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

*CPHS Alumni Association Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a full-time Physical Therapy student based on financial need and GPA. Preference is given to students who are actively involved with the CPHS Alumni Association. Application will be open through July 19, 2015. Apply here.

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) physical therapy, demonstrates interprofessional healthcare interests and experience, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.                                      

DPT Program Annual Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a Physical Therapy student with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students from North Carolina who have an interest in practicing in underserved areas after graduation.

*Ransdell Family Fund Scholarship - This scholarship emphasizes advancement of pharmacy healthcare in North Carolina counties experiencing a shortage of pharmacy professionals. It is awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing with a 2.5 or higher GPA and demonstrated financial need. The student must agree to work in an underserved community upon graduation for three (3) years total. Students must express a desire to bring adequate healthcare to a rural population. Visit the NC State Education Assistance Authority for information on counties with primary care physician shortages. Separate application with essay required. Application coming late spring 2016.

*Separate application required

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.