for current students recognize individuals based on academic and clinical
excellence, involvement in professional activities and financial need.
Scholarship timelines and application processes will be provided to students in
regularly scheduled Program Updates throughout the year.
National Western Stock Show Association
The National Western Stock Show was established in
1906 and is one of the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse shows in the nation.
The National Western Stock Show Association is committed to providing
education in agriculture including graduate level scholarships for practice
physical therapy in rural areas.
First year physical therapy students in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy (CU PT) Program intending to practice physical therapy in rural Colorado or Wyoming for 3 years post-graduation are considered for this scholarship. The application for this scholarship includes written and interview portions.
Physical Therapy Rural Scholarship Fund
Patrick A. Grant, a grateful former patient from
Denver, Colorado, former CEO and President and active board member of the
National Western Stock Show Association, initiated this fund in the fall of
1997. The intent of the fund is to help defray tuition and expenses of
physical therapy students who have an interest in practicing in rural Colorado
or Wyoming upon graduation while recognizing and promoting awareness of the
excellence of the CU PT Program. There are two scholarships
awarded annually. The scholarships are given during a rural clinical
affiliation. Applications for this scholarship are evaluated based on interest
in practicing in rural Colorado or Wyoming upon graduation as well as GPA,
financial need, and leadership skills.
University of Colorado Medicine Scholarships
University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine) provides
generous scholarships for the CU PT Program students. Each of the scholarships is awarded to selected students who
demonstrate academic and clinical excellence, involvement in professional
activities and circumstances of financial need.
These professional activities may include leadership, research, volunteer,
service, and APTA activities. Students receive application instructions near
the end of their first year in the CU PT Program.
American Physical Therapy Association
(APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Scholarship
Two scholarships are offered to offset costs to attend
CSM. Scholarships are awarded to students in the second-year class who
have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher and are members of the APTA. The
awardees for this scholarship are chosen by lottery during the fall semester
prior to CSM. The awardees create a presentation, summarizing what they learned
at CSM, to all classes of the Physical Therapy Program.
Richard D. Krugman Award
The Physical Therapy Program third-year class annually
selects a recipient for the Richard D. Krugman Award. Richard D. Krugman, MD,
served as Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 24 years.
Fondly known as the “Dean of deans” across the nation, Dr. Krugman established
this award to honor an individual who portrays the spirit of service to
individuals and the community, fostering caring and quality of life for people
at all levels of society. This individual, chosen by peers, is compassionate toward
others, creates connections and values ongoing innovation. The recipient of
this award mirrors Dr. Krugman’s leadership through excellence, integrity and
high quality work.