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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences _

Student Scholarship Opportunities 

University Graduate Scholarships

The PT Program awards partial tuition scholarships, University Graduate Scholarships (UGS), to incoming students. Awards are based on the strength of the student’s application to the PT Program. There is no separate scholarship application. Awards are for one year only and are dependent on program funding. If funding is available, awards may be renewed contingent on the student meeting the minimum academic requirements as stated in their award letter. 

Pacholder Fund Scholarships

The Pacholder Fund Scholarship is intended to provide needed financial assistance to students in the PT program. It is hoped that the funds provided will ease financial hardship sufficiently to permit academically capable students within the PT program to reach their academic and career goals. Students can obtain a Pacholder scholarship application from the Program Coordinator. A faculty committee awards the scholarship based on criteria established by the Pacholder family.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Assistant Scholarships (GAS)

Depending on program funding, the program is usually able to fund 2-3 Graduate Assistantship Scholarships per year, however this is not guaranteed. Additional GA positions may be funded by individual faculty members who have research grants. On average, 2- 3 GA positions are funded each academic year. The students who receive these stipends also receive partial tuition support (GAS) and are required to work approximately 8-10 hours per week. GAs are assigned to work with a specific faculty member. The faculty member is responsible for interviewing students and choosing the GA with whom they will work. GA positions are available only while a student is enrolled in the didactic portion of the curriculum. Students who are assigned to clinical rotations are expected to focus their time and energy on performing well in the clinic and are not eligible for a GA position.

James K. Ellis Scholarship 

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

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