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Scholarship Information

**Scholarship and award deadlines may occur on the first day of the month. It is highly recommended that you plan ahead to prepare your application because the scholarships below are associated with the month within which the deadline occurs.

This document is an overview of all scholarships listed on this website.

College Named Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities for currently enrolled College of Allied Health students who will be enrolling to continue their academic studies.

College of Allied Health

Paving the Way Scholarship (AH)

This scholarship recognizes students whose intent is to pave the way for future Allied Health professionals. It is funded by faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, professionals and friends of the College through the purchase of brick pavers which are displayed outside the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • An enrolled student in a professional program in the College of Allied Health and have successfully completed at least two semesters
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor who donated for the benefit or purpose of a direct family member

College of Allied Health Bill Elam Graduate Student Scholarship (AH)

This scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Bill Elam to support graduate level students in the College of Allied Health. He served as a Professor in the Physical Therapy program. In honor of his 25 years of service to the program, he was given the title of Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy. After his retirement in 1996, Professor Elam stayed involved with the College by serving as the first Chair of the College of Allied Health Board of Advocates and helping to create the Physical Therapy Program at OU-Tulsa. He lived a life of philanthropy, creating named scholarships, lectureships and endowed chair positions, and providing funding for physical therapy and occupational therapy labs in the College of Allied Health Building.  In 2007, Elam was inducted into the OU Seed Sower Society, which honors individual donors whose cumulative gifts to OU total $1 million or more. In 2010, he received the highest award an alumnus can receive, the prestigious Regents’ Alumni Award, for his dedication and service to OU. Sadly, Professor Elam passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled doctoral student of the College of Allied Health
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be an immediate family member of the Donor

OU Giving Day Scholarship (AH)

This scholarship was established to celebrate the gifts received for the College of Allied Health during OU Giving Day.  The College participates in a 24-hour campus-wide campaign to raise funds directly to support student scholarships.  Funds are used to support individual student scholarships.

Selection criteria:

  • Must have successfully completed at least two semesters at the College of Allied Health 
  • A continuing student in any College of Allied Health program
  • Maintain at least a 3.3 GPA 
  • Essay content and communication skills

Brett and Mindy Lee Scholarship (AH)

This scholarship was funded by Brett and Mindy Lee in October 2017 to provide scholarships to students in the College of Allied Health. Brett and Mindy Lee, both from McAlester, Oklahoma, are University of Oklahoma alumni who have a passion for the healing professions and helping others, and now wish to give back to the University that has made such a difference in their lives. Brett Lee, PhD, DPT, MS is a 1998 physical therapy alumnus and is currently President and COO of a publicly traded senior living organization. Mrs. Mindy Lee is a 2013 liberal studies alumna who has helped countless people through her clinical work in the dental field and tireless community volunteering efforts.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student at the College of Allied Health who has completed as least one semester and is in good academic standing
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA 
  • Essay content and communication skills

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD Scholarship (CSD)

This scholarship was established to provide financial support for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health. It is funded annually by alumni and friends of the Department through the annual giving campaign.

Selection criteria:

  • Meet satisfactory academic merit 
  • Demonstrated financial need 

Shelley Campbell Beall Scholarship (CSD)

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Robert and Shelley Beall in honor of Shelley Beall. Mrs. Beall is a graduate of the Speech-Language Pathology program in the College of Allied Health. Both she and Robert are great supporters of the College and University.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time regularly enrolled students studying towards an MA is Speech-Language Pathology
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor who donated for the benefit or purpose of a direct family member

Caraway Family Scholarship (CSD)

This scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the Caraway Family by Tom and Teresa Heim Caraway, Ph.D. Dr. Caraway is a graduate of the Speech-Language and Pathology program at the College of Allied Health. She is the Founder and Co-Founder of multiple organizations involved in the education and development of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Caraway is an author and former Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • Studying Speech Pathology    
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale    
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

MIRS Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established to provide support for students in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the College of Allied Health. It is funded annually by alumni and friends of the Department through the annual giving campaign.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated technical and professional attributes evidence of potential as a future clinician
  • Demonstrated financial need 
  • Demonstrated special circumstances which may hinder one’s ability to successfully complete the program

