The mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to fund and publicize physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists and to develop the next generation of researchers. The vision of FPT is to change the face of health care by providing a society that thrives on mobility with the innovative research needed to optimize physical functioning.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships.
The Kendall Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarships assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with outstanding potential who are in their first year of post-professional doctoral degree studies. The $5,000 awards are given to meet tuition expenses or academic fees associated with a doctoral program.
The scholarship year begins September 1 of the year of application and ends August 31 of the following year.
To be eligible, applicants must possess a license to practice physical therapy in the United States or in a U.S. jurisdiction; or have met all the requirements for physical therapy licensure in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam; or possess a PTA license in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdiction; or have met all the requirements for licensure as a PTA in the U.S. or in a U.S. jurisdictions, including having received a passing score on the licensure exam.
Applicants also must be enrolled as a full or part-time student in a regionally, fully accredited post-professional doctoral program whose content has a demonstrated relationship to physical therapy; demonstrate commitment to further the physical therapy profession through research and teaching in the U.S. and its territories; and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
See the Foundation for Physical Therapy website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.