Physical Therapy

Student Awards

The following is a list of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to students in the MSc Physical Therapy program. For the most up-to-date information on deadlines and requirements, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.

  • BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

    Endowed by BMO Financial Group to support the recruitment and retention of outstanding graduate students at the University of Alberta

    Value: $20,000

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to two students registered in, or admitted to, a full-time PhD or thesis-based Master's program at the University of Alberta. There are no restrictions on citizenship and all disciplines are eligible for funding. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement (minimum grade point average equivalent to a 3.5 on the University of Alberta grading scale) and demonstrated research ability or research potential.

    Application: There is no application form; departments will forward one nomination to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research by June 1st and the Graduate Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

  • Canada Physiotherapy Association - Seniors’ Health Division Student Award
    Offered by the Seniors’ Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy 

    Value: $250 and a 1-year membership in the SHD following graduation

    Number: 1

    Conditions: The award will be offered to a single Physical Therapy student enrolled in an entry-level program in Canada who is entering the last year of their program. The student should demonstrate expertise and a special interest in physiotherapy with older adults.

    Application: Visit the Canadian Physiotherapy website for application process and eligibility criteria. 

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Animal Rehab Division Student Scholarship
    Offered by the Animal Rehabilitation Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy 

    Value: Canine or Equine Home Study Program ($317) & one year free membership in the ARD, OR $250 pre-paid Visa card, copy of Successful Practitioners in Canine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, and one year free membership in the ARD

    Number: Up to 4 year scholarships per year

    Conditions: This award promotes student involvement in both animal rehab and the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  

    Application: Eligible students will be sent application process and eligibility criteria by the Scholarships & Awards coordinator.

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Cardiorespiratory Student Award

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $300 and a 3 year membership in the CRD (Cardiorespiratory Division). Unsuccessful applicants will receive a 1 year membership.

    Number: 2

    Conditions: This award will be offered to 2 Physical Therapy students enrolled in entry-level programs in Canada who are entering the last year of their program. The students should excel in both cardiorespiratory therapy and clinical practice and have a special interest in cardiorespiratory PT and consider working in this area in the future.

    Application: Visit the Canadian Physiotherapy website for application process and eligibility criteria.

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Physiotherapy Student Leadership Award of Excellence

    Offered by the Leadership Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy 

    Value: Honorary 

    Number: 1 Certificate and a complimentary one-year Leadership Division Membership

    Conditions: This award is to recognize a graduating student in the final year of their program who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities for the promotion of the physiotherapy profession and/or improvement of the quality of student experience. 

    Application: Eligible students will be asked by Scholarship & Awards coordinator to submit a letter of application. Recipient of award will be selected by Physical Therapy Scholarship & Awards committee.

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association - Private Practice Division Student Award
    Offered by the Private Practice Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy 

    Value: $500

    Number: 1

    Conditions: The award will be given to a Physical Therapy student in their final year who submits the best submission on a current business practice issue facing the physiotherapy/physical therapy profession. This can cover any range of topics relating to private and/or public practice in Canada. Submissions will be marked on innovation, creativity, readability, strategic thinking, and practical application of submission.

    Application: Eligible students will be sent application process and eligibility criteria by the Scholarships & Awards coordinator.

  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association Prize

    Value: a Certificate & 1st Year Membership in Association

    Number: 1

    Conditions: Awarded annually to the graduating student with the highest aggregate percentage in academic and clinical physiotherapy subjects during the entire program.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Department of Physical Therapy’s Scholarship & Awards committee.  

  • Cheryl Harbottle and Norma Harbottle Graduate Bursary in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Endowed by Cheryl Harbottle and Norma Harbottle

    Value: Variable

    Number: Variable

    Eligibility: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in a graduate degree in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection based on demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students who completed high school in rural Alberta.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually.

  • Cheung Family Graduate Award in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Endowed by Dr. Po Kee & Estella Cheung

    Value: Variable

    Number: 2

    Eligibility: Awarded to international students with satisfactory academic standing registered in a graduate degree program in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection based on demonstrated excellence in educational experiences, clinical skills and professional activities. Preference will be given to students registered in the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice when the program has been approved. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

    Application: By application to the Department of Physical Therapy. A complete application package consists of a letter of intent which describes the applicant's qualifications and expected benefit to the profession.

  • Davies Park Graduate Scholarship in Rehabilitation
    Endowed by the Partners of Davies Park, Edmonton and Calgary, Executive Search Consultants, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Davies Park and in honour of Darwin Park, founding partner, upon his retirement from the company.