Hazzard Family Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established in 2013 and renamed in 2016 to honor Doris L Hayes and Frances O. Hazzard, the mothers of Jay Hazzard and Becky Hayes Hazzard.  Doris L. Hayes was a Registered Nurse and long-time emergency room nurse at Norman Regional Hospital. In the late 1980’s, Hayes was instrumental in propelling other nurses to work with AIDS patients due to her personal connection with the disease. Frances O. Hazzard, a Registered Dietitian and advocate for wellness and a healthy diet, was an early pioneer in diabetes research and treatment. Hazzard was also a leader in expanding women’s roles in the workplace and management. The preference for this scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in both the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and the Nutritional Sciences Departments with priority given to students studying Sonography or Dietetics.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • A student of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Professor Jeffrey L. Berry Memorial Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established in 2019, to honor the memory of Professor Jeff Berry, the Radiography Program Director who passed away suddenly in November 2019. This scholarship supports students within the field of radiography within the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled in classes and/or interested in entering the medical imaging field as an x-ray technologist
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Carole A. Sullivan Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Carole A. Sullivan, Ph.D. to provide scholarships to students pursing a degree in the Radiation Therapy or Medical Dosimetry program. Dr. Sullivan was a former faculty member and Chair of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and Allied Health Sciences departments. She was the third and longest serving Dean of the College of Allied Health. She was a strong supporter and advocate of students and the College being instrumental in the planning and construction of the College of Allied Health building. Dr. Sullivan passed away in March 2020.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health 
  • Must be a student in the radiation therapy or dosimetry program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Jerry Jeskey Memorial Endowed Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Arlene Starwalt Jeskey in memory of her late husband, Jerry Jeskey, who was a dedicated educator with a firm belief in the baccalaureate education for Radiographers. Jerry Jeskey was the first Director of the Radiologic Technology Program at Rose State College (formerly Oscar Rose Junior College) from 1972 until his death in 1987 from a car accident. He was very passionate about advancement in education in the field of Radiography and created this scholarship to afford assistance to students who wanted to advance to a bachelor’s degree. 

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health 
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must be classified as a senior in the Radiography program
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Amir and Katayoun Farzaneh Nuclear Medicine Scholarship (MIRS)

This scholarship was established in 2016 by Amir and Katie Farzaneh to support students studying Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, who aim to improve community health through promotion of the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Mr. Farzaneh is a 1998 graduate of the Nuclear Medicine program.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor
     

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Marinell Friday Guild Clinical Dietetic Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2002 by Professor Emeritus Marinell Guild, a Professor and Program Director in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Mrs. Guild, a Registered Dietitian went back to school after working in the dietitian field for 17 years. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Nutritional Sciences from the College of Allied Health. Her desire in establishment of this scholarship is to give back by providing financial support to students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled second-year student enrolled in the Coordinated Master of Arts Program 
  • Must be in good standing and have satisfactorily completed all previous assignments in the Coordinated Master of Arts program
  • Must be responsible for all or the major portion of their financial support and Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Hazzard Family Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2013 and renamed in 2016 to honor Doris L Hayes and Frances O. Hazzard, the mothers of Jay Hazzard and Becky Hayes Hazzard.  Doris L. Hayes was a Registered Nurse and long-time emergency room nurse at Norman Regional Hospital. In the late 1980’s, Hayes was instrumental in propelling other nurses to work with AIDS patients due to her personal connection with the disease. Frances O. Hazzard, a Registered Dietitian and advocate for wellness and a healthy diet, was an early pioneer in diabetes research and treatment. Hazzard was also a leader in expanding women’s roles in the workplace and management. The preference for this scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in both the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and the Nutritional Sciences Departments with priority given to students studying Sonography or Dietetics.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • A student in Nutritional Sciences 
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Nutritional Sciences Legacy Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2019 to honor the legacy of faculty and staff in the Department of Nutritional Sciences who helped develop, establish, teach and maintain the culture of excellence, and quality education for registered dietitians by creating a scholarship. In honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary, a large fundraising event will be held at the home of a distinguished alumna in October 2019 to raise money to support this fund. 

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a regularly enrolled student in the department
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Is not a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor

Shirley Enders Smith Memorial Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 1982 by Kenneth Smith in memory of his mother, Shirley Enders Smith, to be awarded to students pursuing a degree in Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • A student of  Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences 
  • In good standing and making satisfactory progress in the program
  • Exhibited outstanding leadership ability
  • Demonstrated academic excellence 
  • Show potential for making a significant contribution to their chosen field upon graduation

Mary Green Lovelace Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Ms. Neva Cochran in memory of her “Aunt Mary Beth” and to honor her family’s agricultural background and the valuable role that farmers play in providing for an abundant, safe and nutritious food supply.  Lovelace was a Texas native who grew up as a fourth generation member of a farming and ranching family. She was employed with the federal government for more than 30 years, working in the Human Resources Department at the VA Medical Center in Waco. Lovelace passed away in July 2016, just three months before her 96th birthday. Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, an alumna of the Department, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition communications consultant, speaker and writer in Dallas, Texas. Cochran serves as an advisor and consultant for food, nutrition and agriculture organizations.  As an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Cochran has served as President of both the Dallas and Texas Academies, and as a member of the Academy’s House of Delegates and Chair of the Foundation.

