PT External Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Special Requirements

Burke Rehabilation Hospital 

Awarded to physical therapy students entering their final year. 

Health Careers Scholarship 

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 

Need-based. Offered to students of Hispanic heritage.  

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago 

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 

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

Minority Scholarship Award 

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

Navy Physical Therapy Scholarship 

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

NY Grace Legendre Endowment Fund, Inc. 

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. 

Pat Tillman Foundation

Open to military service members, veterans or spouses who are applying to be a full-time student pursuing a graduate or professional degree for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.  Go to website for eligibility requirements.

Paul Ambrose Scholars Program 


Open to Paul Ambrose scholars who are physical therapy students. 


Roothbert Fund Scholarship


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


Rowe Fund of the Organization of American States 

Loan repayment program open to OAS members. 

STEP For Leaders 


NYC Board of Education 

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.