    Value: $400

    Eligibility: Awarded annually by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine to a full- time student entering the second year of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy (course-based) program. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of superior academic standing. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in sports and fitness.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be contacted directly by the Department of Physical Therapy’s Revisions Committee.

  • Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Fellowship
    Endowed by Delta Delta Delta Alumnae of the University of Alberta

    Value: $1,700 

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct 

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a woman student of outstanding academic merit who has graduated from a degree program at the University of Alberta and is entering or continuing in a full-time graduate degree program at this university. Preference will be given to a student entering the first year of a graduate degree program immediately following her undergraduate degree. 

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request one nomination from each eligible department. The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • Don McColl Graduate Scholarship

    Endowed by Phyllis Clark in honor of her husband Don McColl

    Value: $2,000

    Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement, to a student in a master's or doctoral degree program in Fine Arts or Rehabilitation Medicine. In even-numbered years, the scholarship will be awarded for study in Fine Arts and in odd-numbered years, the scholarship will be awarded for study in Rehabilitation Medicine. In the event that a suitable candidate cannot be found in the specified area, the scholarship may be awarded in the other area. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

    Application: There is no application form; the department will consider eligible students and one nomination will be accepted from eligible departments in the area in which the scholarship is to be awarded. The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection of the recipient.

  • Dr. EW Gauk-Westfield Award
    Endowed by Dr. EW Gauk of Edmonton

    Value: $2,200

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program whose major area of research deals with behavioural disorders of children. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request one nomination from each eligible department. The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • Dr. JR Fowler Memorial Book Award

    Field of Study: Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy

    Value: $200

    Number: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic standing, personal qualities and contribution to the Faculty.

  • E. William Kuder Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Endowed by the late E. William Kuder and family of Edmonton

    Value: $1,500

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to six full-time students registered in the first or second year of a graduate degree program in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (two scholarships offered in each of the three departments). Recipients will be selected on the basis of superior academic standing (minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.5 on the University of Alberta grading scale) and who, after graduation, intend to give at least one year of service in Alberta outside the metropolitan centres of Edmonton and Calgary.

    Application: Eligible students should submit a letter of application to their home department in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine by August 1st. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request the names of two eligible applicants from each department for final approval.

  • Edmonton Strathcona Lions Club Graduate Bursary in Physical Therapy

    Endowed by the Edmonton Strathcona Lions Club

    Value: $500

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a graduate student in Physical Therapy with satisfactory academic standing. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

    Application: Apply by January 15 through University Bursaries and Emergency Funding, 1-80 Students' Union Building, (780)492-3483.

  • Evelyn and Gene Norville Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Funded by the Evelyn and Gene Norville Scholarship Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation

    Value: $1,500

    Eligibility: One scholarship to be offered annually to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is an Alberta resident and who is registered full-time in the second year of a graduate degree program in any department within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. The recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement (equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on the University of Alberta grading scale).

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request one nomination from each eligible department (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Communication Sciences and Disorders). The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection. In nominating a student for the scholarship the departments may take financial need into consideration.

  • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Student Clinical Award
    Field of Study: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology

    Value: $750 and a certificate

    Number: 3

    Conditions: Awarded to one graduating student in each of the following programs: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology.

  • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Students' Association Award for Excellence
    Field of Study: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Speech Language Pathology

    Value: $500

    Number: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing continuing in a program of studies in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership through involvement and participation in university and community organizations, with an emphasis on activities directly related to Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Friends of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship
    Endowed by alumni and friends of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

    Value: $1,500

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence to a full-time Master's or PhD student who has received no or limited support from the University of Alberta. Holders of major awards (as defined by the Graduate Scholarship Committee) will not be considered. A student may hold the scholarship only once. Approximately seven awards are granted each year.

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research will request a nomination from each department. The nomination must include a detailed description of all of the nominee's sources of funding (i.e. assistantships, bursaries, employment income, external and U of A Scholarships, loans, and tuition supplements). The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • Gail Faulkner Physical Therapy Bursary
    Funded by Gail Faulkner

    Value: $1,000 

    Number: 2

    Eligibility: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of a graduate degree in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Selection based on demonstrated financial need. Preference given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx

     

  • Gyro Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship in Aging
    Endowed by the Gyro Club of Edmonton

    Value: $1,200

    Eligibility: Two scholarships awarded annually, one to a student registered in a Master’s program (course-based or thesis-based), and one to a student registered in a PhD program whose graduate programs are focused on aging. An applicant may not hold this scholarship more than once during the tenure of their graduate degree program.

