Doctor of Physical Therapy


In addition to the specific requirements for the Annual Awards, each student must meet or exceed any other criteria established by the College's Scholarship Committees for scholarships awarded from these funds, criteria including but not limited to financial need, academic performance, good conduct, good citizenship, and community service.

Annual Awards

Ransdell Family Fund Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates financial need (qualified by FAFSA requirement) and good academic ability (GPA of 3.0 or higher). Applicants must submit an online application with a 500 word essay explaining his or her interest in bringing adequate healthcare to a rural population within North Carolina. Recipients must agree to work in an underserved community in North Carolina upon graduation for three (3) years. Visit the NC State Education Assistance Authority for information on counties with physical therapist shortages.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Musculoskeletal Practice Annual Scholarship - The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates a financial need (qualified by FAFSA requirement), has an interest in pursuing a career in musculoskeletal (manual) therapy, demonstrates interprofessional healthcare interests and experience, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Florence Rogers Charitable Trust Scholarship (1) -This scholarship is awarded to a full-time PharmD, DPT, or PA student with a 2.0 GPA or higher and must be used for educational expenses only. If awarded the recipient should return to Cumberland County (or within 30 miles of the county) after graduation to work as a pharmacist or related field for at least one year for each year they are awarded the scholarship. The number of recipients will vary from year to year. Applications are accepted from April 1st until May 31st of the current year. The application must be turned into the CPHS Student Affairs office.The application can be found here.

Additional Financial Assistance

The American Physical Therapy Association has put together a list scholarships, awards and grants available to DPT students. Visit their website to see if you are eligible.