Scholarship Opportunities from Professional Associations and Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association
Scholarship, Grant, and Research Resources
To find out about financial aid resources for students interested in a career in physical therapy, click here.

Contact:
Johnette L. Meadows, PT, Director of Minority/International Affairs
American Physical Therapy Association
Phone: (703) 706-3143
Email: johnettemeadows@apta.org


Biophysical Society
Full Scholarship to the Herman R. Branson Summer Mini-Course in Biophysics
The Biophysical Society offers full scholarships to the Herman R. Branson Summer Mini-Course in Biophysics. The course is co-sponsored by the Biophysical Society and the National Society of Black Physicists and aims to encourage African American, Hispanic American, Native American and other underrepresented minority students to consider careers in biophysics. Students must be American citizens or legal residents. The course is open to 12 juniors or seniors from various academic majors and backgrounds, including but not necessarily limited to physics, computer science, chemistry or biochemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering. However, two semesters of calculus-based introductory general physics are a prerequisite, as well as some background in biology and chemistry. We organize study groups to maximize the benefits from the different academic majors of the students, and perhaps the different approaches to biophysical problems. Classroom lectures are supplemented by laboratories, seminars and discussions that illustrate modern research in a given topic and/or relate the lecture topic to issues of current societal or biomedical interest. Seminars will be presented by leading biophysicists, whose visits will be planned to coordinate with the lecture schedule. Visits to local biophysics labs are also planned.

Students admitted to the course will receive full support including full tuition, housing and a $2500 expense stipend. They will also receive placement assistance for summer research positions in biophysics research laboratories.

Other Programs:
Through its awards programs, the Biophysical Society honors its members, recognizes excellence in biophysics, and promotes greater interaction among biophysicists throughout the world. The Biophysical Society provides travel grants to the Annual Meeting for students and international meeting attendees; the Minority Affairs Committee oversees the annual MARC travel grant program; the Education Committee and subgroups together hold the SRAA poster competition each year; and the International Relations Committee awards travel grants to students who wish to visit a Society member's lab as well as provide support for meetings and courses in countries experiencing financial need.

Contact:
Yvonne Cissel, Meeting & Courses Manager
Biophysical Society
Phone: (301) 634-7266
Email: ycissel@biophysics.org
Web: www.biophysics.org

 

 
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