Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarships

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support Doctor of Physical Therapy students through the funding of scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each.

Eligibility: Individuals must be enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University, the University of Kansas, or University of Missouri-Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to apply and must be accepted in the entry-level physical therapy doctoral program. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition.

Deadline: April 1. Notification of awards will be made and scholarship funds will be distributed to the university by June 1.

Application Requirements:

  • An essay that communicates what factors/experiences influenced your decision to choose physical therapy as a career. Explain how your leadership experience and/or community activities will have an influence on you as a physical therapist. Include a statement that expresses why you should be considered for a scholarship award from The Research Foundation. Your essay should not exceed one typed page and must include your name.
  • Letter of recommendation from a current faculty member (must be signed on letterhead).
  • Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Provide a signed copy to the person you select to provide your letter of recommendation.
  • Copy of official transcript with current GPA sent by the university or college to The Research Foundation