Financial Aid

Financial aid is provided to students through UCSF. More information can be found on the UCSF Student Financial Aid page.

Four types of aid are available at UCSF

  • Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • Cost of Living Supplement
  • Scholarships (Internal and External)

Please visit UCSF Student Financial Aid for detailed information about Grants, Loans, the Cost of Living Supplement, and program-specific financial aid budgets https://finaid.ucsf.edu/

Internal Departmental Scholarships

  • Seven Departmental scholarships disbursed to over 50 students annually
  • Departmental scholarships are awarded based off of a variety of criteria including merit, need, professionalism, and leadership
  • No application required to qualify for these scholarships!
  • For more information on Alumni Giving and current awardees: https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/student-support

 

Scholarships

Criteria for award

Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy

This scholarship was established to support students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who show promise of leadership and potential to serve the profession of physical therapy. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Frost Funds

Funds from this generous donor are provided to students in need of immediate financial support during the program. Funds will be used to defray the costs of increasing professional development supplemental tuition for the Class of 2020. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship

The JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy who demonstrate promise of leadership and potential to serve the profession of physical therapy. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Irene Gilbert

The Irene Gilbert Scholarship supports students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Gilbert was a former beloved Director of the program. Students are selected based on passion for a career in physical therapy, a record of success in initial coursework, and an exceptional commitment to ethics and professionalism. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Kean Award

Recipients of the Kean Scholarship are selected by faculty based on a range of criteria, including academic performance, financial need, participation in the academic program, contributions to the physical therapy profession, and the potential to be an exceptional colleague. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Keller Family Scholarship

The Keller Family Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Recipients are selected for this award based on their passion for a career in physical therapy, a record of success in clinical rotations, and exceptional “bedside manner.” Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

Regents Scholarship

These scholarships are on the basis of outstanding scholastic performance, evidence of achievement, and promise as a leader. Recipients are nominated through internal process and chosen by faculty vote. No application required.

 

Outside Scholarships

 

National Physical Therapy Scholarships

 

*Source

Name

Amount

Description

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Outstanding PT Student Award

Unknown

For students demonstrating interest in the field of geriatric physical therapy and are enrolled in an accredited DPT program.

AMBUCS Scholarship Program for Therapists

Up to $6,000

For graduate students enrolled in a graduate physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology program.

American Academy of Physical Therapy

Up to $2,500

For PT and PTA students in their final year of training. Selection places an importance on contributing to minority affairs.

APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award

Up to $1,000

For PT and PTA students in their final year of school who are APTA members.

Daughters of the American Revolution Physical/Occupational Therapy Scholarship

$2,000

For students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited PT or OT program.

Employee Incentive Scholarship Program

Up to $39,500 over 3 years

For employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs pursuing a degree in health care. Recipients must continue to work for the department for 1-3 years after degree completion.

IHS Health Professions Scholarship Program

Varies

This scholarship is for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are pursuing a degree full time in a health profession. They must have a 2.0 GPA, practice at an Indian health facility for 2 years following graduation, and be US citizens who are members of a tribe or village that is federally recognized.

International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons Health Careers Scholarship

Varies

This scholarship is for US citizens in various health fields. PT students must have completed 2 years of study.

Katherine H. Dilley Scholarship Fund

$1,000

This scholarship is for students studying physical or occupational therapy at an accredited Arizona college or university.

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award

$5,000

This scholarship is for students in their last year at an accredited PT or PTA program

Minority Scholarship Award

Varies

For minority PT students who are US citizens in their final year of schooling and have shown a commitment to minority affairs.

VA National Education for Employees Program

Up to $38,500 over 3 years of full time coursework

This scholarship is for students who are VA employees and are pursuing health care careers through degrees that are first-time certification programs requiring practicum hours. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Must work at the VA during academic breaks and for 3 years after graduation.

 

Loan Repayment Resources:

 

UCSF Basic Needs

Basic Needs provides resources for students to address food, housing, transportation, and more.

https://basicneeds.ucsf.edu/