DPT Student Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of scholarship opportunities that may be available to you to support your DPT education. This list is by no means exhaustive. Be sure to seek out additional scholarships that may be available in your state or region.

Internal

The Cynthia Walling Pemberton Scholarship

  • This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Applied Health Science major at BGSU intending to enter the physical therapy profession. Applicants must be in good standing and meet the GPA requirements for the Applied Health Science program. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.

The Mary M. Edmonds Scholarship

  • This scholarship recognizes a student of color and their effort to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Applicants must be a rising junior enrolled in the Applied Health Science program as a pre-physical therapy student. Preference is given to a member of a historically underrepresented minority group. This scholarship is renewable.

External

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • The APTA offers multiple scholarships for members of the APTA and current DPT students. See the website for the various scholarship opportunities and associated requirements.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Multiple scholarships are offered through the NSCA for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in the strength and conditioning field. Physical therapy education does qualify. See the website for the various scholarship opportunities and associated requirements.

American Association of University Women

  • A career development grant offered to women looking to advance their career in education, health and medical sciences, or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. See the website for complete details and requirements.

Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP)

  • The ASAHP offers scholarships to outstanding students pursuing an allied health profession. See the website for complete details and requirements.

AMBUCS Scholarship Program

  • AMBUCS awards scholarships to graduate students enrolled in physical therapy programs, among others. See the website for complete details and requirements.

HIE Help Center Scholarship

  • This scholarship is available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a career in physical, occupational, or speech therapy. See the website for complete details and requirements.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Various scholarships are offered for students pursing healthcare education through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. See the website for the various scholarship opportunities and associated requirements.

The Pat Tillman Foundation

  • The Pat Tillman Foundation offers scholarship support for service members, veterans, and military spouses. See the website for complete details and requirements.

Veterans United Foundation

  • The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship offers financial support for family of service members and veterans pursuing their education. See the website for complete details and requirements.

Indian Health Service

  • The Indian Health Service offers multiple scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. See the website for the various scholarship opportunities and associated requirements.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Offered to support Hispanic American Students in completing their education. See the website for complete details and requirements.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution offers scholarships to students of financial need enrolled in an accredited physical therapy program. See the website for complete details and requirements.

The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions- Scholarship of Excellence

  • This scholarship program is for allied health students enrolled in its member schools. Eligible programs include FN, MLS, CDIS, SOWK and PT. Twelve recipients will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 
  • The following BGSU students have received the Scholarship of Excellence in the past:

            2020 - Lydia Bias - Communication Disorders

            2019 - Lisa Langhals - Dietetics

Updated: 03/25/2022 09:38AM