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Physical Therapy External Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Deadline Special Requirements

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 


Awarded to physical therapy students entering their final year. 

Health Careers Scholarship 

March 1, 2018

Offered to students who have completed at least two years of study. May re-apply for three academic years and must be in good academic standing. 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

March 30, 2018

Need-based. Offered to students of Hispanic heritage.  

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 

February 1, 2018

Need-based. Open to Jewish students who were born and raised in Chicago or employed full-time for one year in Chicago metropolitan area. 

Korean American Scholarship Foundation 

June 30, 2018

Need-based. Open to Korean American students who are enrolled full-time. 

Minority Scholarship Award 

December 1, 2018

Offered annually to minority students in their final year of physical therapy.

Navy Physical Therapy Scholarship 

Applications accepted year-round

Open to all physical therapy students and residents. May be eligible for the loan repayment program. 

NY Grace Legendre Endowment Fund, Inc. 

February 28, 2018

Need-based. Merit-based. Open to women who are U.S. citizens and New York residents. 

Organization of American States Professional Development Scholarships 


Several scholarship opportunities offered to students who are citizens or permanent residents of member states of OAS. 

Paul Ambrose Scholars Program 

November 28, 2017


Open to Paul Ambrose scholars who are physical therapy students. 


Roothbert Fund Scholarship


February 1, 2018



Merit-based. Open to all in the U.S. and those who consider careers in education. 


Rowe Fund of the Organization of American States 

Applications accepted year-round

Loan repayment program open to OAS members. 

STEP For Leaders 

Varies by STEP program


NYC Board of Education 

April 3, 2017

Agree to accept employment as full-time Physical Therapists with the New York City Department of Education in areas of high need as determined at the discretion of the program Supervisor upon obtaining your New York State license.