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UTC Physical Therapy Department Scholarships
The Physical Therapy Department offers a number of Scholarships on a yearly basis to admitted physical therapy students.
Scholarships based primarily on financial need
Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship Endowment: Eligibility: DPT 1, DPT 2, DPT 3
Physical Therapy Scholarship Fund: Eligibility: DPT 2, DPT 3
Benchmark DPT 1: Eligibility: DPT 1
Scholarships based primarily on scholarship/merit
Benchmark DPT 2: Eligibility: DPT 2: Criteria: primarily based on scholarship/merit
Benchmark DPT 3: Eligibility: DPT 3: Criteria: primarily based on scholarship/merit
Scholarships for disadvantaged students (Department of Health and Human Services)
Any Student meeting the criteria
The PT faculty support the philosophy of the UTC Financial Aid Office. The educational opportunities of qualified students should not be controlled by their financial resources. In order to meet the needs of students, four basic types of financial aid are offered to include scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment. Additional information regarding UTC Financial Aid (including an Undergraduate Transfer Student Scholarship) can be assessed through the UTC Financial Aid Web site.
Because a full-time course load is required each semester of the program, students are encouraged to seek employment on a limited basis. In addition to the resources offered through UTC Financial Aid, students have been awarded graduate assistantships, fellowships and external scholarships which include:
Amy Mildram Scholarship for Pediatric Physical Therapy
This scholarship is awarded annually to a third year student exhibiting special interest in the area of pediatric physical therapy.
Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established by graduates of our program and awarded to first year students on a financial need basis.
The Bryson Family Endowed Scholarship in Physical Therapy
This scholarship is awarded to first years students on a financial need basis.
US Department of Health and Human Services Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
This scholarship is based on a number of criteria, including include financial need, level of income, and first generation attendance at college. In the past nine years, 89 students have been awarded approximately $314,000.
UTC Graduate Assistantships
Up to five students are selected each year for part-time graduate assistantships in the program. The assistantships include partial tuition waiver and a stipend.
African American Fellowships/Assistantships
A number of students have been awarded this fellowship. Awards include a $2,200.00 stipend and full tuition waiver for the academic year. Additional information about scholarships and financial aid for physical therapy students may be obtained from the American Physical Therapy Association. (APTA)