Current annual tuition and fees are $22,721.72 for Florida residents and $31,961.72 for non-Florida residents, payable in two installments (fall and spring). Tuition and fees are subject to change. In addition to tuition and fees, students are responsible for lab fees, books, and expenses incurred with clinical internship experiences, both full-time and integrated. These may include housing, food, transportation, and related professional expenses. Costs will vary depending upon the location of the internship site, but students should be prepared financially for possible full-time internships outside the state of Florida. The Office for Student Financial Affairs can help applicants and students with applying and receiving financial aid.
The Department of Physical Therapy and the College of Public Health and Health Professions offer a number of different scholarship opportunities. Further details regarding the college scholarships can be found on the PHHP website.
Department level contact: Dr. Joel Bialosky
The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award
The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award was established by the Class of 1999 in recognition of Ms. Finley who has taught anatomy for 35 years while a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. The class initiated this recognition, and in consultation with the University of Florida Foundation, they established the award and secured contributions from the alumni of this program prior to their graduation in the Spring of 1999. The award will be presented to an entry-level student annually during his or her second year in the physical therapy program. Selection of the student will be based on criteria that include excellence as a student in the anatomy courses, willingness to teach others in the anatomy courses, demonstrated financial need, and participation in campus and/or community activities.
Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding entry-level student with a GPA in physical therapy coursework of at least 3.65. Additional criteria include excellent clinical skills as demonstrated in laboratory and practical examinations. The student must also be recognized by his/her colleagues as a caring, compassionate, and highly principled person of outstanding character.
Department of Physical Therapy Martha C. Wroe Outstanding Clinical Performance Award
Outstanding clinical performance is recognized as a highly valued achievement. The faculty recognizes a student each year that has been supported by all of the clinical preceptors as a deserving recipient. The award consists of a certificate and check. The awardee’s name is added to the master plaque that is retained in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Department of Physical Therapy Outstanding Scholastic Student Award
The Department of Physical Therapy initiated an award for scholarship in 1972. This award is based on a student’s grade point average in the Physical Therapy entry-level program and is presented at the Physical Therapy Department Graduation Banquet to the student with the highest GPA. The award consists of a certificate and check. The awardee’s name is added to a master plaque that is permanently displayed in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Frederick Family Scholarship
Bill and Mary Ann Frederick established the Frederick Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy to endow scholarships for students in the physical therapy department. The entry-level student is nominated by his/her peers during the spring semester. Criteria for selection include treating others with positive regard, dignity, and respect, dependability when given responsibilities by peers and faculty, and showing good judgment in decisions particularly those that have an impact on peers.
The Dr. Mark H. Trimble Memorial Scholarship Award
The Dr. Mark H. Trimble Memorial Scholarship Award was established in Dr. Trimble’s honor following his untimely death in February 2001. Dr. Trimble was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy from 1994-2001 and taught in the area of orthopedics. This scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence and a strong commitment to the learning and development of clinical skills in orthopedics and has shown initiative and self-reliance in his or her studies, assignments, and responsibilities in the entry-level master’s program. The award will be presented annually to the student at the end of their second year in the entry-level program.
Rolf and Anne Kuhns Endowment for PT Scholarship
The Rolf and Anne Kuhns Endowment for PT Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding performance in the first full-time clinical internship, thereby showing promise as a future clinician of excellence.
Goldstein Family Memorial Fellowship in Physical Therapy
The Goldstein Family Memorial Fellowship in Physical Therapy is awarded to a matriculate who demonstrates evidence of leadership, strong community or public service, perseverance through unforeseen or uncommon obstacles while completing undergraduate degree, and financial need.
Elks Club Scholarship
The Elks Club Scholarship is awarded to a student in their second year demonstrating service and leadership.
McWells Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy
Established in 2016, Dr. Benjamin W. Wells and Dr. Becky N. McQuain-Wells created this fund to support second-year physical therapy students who have financial need. Ben and Becky recognize that, while good grades matter in life, they don’t tell the whole story. For that reason, they established this scholarship to support a promising student who, without regard for academic achievement, has financial hardship and would benefit from additional financial support. Their hope is that, by relieving some of that financial pressure, you will be able to reach your potential as a physical therapist, achieving great things for others, your family, and yourself.
Joan Wynne Mathews Scholarship
The Joan Wynne Mathews Scholarship is awarded to a matriculate who is a non-resident of Florida demonstrating evidence of leadership, and strong community or public service.
Miller and Toni Couse Physical Therapy Fellowship
The Miller and Toni Couse Physical Therapy Fellowship is awarded to a matriculate demonstrating high potential to contribute to the profession, leadership skills, and financial need.
Barbara and Michael Connolly Scholarship
The Barbara and Michael Connolly Scholarship is awarded to a matriculate demonstrating high potential to contribute to the profession, leadership skills, and 3.5 undergraduate GPA, and financial need.