2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners

2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners

Reminder Services, Inc. is delighted to announce our five 2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners. Each year, the ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship helps the most promising Physical Therapy students achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Five scholarships of $1,000 are presented to Physical Therapy students who exhibit academic excellence and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education.

2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners

Emily Bjanes

University of Pittsburgh
Second Year Graduate Student

“As a second year DPT student at the University of Pittsburgh, it is my dream to make a difference in other people’s lives just as my PT did for me. At Pitt, I have had the opportunity to participate in two part-time clinical rotations in outpatient orthopedic settings. These experiences have solidified my interest in outpatient physical therapy practice as they have allowed me to work with a patient population I am truly passionate about. Therefore, I hope to have a career as a PT in an outpatient orthopedic setting that specializes in the treatment of athletes. I have seen the positive effects of PT after sports injuries first hand and aspire to help my patients return to sports pain-free and stronger than ever.”

Jacqueline Green

Marquette University
College Junior

“I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up before most people my age had even considered the
topic. My mom is a physical therapist and when I was growing up, I watched her take care of my
grandfather who had Parkinson’s. I saw how much she genuinely loved her job and I felt her passion for
helping others. Six years later, I am in my junior year at Marquette University and will begin Physical Therapy school next year. Each time I have the opportunity to shadow or learn about something related to the field, I still get the same excitement and fascination that I did watching my mom take care of my grandpa years ago. There has never been a doubt in my mind that I am doing the right thing with my life.”

Megan Renn

University of Pittsburgh
Second Year Graduate Student

“A career in physical therapy was inspired by my curiosity with how the human body works and adapts in order to meet the challenges presented in our environment. As an athlete, I could appreciate the need for the body to optimally perform, but I also saw the benefit to maximizing functional mobility in a general population hoping to maintain their current activity participation. In order to pursue a degree in physical therapy, I believed I would be best prepared through attending the University of Pittsburgh, a leading institute in rehabilitative research and care.”

2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners

Lauren Wessel

Wingate University
Second Year Graduate Student

“Through my volunteer and work experience in the field of physical therapy, I have glimpsed my future. I have helped turn ‘disabilities’ into abilities, and I have seen the difference movement makes. I struggle to use the word ‘disability’ because I know people who wear this label also possess greater potential than some others may realize. Physical therapists see this potential, and through hard work and dedication, they help show it the world. My career will focus on enhancing the lives of others,
especially children, with opportunities to grow and to show their special abilities.”

2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners

Lucas Zastrow

University of Toledo
Second Year Graduate Student

“Throughout my life, I have experienced musculoskeletal impairments that cause me pain and limit my physical ability. This situation pushed me to seek out physical therapy services. I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and clinical reasoning my therapists applied to improving my condition.
This experience gave me a firsthand look at the power physical therapists hold to transform the lives of their patients. I am extremely grateful for the impact physical therapy has had on me personally, and I hope to use this career to impact others in a similar manner.”

To ensure complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the Remindercall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship Program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Physical Therapy Scholarship Winners!

To apply for next year’s scholarship program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a United States resident with a valid ID;
  • Be enrolled in a Physical Therapy program in an accredited college in 2018;
  • Be a college sophomore, junior or senior OR a grad student;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Next Application Period Starts September 2018.