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Prospective Student Scholarships


Scholarships are available for prospective students and are awarded to individuals based on merit, diversity, and commitment to practice in specific areas such as rural communities or in physical therapy for the dance performing artist.
 
The University of Colorado Physical Therapy (CU PT) Program has established scholarships to reduce the financial burden for prospective candidates. Descriptions of the scholarships and application instructions are listed below. Candidates who have been offered an interview will be invited to apply for a scholarship(s). If you are a selected scholarship recipient, you will be notified soon after you receive an offer of admission letter.  

 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) and the CU PT Program believe that diversity is a value that is central to the University's educational, research, community service and health care missions. The CU PT Program is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administration. The CU PT Program adopts the SOM definition of diversity that embraces race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, political beliefs and socioeconomic status. The definition of diversity also includes life experiences, record of service and employment and other talents and personal attributes that can enhance the scholarly, clinical care and learning environment.
 

University of Colorado Medicine Diversity Scholarship

The University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine) is dedicated to providing business operations and administrative support to nearly 3,000 University of Colorado School of Medicine clinical healthcare providers. CU Medicine honors the Diversity Mission Statement of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Physical Therapy Program by providing financial support through scholarships.  CU Medicine supports the need for more students from diverse backgrounds and those underrepresented in medicine, to fill roles in healthcare.
 

Posner-Mayer Diversity Scholarship

Joanne Posner-Mayer, CU PT Class of 1973, established this scholarship to embody her dedication to the physical therapy profession and the CU Physical Therapy Program. Ms. Posner-Mayer recognizes the importance of increasing the diversity of students in educational and professional environments to address health disparities in our society. 1

 Rural Scholarships

The CU PT Program is committed to improving the access to health care in general, and in particular, physical therapy services to populations in rural communities within the Rocky Mountain region. Program is committed to improving the access to health care in general, and in particular, physical therapy services to populations in rural communities within the Rocky Mountain region.
 

Physical Therapy Program Rural Scholarship

The purpose of the Physical Therapy Program Rural Scholarship is to recognize individuals who are committed to providing physical therapy services in a rural community. In addition to scholastic achievement, recipients must exhibit strong leadership skills and outline their plan to practice physical therapy in a rural community after graduation.
 
University of Colorado Medicine Rural Scholarship

The University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine) is dedicated to providing business operations and administrative support to nearly 3,000 University of Colorado School of Medicine clinical healthcare providers. The purpose of the CU Medicine Rural Scholarship is to recognize individuals who are committed to providing physical therapy services in a rural community. In addition to scholastic achievement, recipients must exhibit strong leadership skills and outline their plan to practice physical therapy in a rural community after graduation.
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 Other Scholarships

The Posner-Mayer Dance, Performing Arts, and Rehabilitation Scholarship
Joanne Posner-Mayer, CU PT Program Class of 1973, established this scholarship to embody her dedication to the physical therapy profession and the CU Physical Therapy Program. The Posner-Mayer Dance Performing Arts and Rehabilitation Scholarship is for an accepted and incoming CU PT Program student possessing a strong background in dance performing arts. The scholarship applicants will demonstrate their intention to integrate this background with physical therapy rehabilitation for the dance performing artist.

Merit Scholarships

Scholarships based on merit recognize individuals for exceptional academic achievements, volunteer and work experiences, leadership, and extracurricular activities completed prior to applying to the CU PT Program.  There is no formal application process for the merit scholarships, but each applicant is considered based on the strength of their entire application.
 

Physical Therapy Program Merit Scholarship

The Physical Therapy Program provides scholarships based on merit to recognize individuals for exceptional academic achievements, volunteer and work experiences, leadership, and extracurricular activities completed prior to applying to the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. 
 

University of Colorado Medicine Merit Scholarship

The University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine) provides scholarships based on to merit recognize individuals for exceptional academic achievements, volunteer and work experiences, leadership, and extracurricular activities completed prior to applying to the CU PT Program.3