One of the key programs that Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS raises funds for is the Scholarship Program for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Hearing Audiology Students through the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. It’s important to help in this area, because these students will become the future professionals that are required by National AMBUCS to recommend the AmTrykes that we also raise funds to provide to children, adults and now vets.
Since 1955, National AMBUCS, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more than $8 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 14,500 students pursuing degrees in the four therapy categories mentioned earlier.
Over $150,000 is awarded annually with individual awards ranging from $500 to $1500. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution.
Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to the local community, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.
National AMBUCS, Inc. accepts applications from February 18 until April 15, annually, and final scholarship winners are announced in late June.
2020 Scholarships have already been awarded. Each year many of the therapy students participate in our local fundraisers. When students participate in our local fundraisers, they are given additional consideration in our list development for scholarships.
One of our past Scholarship recipients, Sherry Sancibrian, is now the head of the Communication Sciences Department at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
What a tremendous area you can donate to, so that lives can be changed for the better for years to come.