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.

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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 available summer 2015

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. 

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 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.

*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.