Physical TherapyWestern Health Sciences

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

Through a variety of scholarships and awards, financial support is available to help students in the School of Physical Therapy achieve their academic goals.

First-Year Awards

Ontario Physiotherapy Association Book Award

Awarded to the student entering final year who shows outstanding proficiency and application of knowledge in clinical settings and in rehabilitation subjects.

The Norman and Leah Orenstein Award

Awarded to a graduate student with a strong academic record entering the second year of studies in the MClSc Occupational Therapy or Master of Physical Therapy programs who has a history of interest in community service with the elderly. Each school’s awards committee will identify the most deserving individual.

Second-Year Awards

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association Book Prize

To the graduating student with the highest standing in clinical and academic physical therapy subjects, over the entire program.

The Barbara Edwardson Orthopaedics Award

Awarded annually to the final year student in Physical Therapy who achieves the highest average mark for PT9521 (Regional Assessment), PT9522 (Treatment of Regional Conditions), PT9527 (Physical Therapy Clinics I) and PT9537 (Physical Therapy Clinics II). Review of grades will be performed by the course managers of these four courses. This award was created and established by Professor Emerita Barbara M Edwardson through Foundation Western.

The London District Canadian Physiotherapy Association Prize

The top five PT9590 research papers, based on the highest marks, are submitted to the London District Canadian Physiotherapy Association (LDCPA). The LDCPA selection committee reviews the papers and decides the winner of the award.

The London District OPA-CPA Lillian Pollard Award

Awarded annually to the Physical Therapy student who has completed final year with the highest marks in Physical Therapy subjects taken in that year.

Sally Morgan Book Award

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Physical Therapy to the final year student in Physical Therapy who has demonstrated the highest proficiency in PT9525 (Physical Therapy in Rehabilitation I) and PT9535 (Physical Therapy in Rehabilitation II).

St Joseph’s Health Care London – Parkwood Site Award

Awarded annually to a senior student in Physical Therapy who shows the best clinical aptitude during his/her clinical placement at Parkwood Hospital.

Physical Therapy Faculty Prize

Awarded to the graduating student who has made the greatest overall contribution to the program during his/her student years.

St Joseph’s Health Care London Award

Awarded to the graduating student in the School of Physical Therapy who demonstrated excellent and compassionate care during clinical placement at the St Joseph’s Health Care London.

The Thames Valley Children’s Centre Book Prize

Award to the graduating student showing the greatest aptitude in paediatric physical therapy.

London Health Sciences Centre Clinical Award

Awarded annually to the graduating student in the School of Physical Therapy who has demonstrated an exemplary attitude towards learning during a clinical placement at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Canadian Physiotherapy Cardiorespiratory Society (CPCRS) Student Excellence Award

This award is to recognize a student in the final year of the program who has the highest academic standing in PT9536 – Physical Therapy in Acute Care Settings II, as well as demonstrating superior performance in an acute care clinical placement.

The Ann Collins Whitemore Memorial Student Research Award

This award was established by the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada to stimulate and recognize research by Physical Therapy students. This bequest provides for awards for physiotherapists enrolled in a PhD or master's program. Applicants must be involved in a research project that is part of the academic requirements for completion of their program.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Award – London Unit

This award is given to a graduating student who has the highest overall standing in the Manual Therapy course (PT9542), combining both orthopaedic clinical placement(s) and academic marks.

Canadian Physiotherapy Pediatrics Division Student Excellence Award

This award is to recognize a student in the final year of the program who has the highest academic standing in PT9545 Physical Therapy in Pediatrics Elective (only Pediatric elective students).