Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship and Grants at USAHS

USAHS offers a series of scholarships designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement and reward personal accomplishments in community- and diversity-focused areas. These scholarships not only acknowledge past achievements but empower and motivate students to strive for continued excellence along their educational journeys.

Use the links below to explore scholarship and grant offerings for your program:

See PT Scholarships
See OT Scholarships
See SLP Scholarships
See Grants

PT Scholarships

Physical Therapy Dean’s Scholar Physical Therapy Dean’s Scholar

PT Scholarships

Physical Therapy Dean’s Scholar

Value: up to $25,000 over the entire program

Program: Dean’s Scholars will have regular opportunities to interact with their Dean and faculty mentor to discuss topics such as coursework, clinical experiences, and career choices.  They will be offered the possibility to explore professional development opportunities based on their area of focus, for example, in community service, advocacy, clinical excellence or leadership. They will also be invited to join the Dean’s Scholar Community Learning forum which will facilitate interprofessional discussions with Scholars from across the University’s five campuses in Florida, Texas, and California.

Applicable Programs: PT

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. Scholarship amounts vary based on cumulative GPA, term of entry, campus location, and the date of student’s admission application.

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application as early as possible. This scholarship is automatically awarded if qualifications are met. No separate scholarship application is required.

Notification: Newly admitted students will be automatically notified of their award along with notification of admission or shortly thereafter.

Physical Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement Physical Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement

PT Scholarships

Physical Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement

Value: up to $15,000* over the entire program

Applicable Programs: PT

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarship amounts vary based on cumulative GPA, term of entry, campus location, and the date of student’s admission application.

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application as early as possible. This scholarship is automatically awarded if qualifications are met. No separate scholarship application is required.

Notification: Newly admitted students will be notified of their award along with notification of admission, or shortly thereafter.

*Scholarship range for the Miami campus is $1,000-$25,000

OT Scholarships

Occupational Therapy Dean’s Scholar Occupational Therapy Dean’s Scholar

OT Scholarships

Occupational Therapy Dean’s Scholar

Value: up to $25,000 over the entire program

Program: Dean’s Scholars will have regular opportunities to interact with their Dean and faculty mentor to discuss topics such as coursework, clinical experiences, and career choices.  They will be offered the possibility to explore professional development opportunities based on their area of focus, for example, in community service, advocacy, clinical excellence or leadership. They will also be invited to join the Dean’s Scholar Community Learning forum which will facilitate interprofessional discussions with Scholars from across the University’s five campuses in Florida, Texas, and California.

Applicable Programs: OT

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. Scholarship amounts vary based on cumulative GPA, term of entry, campus location, and the date of student’s admission application.

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application as early as possible. This scholarship is automatically awarded if qualifications are met. No separate scholarship application is required.

Notification: Newly admitted students will be automatically notified of their award along with notification of admission or shortly thereafter.

Occupational Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement Occupational Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement

OT Scholarships

Occupational Therapy Outstanding Academic Achievement

Value: up to $15,000* over the entire program

Applicable Programs: OT

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Scholarship amounts vary based on cumulative GPA, term of entry, campus location, and the date of student’s admission application.

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application as early as possible. This scholarship is automatically awarded if qualifications are met. No separate scholarship application is required.

Notification: Newly admitted students will be notified of their award along with notification of admission, or shortly thereafter.

*Scholarship range for the Miami campus is $1,000-$25,000

SLP Scholarships

SLP Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship SLP Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship

SLP Scholarships

SLP Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship

Value: $7,500 over the entire program

Applicable Programs: MS-SLP

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; a 500-1000 word essay summarizing your academic experiences

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application to the MS-SLP program and submit your scholarship application by April 15, 2024.

Notification: The scholarship recipient will be notified of their selection prior to the 2024 Summer term start.

SLP Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship SLP Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship

SLP Scholarships

SLP Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship

Value: $5,000 over the entire program

Applicable Programs: MS-SLP

Criteria: Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; one-page essay that describes what makes you an ideal candidate for the scholarship based on your intention to provide speech-language services to your community or to linguistically diverse populations in your future clinical practice.

How to be considered: Complete your admissions application to the MS-SLP program and submit your scholarship application by April 15, 2024.

Notification: The scholarship recipient will be notified of their selection prior to the 2024 Summer term start.

Lighthouse Alumni Award Lighthouse Alumni Award

Grants

Lighthouse Alumni Award

Value: $2,000

Referred OT and PT students who are admitted and enrolled with confirmation that program-specific admissions criteria are met and have attended classes past the add/drop of the first term, will be eligible to receive a $2,000 grant (paid to the University account toward tuition and fees). Students are limited to receiving this grant one time for their first term only.

Criteria: Incoming OT and DPT students for 2024 summer and fall terms and all 2025 terms are eligible. Students are only eligible for this award one time and during their first term.

How to be considered: Step 1: Alumni must complete the USAHS Lighthouse Alumni Award Referral Program form to refer students. Step 2: The referred student must complete the form on this page.

Notification: Students who are admitted and enrolled in an entry-level OT or PT program will receive the grant once enrollment is confirmed, program-specific admissions requirements are met, and have attended class past the add/drop date of their first term.