    Application: A complete application will consist of an application form; a brief statement of the applicant’s future plans for pursuing a career in the field of aging; a listing of aging–related courses completed or in progress, with a brief explanation of the aging–related content; a brief description of the applicant’s thesis/dissertation topic (if applicable) and anticipated completion date; a description of relevant community volunteer work; one copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae; and one set of official university transcripts. Application forms are available from the Alberta Centre on Aging website (www.aging.ualberta.ca).

    Deadline: Early November; refer to Alberta Centre on Aging website.
  • Helen Robertson Graduate Bursary

    Donated by Beth Atkinson, PhD and Graeme Leadbeater, FRAIC, in honor of Helen Robertson

    Field of Study: Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy

    Value: $1,250      

    Quantity: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student registered in a graduate degree program in the Department of Occupational Therapy or the Department of Physical Therapy who is working with patients who have a neurological disability. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic performance as well as the student's demonstrated enthusiasm for their studies.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx 

  • Ian Sim Memorial Graduate Scholarship
    Endowed by the friends and family of the late Ian Sim

    Value: $1,000

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate program in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta who is committed to pursuing life long learning to further their career. The recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic achievement equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5 or greater on the University of Alberta grading scale. Preference will be given to a student who has obtained their undergraduate degree in Canada.

    Application: Eligible students should submit a letter of application that demonstrates their recent commitments to lifelong learning, explains their lifelong learning philosophy as it relates to their career aspirations, and how those activities will enhance their skills as a practicing physical therapist. Letters of application should be submitted to the Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 2-50 Corbett Hall, University of Alberta, T6G 2G4 by September 15th.

  • Jim and Fran Vargo Goodwill Award

    Field of Study: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology

    Value: $1000

    Number: 3

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to three students with satisfactory academic standing in the final year of the professional entry-level program in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology and Audiology. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated qualities of comradeship and congeniality, and an ability to promote feelings of friendship and goodwill throughout the Faculty.

  • Joan Loomis Graduate Scholarship in Physical Therapy

    Funded by friends, family and colleagues of Joan Loomis

    Value: $1,000

    Number: 1

    Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student registered full-time in a Master of Science, Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection based on the highest combined academic achievement in PTHER 546 and the neurological clinical placement. In the event there is more than one qualified candidate, this award will be given to the student with the highest combined academic achievement in PTHER 546 & PTHER 567.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

  • Leo LeClerc Memorial Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open 

    Number: 1

    Value: $1,000

    Funded by: The Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation, in memory of Leo LeClerc who was a dynamic force in the Edmonton community for more than four decades. His involvement with business, government, sports, media and community service touched hundreds, if not thousands, of lives in positive and significant ways.

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student attending the University of Alberta. Criteria for selecting recipients will include academic achievement, character and financial need. Special consideration will be given to special needs candidates such as individuals with disabilities - all permanent disabilities or medical conditions.

  • Louise Miller Award - Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society (SCITCS)

    Field of Study: Open

    Number: 1

    Value: $500

    Funded by: Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with a spinal-cord injury continuing in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the University of Alberta. Recipients will be chosen on the basis academic achievement and volunteer service which benefits persons with disabilities. In the event that there is no suitable candidate found, this award can then be presented to a student with any type of physical disability. Students enrolled full-time or part-time are eligible for this award.

  • Lynne (Stacey) Mellemstrand Physical Therapy Bursary

    Endowed by Leighton Mellemstrand

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: Variable, max allocation $750

    Number: Variable

    Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of a graduate degree in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine who is a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Selection based on demonstrated financial need. Preference given to a student in the first year who intends to enroll in a rural placement and practice in a rural area upon graduation.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx

  • Millard Scholarship in Recognition of Ilse Koerner and Sabine Reich
    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $500

    Number: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic standing entering the final year of the Physical Therapy program who demonstrates an interest in occupational rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physical therapy. Recipient will be selected on the basis of leadership qualities as demonstrated by active involvement in extracurricular activities within the community and on academic standing.

  • Momentum Health Entrepreneurial Prize in Physical Therapy

    Funded by Momentum Health Corp.

    Value: $1,000 

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student with a satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the Business and Professional Responsibility in Physical Therapy course. Selection based on the best business case in the course, as determined by the course instructor. 

