PT Magazine Articles
Three articles have been authored by Leon Johnson Jr, DEd and are offered for your reference. Specific requirements and obligations should be clarified by the student related to their specific circumstances.
- "Financing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy"
- "Loan Consolidation and the Physical Therapist"
- "Loan Forgiveness and Physical Therapy"
Students should carefully explore potential scholarships, grants, and loans at their resident institution. If student is of graduate ranking review graduate scholarships offered through the graduate school.
- Financial aid office
- College or University web site
- College or university minority sites (if appropriate)
Wright & Filippis Scholarship is offered yearly and is coordinated through the MPTA Institute for Education and Research. Look for announcement in the spring for the upcoming fall award. APTA
On the APTA Student web site, there are a number of financial resources listed and links made available to the reader. See resources. The APTA Department of Minority/International Affairs
The APTA Department of Minority/International Affairs (800/999-2782, ext 3144) offers an annual minority scholarship award for physical therapist students and physical therapist assistant students.
See The APTA Department of Minority/International Affairs website for more information. Grant Sources Specific to Physical Therapy/Health Care
- Daughters of the American Revolution
Occupational and Physical Therapy Scholarships
1776 D St NW Administration Bldg
Washington, DC 20006 (202) 879-3292
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 or physical therapy (including art or music therapy). Affiliation or relationship with NSDAR is not necessary to qualify for these scholarships.
- National Association of American Business Clubs (AMBUCS)
3315 North Main St
High Point, NC 27265
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. AMBUCS offers scholarships to students (U.S. citizens) in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Approximately $225,000 is awarded annually. The application is to be filled out online.