Friday, June 20, 2014 Foundation Announces $250,500 in Scholarships, Fellowship Awards Sixteen physical therapists (PTs) will receive a combined total of $250,500 in scholarships and 1 fellowship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) through the Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I and II programs and the New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI). The PODS scholarships are part of the Foundation's postprofessional Doctoral Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholarships (DOCS) program. The scholarships are primarily funded by the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Scholarship Fund, and are designed to assist PTs at various stages in their pursuit of a doctoral degree. The NIFTI is a post-doctoral fellowship intended to fund a mentored research experience in continuation of the development of recent post-professional, doctorally prepared physical therapist researchers. "The level of excellence of our scholarship and fellowship applications continues to grow," said Foundation Board of Trustees President William G. Boissonnault, PT, DPT, DHSc, FAPTA, FAAOMPT. "The Foundation is proud to support such outstanding physical therapists as they begin their research careers." A complete list of award recipients and descriptions of their achievements can be found in a Foundation news release (.pdf).