Available UCF Physical Therapy Scholarships

We offer an array of scholarships for students in the Physical Therapy graduate program. For all scholarships administered by UCF, students must apply through the A2O platform. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as applications become available, typically in the latter half of the spring term. Some scholarships in the A2O system are specifically for UCF Physical Therapy students, while other scholarships are available through the college and the university. We encourage students to apply for all scholarships they qualify for.

$6,000Jack D. Holloway Endowed Scholarship
$1,000Russ Marek Medical Endowed Scholarship
$2,000Nirvana Health Services Endowed Scholarship
$1,000CHPS College Wide Graduate Scholarship
$1,000Learning Institute for the Elders at UCF Scholarship
$1,500Invincible Knights Scholarship
External Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are awarded by outside organizations and are not reflected in the UCF A2O system. However, many of our students will qualify for these scholarships. Please use the links below to learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

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Scholarship Impact

The Russ Marek Medical Endowed Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship made possible by charitable donations by UCF Alumnus Adam Marek and his family, in honor of hisbrother, Russ, who was severely injured during his second tour of duty in Iraq.

The Mareks support UCF’s physical therapy program because they are 100 percent certain that Russ would have remained a quadriplegic without the wonderful physical therapists who were with him every step of the way. “I have gotten a lot better,” Russ said, smiling. “I can do anything I set my mind to.”

Adam and his family established the Russ Marek Medical Endowed Scholarship for full-time graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The program fosters excellence through its dedication to advanced clinical practice and patient-centered care.


Scholarship applications are only available online through the A2O portal. You will only see scholarships for which you meet the basic eligibility requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

For all scholarships administered by UCF, students must apply through the A2O system. Typically scholarships are posted in the spring term and awarded in the following fall term. But sometimes scholarships are available “off cycle.” Please check A2O frequently for all scholarship opportunities.

Some scholarship applications may require you to upload a resume or an essay. Make sure all required documents are included. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Criteria varies for each scholarship. Some scholarships are need-based, others may give preference to those demonstrating financial need and others do not take financial need into consideration. All students are required to complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Graduate student scholarships may not require financial aid criteria.

Scholarships for students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences become available in early spring with applications due in late spring. Each scholarship can have its own unique deadlines. Students are encouraged to check A2O frequently.

All scholarship applicants will receive an email if a scholarship has been awarded. The email will include information on the next steps. Awardees can expect an email in May.

Congratulations! First, you will need to promptly accept the award via myUCF. All scholarship funds will be deposited to your UCF student account (usually after add/drop in the fall term). All scholarship recipients are also required to write a professional, handwritten thank you note to the donor in appreciation of your scholarship award. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the college’s annual scholarship celebration event held in the fall. Additional information will be provided when students are notified of their award.

Scholarship funding will be split equally in half to cover fall and spring semesters unless the student is graduating in December in which case, all funding will be applied to fall semester, per request. All scholarships will first apply to any remaining balance on tuition and fees. If there is no remaining balance, then students will receive a direct deposit or check for the remainder.

Scholarships are awarded for the entire academic year-fall & spring. If a student graduates in the fall, they will have to email the UCF Financial Aid Scholarship Department at [email protected].

For any questions regarding scholarship disbursement or refunds, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to speak to an advisor.

Students are recommended to the Scholarship Tips & Links the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance has compiled.

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