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Department of Physical Therapy.

  • Myer Horowitz Graduate Students' Association Graduate Scholarship
    Endowed by the University of Alberta Graduate Students' Association

    Value: $1,400

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded annually in the Fall on the basis of academic merit to full-time students in graduate degree programs who have received no or limited financial support from the University of Alberta. Holders of major awards (as defined by the Graduate Scholarship Committee) will not be considered. The scholarship may be held only once by a student. Approximately six awards are granted each year.

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request a nomination from each department. The nomination must include a detailed description of all of the nominee's sources of funding (ie assistantships, bursaries, employment income, external and U of A Scholarships, loans and tuition supplements). The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • Oil Service Charitable Organization Graduate Scholarship

    Endowed by the Oil Service Charitable Organization (1964 – 1976)

    Value: $2,200

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to one student registered full-time in the first year of a graduate degree program in each of the following departments: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. The recipients will be selected on the basis of superior academic standing (minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.5 on the University of Alberta grading scale). Preference will be given to students from Alberta or Saskatchewan.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by their home department in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request the name of one nominee from each of the three departments for final approval.

  • Pansy and George Strange Graduate Scholarship
    Endowed by friends of Pansy and George Strange

    Value: $1,200

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to two outstanding students registered in a graduate degree program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Alberta. Preference will be given to a student who holds an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in India. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

    Application: There is no application form; departments will forward one nomination to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • Physical Therapy Class of 1959 Bursary
    Endowed by the Physical Therapy Class of '59

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $500

    Quantity: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a graduate student with satisfactory academic standing who is enrolled in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx
  • Physical Therapy Class of '56 Graduate Bursary

    Endowed by the Physical Therapy Class of '56.

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $1,000

    Quantity: 1

    Conditions: Awarded to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident with satisfactory academic standing enrolled as a graduate student in the first year of the Physical Therapy program. The recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given for demonstrated community service and/or leadership.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx

     

  • Physiotherapy Alberta College & Association Graduate Scholarship
    Endowed by Physiotherapy Alberta College & Association

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $2,500

    Number: 1

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a full-time student registered in the MSc PT degree program in the Department of Physical Therapy who obtains the highest aggregate grades in all physical therapy courses completed in the first year of the graduate program. The recipient must be proceeding into a full-time second year of study in the Department of Physical Therapy.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Department of Physical Therapy’s Scholarship & Awards committee.  

  • Physiotherapy Alberta College & Association President's Book Award
    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $500

    Number: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the second year of studies in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated volunteer involvement completed during their first year of studies and academic standing.

  • Physiotherapy Alberta College & Association Student Leadership Award
    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: An engraved award and featured in Physiotherapy Alberta’s newsletter

    Number: 1

    Conditions: Physiotherapy Alberta recognizes the leadership skills of future members by annually presenting the Student Leadership Award to one individual in each academic year. The applicant must demonstrate leadership within the student community by active involvement in professional/regulatory affairs, and/or promoting the profession with the general community.

    Application: Visit Physiotherapy Alberta for application process and eligibility criteria.

  • Radostits Family Graduate Bursary in Physical Therapy
    Funded annually by Ivan and Mary Radostits

    Value: $1,000

    Number: 1

    Conditions:
    Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of a graduate degree in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx
  • Radostits Family Graduate Scholarship in Physical Therapy

    Funded by Ivan and Mary Radostits

    Value: $1,000

    Number: 1

    Eligibility: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement who are registered full-time in a graduate degree program in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection will be based on academic achievement, and demonstrated volunteer athletic and sports activities involving children with disabilities in areas such as disabled skiing and horseback riding. Preference will be given to involvement with the Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre, Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing or the Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association.

    Application: Applicants must submit a brief overview of their involvement in volunteer activities involving children with disabilities during the course of their studies to the Department of Physical Therapy, who then submits a nomination to the FGSR.

  • Respiratory Physical Therapy Graduate Prize
    Endowed by Mrs Moyna Parker, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine 

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: $600

    Number: 1

    Conditions: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the final year of a graduate degree program in the Department of Physical Therapy. The recipient will be selected on the basis of superior academic standing (minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.5 on the University of Alberta grading scale) in respiratory physical therapy courses completed during the graduate program.

