Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship Application

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support doctor of physical therapy students through the funding of $1,000 scholarships.

Eligibility

Individuals must be in their first year of the doctor of physical therapy program with a graduation year of 2023 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. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition.

Deadline

The deadline to apply is April 1. Notification of awards will be made by June 1 and scholarship funds will be distributed to the university by July 6 if a scholarship thank you is received by June 30.

Application Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form. Download the FERPA form (PDF).
  3. Copy of recent grades with cumulative GPA.

Please note all applications must be completed online. The system requires that you submit all information at the same time. You will not be able to start your application and come back to it at a later time.

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Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply.
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Essays must not exceed one page and must include student's name. PDF files are preferred.
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