Graduate Assistantships to Third Year DPT-students NEW OPPORTUNITY

A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered to third year students based on their scholastic achievements during the DPT program. These assistantships are offered on a competitive basis.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is dedicated to the support of needy women in nine southeastern states (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida).The grants program of the foundation is limited to scholarship awards to schools and colleges for deserving female students and operating grants to a small number of selected institutions serving the needs of elderly women. Each year Emory University makes awards to Allied Health students meeting the above criteria. To be considered, you must complete a FAFSA. For more information, please visit the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation website.

Financial Assistance and Support to Therapy Students (F.A.S.T.S.)

F.A.S.T.S.’s goal is to have a positive impact on the number of practicing minority physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Georgia by providing financial assistance. Student must be a Georgia resident and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is September 1. Contact: F.A.S.T.S., P.O. Box 360864, Decatur, Georgia 30036-0864.

AMBUCS Scholarship

AMBUCS Resource Center, P.O. Box 5127, High Point, North Carolina 27262.
Phone: 800.838.1845.  Web:

American Physical Therapy Association

Offers a publication containing information on financial aid. The “Resource Guide on Financial Assistance” can be ordered from APTA’s service center, phone: 800.999.2782, ext. 3395.

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program NEW OPPORTUNITY

NIH is inviting health professionals engaged in biomedical and behavioral research to apply online for a loan repayment award. The loan repayment programs (LRPs) are a vital component of our nation’s efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals to careers in research.

NIH annually awards loan repayment contracts to approximately 1,600 health professionals with an average award of $52,000. More than 50% of the awards are made to individuals less than 5 years out of school. Approximately 40% of all new applicants are funded and 70% of renewals are funded.

NIH will repay up to $35,000 annually of qualified educational debt for health professionals pursuing careers in one of the five Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs). The programs also provide coverage for Federal and state tax liabilities.

To qualify, applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree, devote an average of 20 hours per week or more to research funded by a non-profit organization, university, or government entity (NIH grant support is not required). Applicants must also have outstanding educational loan debt equal to at least 20% of their institutional base salary and be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program

will award approximately 35 scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student per year of study is $50,000 and the maximum length is six years. Please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.