Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/11/2023Submission Deadline

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Project Impact Mississippi is a nonprofit organization focused on changing the narrative of education in Mississippi. It aims to empower children and youth with education to help them achieve their dreams. It administers the Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship to support undergraduate African American students.

The annual scholarship offers $1,000 to an African American university student pursuing studies in physical therapy at a university or junior college in Mississippi. The scholarship is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5.

Applicants are required to submit a 2–4 minute video answering a couple of questions. They are to discuss goals and strategies related to improving the quality of life of people in Mississippi. Transcripts may be required after shortlisting.

Key Information of Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study

Physical Therapy

Country of Study

United States

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Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

Submission deadline is on April 11.

June 2022

Award Announcement

Winners will be announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Mississippi
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Video Submission
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship


Prepare your answers

Even though you won’t write an essay, you need to prepare your answers. This is best done in writing. Ponder over the prompts and try to find suitable answers. Jot down the main ideas and use them as guides in your practice sessions.


Do several trial versions

With your points as a guide, proceed to do several recording sessions. You can do your practice with voice recordings. The recording sessions will help you get your words right. With each subsequent session, you’ll perfect your presentation.


Dress well and light it up

Your appearance in the video will matter a lot since it will give the first impression of you. Dress in smart casual clothing and ensure you are in a well-lit, silent area. Use a neutral background. Record your video in landscape mode and use the back camera of your phone. Do several video recordings checking for sound quality, visibility, and right camera angles.


Take it easy

You need not be anxious when doing the recording. Assume you’re talking to a friend and speak freely. It’s okay if some words slip. Just be yourself and you’re good to go. Take some deep breaths and some water before you do your final recording.

How the Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship is Judged

Applications are judged based on how well answers and plans have been thought through. Applicants should be able to show an understanding of the challenges facing the people of Mississippi and how physical therapy can help solve them. The video quality is also assessed.

Why We Love the Quoinsetta Franklin Physical Therapy Scholarship


No essay requirement

Applicants are not required to write essays.


You get to show your personality

The video submission enables you to showcase your personality and just be yourself.


Winners meet the sponsor

The winner will meet the scholarship’s sponsor virtually and get to engage with her.

5 Facts About Physical Therapy


Its origins are traced to 435 B.C.

Hippocrates practiced some techniques that inspired modern-day physical therapy


More than 70% of PTs are women

The majority of the physical therapists in the U.S. are women


Women spearheaded physical therapy in the U.S.

Physical therapy was first practiced in the U.S. by women who attended to wounded army officers in World War I.


Physical therapy is celebrated in October

National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated in October to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.


It’s ranked Top 10 Happiest jobs

“Forbes Magazine” rated physical therapy in the Top 10 Happiest Jobs.

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