$2,500 each to two physical therapist students
$1,500 to one physical therapist assistant student
These scholarships are based on merit, and are awarded to students who have completed their first fulltime affiliation (a minimum of five weeks) as part of their physical therapy education.
Each participating IACCC program may submit two Student Physical Therapist or two Student Physical Therapist Assistant nominations to the Selection Committee, composed of clinicians and department directors from IACCC clinical education centers, and/or former Scholarship recipients.
Procedure For Application
Applications will be disseminated and collected by the IACCC member serving as the Scholarship Liaison with the Selection Committee. The applicants, to be considered a candidate, must follow the following dates:
Checklist Deadline Dates
Forms Available After completion of first affiliation After completion of first affiliation
Completed forms to program ACCE/DCE TBD
Program submits two nominations January
Recipients selected February
Check awarded March
The application must include the following materials:
Completed application form (including professional, school and charitable
contributions limited to the past three years)
Typed essay on subject selected yearly by IACCC
Copy of the Summary of CPI Form completed by CI
Scholarship recommendation form filled in by clinical instructor of first affiliation
Verification of APTA membership
Verification of Grade Point Average, number of units in completed classes and units in remaining classes for completion of program
Criteria Maximum Points
Clinical Evaluation and Recommendation 30
Leadership Activities 20
GPA in professional program (GPA multiplied by 5) 20
Total Points 100
ESSAY 30 points
See enclosed grading rubric scales; use point scale and multiply score by 5
GPA 20 points
Multiply GPA by 5
20 points (see rating scale below)
Consider quantity, diversity, breadth/depth, and level of involvement or leadership
30 points (see rating scale below)
Clinical Evaluation by CI (CPI)
Letter of Recommendation
Please use the following scales for awarding points for Leadership and Recommendation:
Rating Leadership Recommendation
Impressive 20 30
Very good 15 22.5
Average 10 15
Below average 5 7.5
Non-impressive 0 0
The committee responsibilities will include:
Individually review all applications received from programs.
Determine total score for each application based on point system devised by IACCC.
Meet with all committee members present to select recipients based on the combined total scores.
Inform IACCC scholarship liaison of recipients selected
IACCC provides an ex-officio liaison to assist the committee in carrying out assigned responsibilities. This person will not vote, nor will s/he enter into a debate of the selection process.