Ohio University

Scholarships

Available through the Division of Physical Therapy

Awards made by Division of Physical Therapy Scholarship Committee

Athens County Education Award

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student; full-time (enrolled in 12 graduate credits). Athens campus student with first preference given to graduates of Athens High School, second preference to graduates of high schools in Athens County and its contiguous counties and third preference to all other PT majors.
  • Financial Need: Not considered. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 3.0 required.

Joy Boyd Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student; full-time (enrolled in 12 graduate credits). Athens campus student with a demonstrated sense of professionalism and dedication to the field of physical therapy, strength of character and high ideals, a compassion for others and a desire to give one's best.
  • Financial Need: Applicants must meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA required.
  • GPA: 3.0 accumulative GPA required.
  • Award: Amount and number based on available expenditure distributed evenly over the academic year.

Po Hickenbottom Memorial Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student. Preference is given to students with a strong interest in pediatrics physical therapy and who demonstrate a passion and a drive for early intervention. Considered applicants should exemplify service to the community and the pediatric physical therapy profession. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Po Hickenbottom, a former faculty member.
  • Financial Need: Financial consideration given but students need not meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: No minimum GPA required.
  • Award: Amount and number of awards is based on monies available and is distributed evenly over the academic year.

Carole J. Marchal Scholarship Fund

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student. Preference given to residents of Greenville, Ohio, second preference to residents of Darke County, third preference to Ohio residents and last preference to all other PT majors. Preference is also given to students who express a desire to practice in pediatrics.
  • Financial Need: Applicants must meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA required.
  • GPA: No minimum GPA required.
  • Award: Amount and number based on available expenditure distributed evenly over the academic year.

Cynthia C. Norkin Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student. Consideration is given to a student who has shown evidence of dedication to PT program based upon service, leadership and involvement in the community and in professional organizations. Named for founding director of the former School of Physical Therapy at Ohio University.
  • Financial Need: Considered, but students need not meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: GPA of 3.5 required.
  • Selection: Division of Physical Therapy Scholarship Committee.
  • Amount: Amount and number of awards are based on amount available for expenditure, distributed evenly over the academic year.

Southpaw Enterprises Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student. Preference given to students with an interest in pediatric physical therapy and/or sensory integration and a strong interest in community service and advancement in the field.
  • Financial Need: Financial consideration given but students need not meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 3.4 accumulative GPA.
  • Award: Amount and number of awards is based on monies available and is distributed evenly over the academic year.

OUTA - Steve Trotta Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Physical therapy graduate student. Preference will be given to graduates of high school in Southeastern Ohio, specifically the following counties: Athens, Vinton, Meigs, Hocking and Jackson. Preference will also be given to nontraditional students and to students interested in working in rural settings upon graduation.
  • Financial Need: Not considered. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 3.0 minimum GPA required.

Scholarships available through the College of Health Sciences and Professions

College of Health Sciences and Professions Alumni Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Any major in the College of Health Sciences and Professions; Freshman (minority awards only), sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (during year receiving award). Students must show demonstrated service and leadership abilities (e.g. participation in student organizations/activities, community or volunteer work). Students receiving graduate assistantships are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Financial Need: Considered, but students need not meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 2.9 accumulative GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students.

Area 6 Health Services Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Audiology, Community Health, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Health Education, Health Services Administration, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Long Term Health Care, Nursing, Nutrition with Science, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Must be graduate of a high school within the 18 counties formerly served by Area 6 Health Systems Agency: Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton and Washington. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during each semester they receive the scholarship. Students receiving graduate assistantships are not eligible.
  • Financial Need: Considered, but students do not have to meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 2.9 undergraduate accumulative GPA, 3.0 GPA for graduate students.

Drs. Michael and Carol Harter Endowed Scholarship for Minorities in the College of Health Sciences and Professions

  • Selection/Eligibility: Any major in the College of Health and Human Services; freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (during year receiving award). Full-time minority student.
  • Financial Need: Considered, but students need not meet federal guidelines for need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 2.5 accumulative GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students; 2.7 accumulative high school GPA for incoming freshman.

Gary S. Neiman Graduate Research Scholarship Award Fund

  • Selection/Eligibility: Graduate students within any major in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Spending allocation from the endowment will be used to provide full-time, degree-seeking CHSP graduate students with resources to support an approved research project including traveling expenses to professional meetings, the purchase of equipment to complete the project and other necessary costs associated with research completion.
  • Financial Need: Not considered. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: No minimum GPA required.

Hilda Richards Scholarship

  • Selection/Eligibility: Any major within the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Full-time or part-time sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student (during year receiving award). Must be African-American student born in the United States.
  • Financial Need: Student does not have to meet federal guidelines for need, but preference is given to student who can prove need. FAFSA not required.
  • GPA: 3.0 accumulative GPA.