com Therapy Professionals Scholarship

Premise$1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to the chosen applicant. Scholarship shall be awarded to one (1) recipient. Applicants must be any person 17 years of age or older who demonstrates interest in physical, massage, recreational, or occupational therapy or psychology professions and is interested in attending a related program, undergraduate, graduate, or accredited training program at an accredited institution of learning within the United States. Requirements: Applicants must be any person 17 years of age or older who demonstrates interest in physical, massage, recreational, or occupational therapy or psychology professions and is interested in attending a related program, undergraduate, graduate, or accredited training program at an accredited institution of learning within the United States. Applicant must use scholarship award for a related program as outlined above within an accredited institution within the United States. Applicant must be either a citizen of the United States or a foreign student with a valid United States Student Visa. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, based on the previous year’s academic performance. Students enrolled in any mental health therapy (psychology, psychiatry, etc) or chiropractic program are eligible to apply. Application Process Applicant shall submit all contact information as contained within the application, including name, address, phone number, email, date of birth, and sex. Applicant must be prepared to submit proof of age should he or she be chosen as the winner and recipient of the scholarship. Applicant shall be prepared to submit proof of enrollment or acceptance to an accredited institution of learning should he or she be chosen as winner and recipient of the scholarship. Applicant must submit an essay of at least 500 words, but no more than 1000 words, explaining what they hope to accomplish in the field of physical, massage, recreational, or occupational therapy and how they will impact the lives of others with the education and knowledge they acquire while in school. This essay will also include the student’s opinion on why they feel they should be selected to receive the scholarship funds. Selection Applications will be reviewed by a panel and the winner will be selected based on criteria set forth in the requirements section of this document as well as the opinions of the editors of MedicareSeupplementalInsurance.com. Once the winner is decided and notified of the award, he or she will be mailed a W9 tax form and the check will be mailed to their address. The winner of the scholarship will be fully responsible for the taxes incurred from receiving the award. Deadlines Applications are now being accepted and will close one month prior to the date the award is given. All application inquiries and submissions may be made via email at scholarship@MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com.

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.

Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship

California State PTA awards a scholarship each year for $500 to two (2), successful applicants of the Graduating High School Senior Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field. Two students selected to receive a Graduating High School Senior Scholarship are awarded an additional $500 from the Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship Program.

Howard Hughes Medical Inst. Predoctoral Fellowship

Open to citizens or nationals of the United States or foreign nationals. Awards will be made for study toward a PhD or ScD degree in the following biological sciences: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology. At the time of application, applicants must not have completed one academic year or more of post-baccalaureate study in biological sciences. The following will not preclude eligibility: 1) graduate study that took place more than 10 years prior to application; 2) graduate study toward an MPH degree; 3) study in biological sciences that was toward a medical or dental degree (MD, DO, DDS, or DVM); and 4) graduate study prior to entry into medical or dental school.

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.

William James & Dorothy Bading Lanquist Fund

Requirements: Major in the Physical Sciences and related fields (excluding Biological and Social Sciences).

Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council Scholarship Endowment

Available to Michigan-based college students that are employees, or the spouse or child of employees, of an MCMCFC member facility and that are in a health and human services field of study.

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