  • Strathcona Physiotherapy Research Award
    Endowed by Strathcona Physiotherapy Ltd

    Value: $3,600

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded to two full-time graduate student in a graduate degree program in Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine on the basis of ability and aptitude in carrying out original research in the field of manual orthopaedic therapy. Awarded only if a suitable Physical Therapy candidate is available. Students may apply in open competition to hold the award for a second year.

    Application: There is no application form; eligible students will be considered automatically by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

  • TD Bank Financial Group Health Sciences Student Award
    Endowed by TD Bank Financial Group

    Value: $2,000

    Eligibility: Two awards offered annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in a department within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and in a department within the School of Public Health. The recipients will be selected on the basis of satisfactory academic standing, a personal intent letter on a topic provided in advance and experience in an interprofessional learning experience as defined by the University of Alberta Interprofessional Learning Pathway. A student registered in a master’s degree program is eligible to hold the award during the first or second year of the graduate program. A student registered in a doctoral program is eligible to hold the award during the first year, or up to and including the fifth year of the graduate program. These activities will be supported by the Health Sciences Education Research Commons (HSERC) at the University of Alberta.

    Application: Information and application forms are available on the Health Sciences Education Research Commons website or by 
    telephone at 780-492-0110. Complete application packages must be submitted by June 1st to:

     Health Sciences Awards Committee
    c/o Sharla King
    Health Sciences Education and Research Commons
    Health Sciences Council, 2-261 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
    University of Alberta

    The HSERC Awards Committee will forward the name of one nominee to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research by September 15th for approval.

  • Tetarenko Family Bursary

    Endowed by Adele Tetarenko 

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy

    Value: Variable, max allocation $750

    Number: Variable

    Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year Master's degree program in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Selection based on demonstrated financial need.

    Application: By application to the on-line Supplementary Bursary application, open 6 times annually: http://www.registrarsoffice.ualberta.ca/Scholarships-Awards-Financial-Support/Bursaries.aspx

  • The Dean's Medal in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Field of Study: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology & Audiology

    Value: Sterling Gilt Medal

    Number: 1

    Conditions: To be awarded to the graduating student from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine who has the highest average in courses taken at the University of Alberta credited to the degree.

    Application: There is no application form; the department will consider eligible students and one nomination will be accepted from eligible departments in the area in which the scholarship is to be awarded. The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Scholarships & Awards committee will make the final selection of the recipient.

  • The Faculty Club / Dr. William A. (Bill) Preshing Graduate Scholarship
    Endowed by participants in the annual "Faculty Club Fun Run". The scholarship also recognizes Dr. Preshing's ongoing contributions to this special event. 

    Value: $1,700 

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct 

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program at the University of Alberta on the basis of superior academic achievement.

    Application: There is no application form; the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request a nomination from each department. In selecting a student for the award, financial need will be taken into consideration. The nomination must include a detailed description of all of the nominee's sources of funding (ie assistantships, bursaries, employment income, external and U of A scholarships, loans and tuition supplements). The Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection.

  • University of Alberta Centenary Graduate Award
    Endowed by donors to the Centenary Campaign

    Value: $5,000

    Nomination Deadline: 01-Oct

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing (minimum grade point average 2.7) who is in the second year of a full-time graduate degree program in any department at the University of Alberta. Selection will be based on academic standing and demonstrated volunteer involvement in activities on campus and in the community (volunteer work required for school credit will not be considered). Preference will be given to a student who is involved in volunteer activities both on and off campus. The recipient may not hold this award concurrently with an award or bursary with a value of $13,000 or greater.

    Application: Eligible students should submit an application form (available on the FGSR website) and supporting documents to the Chair of their home department. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will request one nomination from each eligible department and the Graduate Scholarship Committee will make the final selection. A written and signed statement from each volunteer office/organization to confirm your role and the number of volunteer hours provided per week must be included with the application form.

  • WW and HE Trusdale Graduate Award in Gerontology

    Endowed by Beverley Burns in memory of W.W. and H.E. Trusdale

    Value: $1000

    Eligibility: Awarded annually to an outstanding student registered full-time in a graduate degree program and working in the area of Gerontology. Awarded to enable eligible students to attend a conference related to the field of aging.

    Application: The application will consist of a completed application form; a brief paragraph outlining the applicant’s goals in attending a gerontology conference; confirmation of acceptance of a paper/poster presentation at a specific conference; one copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae; and one set of official university transcripts. Application forms are available from the Alberta Centre on Aging website, www.aging.ualberta.ca, under Scholarships.