Student Support

Make your gift to support the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy!

Your donation will enable bright, young qualified students to continue their education and fulfill their dream of becoming a physical therapist. With education costs on the rise and reduced state funding, private donations are critical to ensuring we meet our goal of providing an affordable and accessible program.

To support the academic program: Click here to make an online gift.

If you would like your donation to go directly to student scholarships, click the "Select Designation" button and choose the "Physical Therapy Endowed Scholarship Fund".

You can also make a gift by sending a check payable to UCSF Foundation, Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. In the memo section of your check please indicate that your contribution is intended for the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.

How we use your financial support:

  • Student scholarships
  • New equipment purchases
  • Classroom enhancements
  • Research equipment
  • Pro bono services

 

Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy Scholarship
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. This scholarship is intended to help students reach their educational goals and is applied toward education-related costs, including tuition, fees, and other program-related expenses.  The Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy Scholarship is awarded from faculty-nominations. 

Current Awardee: Marisa Serra

Irene Gilbert Scholarship
The Irene Gilbert Scholarship was established by alumnus Michael P. Go, Class of 1974, in honor of Dr. Irene Gilbert, former Physical Therapy Program Director. Dr. Gilbert’s leadership instilled in faculty and students a strong sense of ethics and responsibility to patients, colleagues, and the community values that Michael embodied throughout his long career. The scholarship supports students with passion for a career in physical therapy, a record of success in initial coursework, and an exceptional commitment to ethics and professionalism.

Current Awardee: Fernando Cazares

JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship
The JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship was established to support students who demonstrate promise of leadership and potential to serve the profession of physical therapy. This scholarship is intended to help students reach their educational goals and is applied toward education-related costs, including tuition, fees, and other program-related expenses.  The JoAnn Baldwin Peters Memorial Scholarship is awarded from faculty-nominations.

Current Awardees: Gabrielle Grady, Marisa Serra, Sarah Weir

Kean Scholarship
Recipients of the Kean Scholarship are selected 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.  

Current Awardees: Emmanuel Boquiren, Lam Bui, Ana Ceja, Pilar Dizon, Savannah Estes, Erin Finestone, Jacob Flathers, Jorge Gonzalez Gonzalez, Salma Hassan, Kayla Katzman, Lillie Mansfield, Alejandra Marangao de Melo, Nadia Marangao de Melo, Jocelyn Morales, Hoang Tran Pham, Tania Rojas-Gonzalez, Alejandra Roque, Zerrick Santos, Mercedes Signorelli, Maria Solis-Lopez, Michael Studer, Haidee Sui, Jane Voseen, Noe Waing

Keller Family Scholarship
Recipients of the Keller Family Scholarship 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.”  The Keller Family Scholarship is awarded from faculty-nominations. 

Current Awardees: Zulema Gamez-Amaya, Halie Gordon, Cuevas Guillermo, Sara Jani, Isabel Juang, Roni Owyang

 


Student Testimonials

"A lot of leadership is being an active listener and a conduit for peoples’ concerns – making everyone feel heard and validated. I want to be a voice to empower people to create social change and to uplift people." – Fernando Cazares, Irene Gilbert Scholar

"The Alumni Leaders in Physical Therapy Scholarship has helped to ease the burden of tuition and allowed me to focus on electives and personal goals that are important to me. I have taken the Run Safe elective, which inspired me to take on a research project on running biomechanics and osteoarthritis and opened the door for a career that includes research endeavors. In addition, I was able to run my tenth marathon in New York City and raised $3,000 for the Chris Klug Foundation, an organization that raises awareness about organ donation. The Byl scholarship is one of the many examples of the faculty support in this program, and I am happy to be a part of this community." - Madeline Ragan, Class of 2015

"The Kean Scholarship has enabled me to attend conferences such as the APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2012 in Chicago, IL and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Symposium in Snowmass, CO to actively learn the current research and therapy that can enhance my practice as a future physical therapist and broaden my vision for contributing to medicine and society. Networking with professionals and experts in their fields has opened the doors to my engaging in new clinical and teaching opportunities, orthopedic continuing education courses, and hopefully upon graduation, a residency program. I am very grateful for the support that the department has granted me, for it has been incredibly valuable and meaningful, both personally and professionally." - Jamie Wong, Class of 2014