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Two Physical Therapy Students Awarded Scholarships

Miriam Gritis and Corey Smith have each been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 from the Georgia Foundation of Physical Therapy (GFPT).

Gritis, a native of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program this past May. Though Gritis has completed her degree, she plans to use the scholarship for membership to the American Physical Therapy Association as well as to assist her with expenses related to the process of becoming a licensed physical therapist. “The financial cost of becoming a physical therapist can be challenging for students and new graduates,” stated Gritis. “I am so grateful that the GFTP has removed that barrier to my professional development.”

This fall, Smith will be returning to Georgia Southern University where the Leesburg, Georgia native plans to use the scholarship to continue funding his attendance in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. After graduation, Smith plans to pursue travel therapy.

To be eligible for a scholarship, recipients had to submit transcripts and a two-page essay on leadership and educational experiences in the physical therapy profession.


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