The Iowa Physical Therapy Foundation established an annual $500.00 physical therapist student scholarship in 1983. An annual $250.00 physical therapist assistant student scholarship was established by the IPTF in 1995 which was initially funded by a contribution from physical therapists Steven and Susan Bell. In 2010 the IPTF increased these awards so that each year four physical therapist student scholarships and one physical therapist assistant student scholarship are awarded. The scholarships are made possible by a bequest to the Foundation from Olive C. Farr, PT, the first director of the physical therapy education program at the University of Iowa.
The scholarships will be awarded to student members of the American Physical Therapy Association enrolled in accredited Iowa PT/PTA education programs who have concluded the first year of their accredited entry-level Iowa program. Award of the scholarships will be based on demonstrated scholarship, potential for professional contributions and leadership qualities.
The applicant is responsible for submitting the following materials 30 days prior to the Spring Conference. The 2016 Spring Conference will be held April 21-23. Entries must be received by March 21, 2016.
Iowa Physical Therapy Foundation
521 E Locust St, Suite 202
Des Moines, IA 50309
To view current and past Olive C. Farr Scholarship Recipients, click here.
To view current and past Olive C. Farr Award Recipients, click here.