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SCHOLARSHIPS

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PT
ACADEMIC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Any PT/PTA student who is in the final year of training is eligible to apply. GPA, leadership, community engagement, and financial need will be considered.

AAPT Scholarship

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2023

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AWARD
DESCRIPTION

The American Academy of Physical Therapy is proud to offer an annual scholarship to a minority student who has demonstrated a positive change in the physical therapy industry at large.

AWARD
DETAILS

The American Academy of Physical Therapy will award one scholarships to physical therapist or physical therapist assistant students who have an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic background. 

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TESTIMONIAL

“As a rising Junior at Albany State University, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Dr. Lynda Woodruff through Dr. Timothy Hughley. She told me to attend a conference where she would also be attending. Dr. Woodruff then informed me about the American Academy of Physical Therapy and its mission to promote minorities in physical therapy. Fast forward to the summer of 2006, I met Dr. Woodruff again as an instructor and coordinator for the Portal to Physical Therapy at Alabama State University. Little did I know these encounters would be the start of my involvement and first hand exposure to what the Academy had to offer. I have met some amazing mentors and friends who understand the importance of representation. As a recipient of a student scholarship presented at conference in 2008 in Montgomery, Alabama sponsored by the Academy, I was greatly inspired to continue my pursuit of becoming a physical therapist. I want to personally thank the Academy for its presence and support in not only the field  but in the lives of aspiring professionals.”

- Jones, Gabrielle

PAST RECIPIENTS

Quintez Anderson

Quintez Anderson

Carmen Moon

Carmen Moon

Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson

Nash Mainyal

Nash Mainyal

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Gabrielle Jones

RIZING TIDE SURGE
SCHOLARSHIP

Rizing Tide will annually award the Surge scholarship to graduating physical therapy students or licensed physical therapists from underrepresented racial or ethnic backgrounds who are entering an accredited residency program.

The 2022 submission window is now open!
Rizing Tide Scolarship

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AT 11:59PM PST

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AWARD
DESCRIPTION

Rizing Tide is proud to annually offer three residency scholarships: two for any ABPTRFE-accredited residency program in the U.S. and one scholarship specifically for Hands-On Diagnostics’s EMG/NCV residency program

in New York.

AWARD
DETAILS

Each year, Rizing Tide will award two Surge scholarships to graduating physical therapy students or licensed physical therapists who are entering an ABPTRFE-certified residency program—and who come from an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic background. Each recipient will receive a one-time payment of up to $10,000 which will be paid directly to the residency program provider and may be used to cover any residency expenses (e.g., tuition, room and board, or fees). This scholarship is not open for renewal.

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Rizing Tide Surge

Scholarship

 

Each year, Rizing Tide will award two Surge scholarships to graduating physical therapy students or licensed physical therapists who are entering an ABPTRFE-certified residency program—and who come from an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic background. Each recipient will receive a one-time payment of up to $10,000 which will be paid directly to the residency program provider and may be used to cover any residency expenses (e.g., tuition, room and board, or fees). This scholarship is not open for renewal.

HODS and AAMU Residency in EMG

Scholarship

 

Hands-On Diagnostics (HODS) and the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (AACE) are proud to offer the Rizing Tide Foundation one scholarship covering the full cost of their accredited electrodiagnostic PT residency program—totaling at $42,250. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating physical therapy student or licensed physical therapist who specifically wants to attend this program—and who comes from an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic background. This scholarship is not open for renewal. 

HODS & AAMU Scholarship

RESIDENCY
dETAILS

The Clinical Electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCV)

Residency is a two-part process.

PARTONE

During part one, the resident takes the Electrodiagnostic (EMG/NCV) Diplomate Program for professionals—an advanced and comprehensive Electrodiagnostic program that will help them become an expert.

This program includes:

12 days of live classroom training with an emphasis on laboratory practice

A day of live onsite board-certified mentorship

The completion of 25 non-patient and 25 patient studies.

PARTTWO

During part two of the program, residents will be asked to complete:

RESIDENCY LOCATION

This residency (and simultaneous employment) will take place at Hands-On Physical Therapy, PC, 3244 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106.

PROGRAM LENGTH

This residency typically lasts two years.

PREQUISITES

Residents must have a PT license in the state of New York.

SCHOLARSHIP
ELIGIBILITY

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS YOU MUST:

  • Have graduated from a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program;

  • Have an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic heritage (i.e., American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and/or multi-ethnic with 50% representation from this list); 

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA in your PT program;

  • Attend an ABPTRFE-accredited PT residency program within the U.S.;

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have DACA status; and

  • Remain in good standing until the completion of the residency program.

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Application Process

Applications must include official or unofficial transcripts showing a final cumulative GPA, an acceptance letter from the residency program the applicant will attend, and two letters of recommendation. You can submit your application before you obtain the requisite transcripts and references, as long as all materials are turned in by the application deadline. Please note, however, that our Beachcombers will not review your application until you submit your transcripts and references.

The Beachcombers selection committee will conduct interviews with finalists via Zoom within a few weeks of the application deadline. The final winners of the Surge scholarship will be notified by no later than 60 days after the original deadline.

DEADLINE
ADHERENCE

Completed applications for the Surge scholarship (including the digital copies of letters of recommendation) must be turned in no later than 11:59 PM Pacific on the specified deadline. Technical support will be available ONLY on Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Pacific Time. We encourage you to submit your application prior to the deadline to avoid any technical problems. Please be advised that technical problems will not be accepted as a valid excuse for missing the deadline.

Applicants or their recommenders may also mail a hard copy of each letter of recommendation to Rizing Tide or send them via email instead of submitting online. If you elect to send your letters of recommendation via email, please send them to applications@rizing-tide.com. If you elect to send your letters of recommendation through the mail, send them to this address: 

Rizing Tide Foundation

     RE: Surge Scholarship

     PO Box 32681

     Phoenix, AZ 85064

Remember that all digital and hard copies of your application materials must be received no later than the specified deadline. We suggest giving your recommenders as much time as possible to complete and postmark their letters.

When applicants submit an application without attaching all requisite transcripts and letters of recommendation, the application status will remain "In Progress" until all required documents are received. After Rizing Tide has received all of the required documents, we will send an email confirming that the application has changed status to "Complete."

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

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SCHOLARSHIP

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