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Scholarships change lives. Scholarhips have a tremendous impact on students' lives by reducing the financial burden of physical therapy education.

The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program provides a variety of scholarships to both prospective and current students to make physical therapy education more financially feasible. The efforts of the Physical Therapy Scholarship and Endowment Advisory Board and the generosity of our donors allow us to provide scholarships in a variety of areas including diversity, rural, merit, and dance performance. The Scholarship and Awards Committee oversees the scholarship application and award processes.

  • 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
  • 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.

Physical Therapy Rural Scholarship Endowment      

  • To help defray tuition expenses of Physical Therapy Program students at the Anschutz Medical Campus who choose extended rural clinical affiliations during their training or who demonstrate interest in practicing in rural communities after graduation.
  •  Pure endowments exist into perpetuity and are invested accordingly.  Distributions pursuant to the CU Foundation's Spending Policy are available for the fund purpose.
  • To provide support for the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • To support alumni programs and events of the PTAA including, but not limited to, student and alumni programs and activities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
For questions about donations, please contact us at or call 303-724-8227.