Selection criteria:

  • A student of  Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences 
  • In good standing and making satisfactory progress in the program
  • Exhibited outstanding leadership ability
  • Demonstrated academic excellence 
  • Show potential for making a significant contribution to their chosen field upon graduation

Patsy A. Johnson Endowed Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2019 by Ms. Patsy A. Johnson. Patsy is supporter of the University and long-time staff member in the Department, having served as Senior Administrative Manager for more than 25 years. Patsy began her career at OU in 1993 serving in various roles within the Department. During her tenure, Patsy was involved in numerous college and campus activities and committees, including OUHSC Staff Senate, College of Allied Health Staff Advisory Committee, United Way Wacky Games, Oklahoma Dietetic Association, and more. She received numerous accolades over her career, including the College of Allied Health Employee of the Quarter, which she received twice. 

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences;
  • Must be in their second year of the program;
  • Must have plans to become a childhood or adolescent diabetes educator;
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must have a demonstrated financial need;
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Allen W. Knehans Endowed Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 2020 by Dr. Allen Knehans to support students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Knehans, known to all as Dr. K, came to the Department of Nutritional Sciences on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in 1989 when the nutrition/dietetics program was transferred to the OUHSC. Dr. Knehans earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992, and was promoted to Full Professor in 1997.  He was named Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professor in 1996 and named David Ross Boyd Professor in 2003.  He served as Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences from 2008 until August 2020. He was named as the fifth Dean of the College of Allied Health in May 2017.  

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in the CPMA, MS or Allied Health Sciences PhD program
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Martha J. Ferretti Scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences Endowed (RS)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Professor Emeritus Martha J. Ferretti for more than 40 years of service to the Physical Therapy program and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The scholarship will provide financial support to a second or third year student studying Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy who exhibits leadership skills and a Demonstrated record of community engagement.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in good academic standing in the Department
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a second or third year student studying occupational therapy or physical therapy who exhibits leadership skills and a demonstrated record of community engagement
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of the contributor to the Fund

Occupational Therapy Scholarship (OT) 

This scholarship was established in 2004 to provide scholarships in Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational or physical therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment. 

Friends of Toby Hamilton Scholarship (OT)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Toby Hamilton, Ph.D. an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for 32 years, to provide scholarships in Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational therapy student in the Department
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have a Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have participated in student association and governance, have membership in professional associations, and volunteer in service outside of the academic requirements

Occupational Therapy Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Academics and Service (OT)

This scholarship was established in 2015 to provide scholarships to students within the Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences who have achieved academic excellence and service to the community.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department, and have completed at least two semesters in the Occupational Therapy program; 
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; 
  • Must have a Demonstrated financial need; 
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor. 

Nancy Lynn Olsmith Scholarship (OT)

This scholarship was established in 1998 by Col. Edwin S. Olsmith, Jr. (Ret), Col. Lola M. (Ret.) and Judith Olsmith in memory of their daughter, Nancy Lynn Olsmith, a 1990 graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at the College of Allied Health who died tragically an accident. The purpose is to provide funds for students pursing a degree in the Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment. 

Jill Pitman Jones Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Morris R. Pitman in honor of his daughter, Jill Pitman Jones, to provide financial support for students pursing a degree in the Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student studying physical therapy in the College of Allied Health
  • Demonstrated financial need

Alice Sowers Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT) 

This scholarship was established in 1987 in honor of Alice Sowers to provide scholarships in the area of Physical Therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational or physical therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment. 

Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established by PT alumni and funded during the college’s annual giving campaign, to provide financial support for students in Physical Therapy.  

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student studying Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Irene McEwen Scholarship for Excellence in Rehabilitation Sciences (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor Irene McEwen, Ph.D., a retired professor who has provided leadership in educational programs that prepare Physical and Occupational Therapists to work with children and adults with developmental disabilities. As a strong proponent of evidence-based practice, she was instrumental in key policy decisions that changed service provisions for the population. Dr. McEwen served as the first Director of the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities and Autism housed the College of Allied Health. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to Physical or Occupational Therapy students.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must show a record of leadership in activities that support and promote high quality services for children in educational settings or natural environments
  • Must Demonstrated involvement in advocacy leadership roles for children with disabilities at state or national levels
  • Must have a record of evidence-based and peer-reviewed presentations at a national level
  • Is not a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor

Pat Howard Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1988 in the name of Pat Howard. She served as Office Manager for the Department of Physical Therapy for several years.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program. 

