Three University of Delaware Physical Therapy Biomechanics & Movement Science Ph.D. students were recently awarded scholarships from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. They were among 24 physical therapists receiving $340,000 in scholarships. 

The Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I scholarships provide $7,500 each year to physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have completed at least two full semesters or three full quarters of their coursework toward a post-professional doctoral degree. PODS II scholarships of up to $15,000 each are also awarded annually to physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have been formally admitted to post-professional doctoral candidacy. Read more about the scholarships here

  • Margaret A. French was awarded a PODS I scholarship as well as the Mercer-Marquette Challenge Award, funded by the annual Marquette Challenge;
  • Dana Mathews received a PODS I scholarship, funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund; and
  • Jacob Capin received a PODS II scholarship, funded by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Scholarship Fund.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapy care by providing support for scientifically based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.