Selection criteria:

  • Third or fourth year physical therapy students 
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Thelma Pedersen Physical Therapy (PT) 

This scholarship was established in 1998 in honor of Thelma Pedersen, who was the first Program Director of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate student of the Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled physical therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment. 

Elam-Plowman Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Professor Emeritus Bill Elam in honor of his mother Julia Elam Plowman and step-father, Charles Plowman to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the Physical Therapy program.

Selection criteria:
•    Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of Physical Therapy in the Department
•    Is not an immediate family member or Donor
•    Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale


Jeannette Gimenez Holmes Memorial Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Troy Holmes and the Jeannette Holmes Memorial Fund in honor of Jeannette Gimenez Holmes, a mother and Physical Therapist who died after a heroic battle with cancer in 2007. Her family is dedicated to honoring her memory, her passion for physical therapy, and her commitment to family and community. The desire of the family is to provide a scholarship to a female student with children pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled Physical Therapy student in the Department
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor
  • Must be a mother with responsibility for a child (children) under 18
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Receive satisfactory ratings on all clinical rotations
  • Compose an essay that describes the importance of financial support to her ability to accomplish the goal of becoming a Physical Therapist

Mark E. Acker Memorial Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Karen Acker in memorial of Mark E. Acker, a former adjunct clinical professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, to support students in the Physical Therapy program. Mr. Acker was an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1970; member of Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association serving as President 1976-1978 and again 1984-1986. He was a commercial pilot with an instrument rating, ran marathons, and enjoyed skiing and cycling. On June 5, 1998 while training for competitive cycling, Mark was critically injured. His life as a quadriplegic allowed him to continue his passion for physical therapy. He was recognized for his dedication and devotion to preparing future physical and occupational therapists with a citation in March 2007.

Selection criteria:

  • Resident of Oklahoma, full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Allied Health, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Show exemplary leadership abilities
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Bruce Hawkins Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Vicki Buchanan in memory of her colleague, Bruce Hawkins, a pioneer in Physical Therapy to support students pursing a degree in the Physical Therapy program at the College of Allied Health. Bruce and Vicki are co-founders of Regional Physical Therapy, Inc. He was a committed therapists who dedicated his like to helping others. 

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit understanding of spinal dysfunction, obtaining at least a B average in that course 
  • Represent good leadership qualities
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Susan and Greg Krall Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2012 by Susan and Greg Krall. The Kralls have been avid advocates of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the College for several years providing clinical education, mentoring and financial support. Susan served on the College of Allied Health’s Board of Advocates as chairperson from 2011-2013. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for Physical Therapy students possessing an expressed interest in provision of care to the geriatric population.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Mark Anderson Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2015 in honor of Professor Mark Anderson, who served as a professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for more than 30 years, to provide support for physical therapy students interested in sports medicine.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department 
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Second or third year physical therapy student interested in sports medicine/sports physical therapy; particularly treating athletes with physical disabilities
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Graham and Kelly Reeve Endowed Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2020 by Graham and Kelly Reeve to support incoming out-of-state students into the Physical Therapy Program. Graham Reeve is a 1989 alumnus of the Physical Therapy program. Originally from Australia, Graham was considered an out-of-state student during his time at OU. The Reeves understand the significant financial burden out-of-state students incur and desire to establish this fund in gratitude to the OU Physical Therapy program.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Physical Therapy program;
  • Must be an out-of-state student (a non-Oklahoma resident) as classified by the OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must have a demonstrated financial need;
  • Must not be the Donors or an immediate family member of the Donors.

Elaine Bastedo Quinlan Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2020 by the estate of Elaine Bastedo Quinlan, a 1958 Physical Therapy graduate. Elaine was born on July 13, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond and Helen (Dolak) Bastedo. As her father spent his career in the US Navy, she lived in many different places. She graduated from high school in New Jersey and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma in 1958. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California. Her career was mainly spent working with multiply-handicapped children. Elaine passed away in March 2019 at the age of 82.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Physical Therapy program;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must have a demonstrated financial need;
  • Must not be the Donors or an immediate family member of the Donors.

Physical Therapy Class of 2020 Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2020 by the PT Class of 2020 graduates to provide an annual scholarship of $2,020 each year to one current physical therapy student. The graduates understand that higher education means higher student loans and wish to give back to current students. The Class of 2020 students established this scholarship in hopes of creating a domino effect of giving. They hope establishing the fund and providing scholarships each year will inspire current students to create their own scholarship legacy when they graduate. “We hope that our donations can be a helpful contribution during your time at OUHSC. Moving forward, let’s raise our beverage of choice, say cheers, and remember that life is good.”

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled physical therapy student;
  • Must be in the final year of the physical therapy program;
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.
     

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