Encore Physical Therapy is dedicated to the betterment of the communities in which we treat and the people that call these communities home. One aspect of this involves providing a scholarship for local high school seniors who are pursuing further education at an accredited college, university, or trade school after graduation. Encore Physical Therapy is providing four scholarships in two areas: Athletics and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
Currently, high school seniors within the Greater Albany Public School District, Corvallis School District, and Philomath School District are eligible to apply.
In our inaugural year, 4 outstanding students (2 in each category) have been selected to win the scholarship awards from a large group of qualified applicants.
In year 2, starting in September 2018, Encore will be selecting one student every month in each category from each school district for a monthly recognition award. Only these selected students will be eligible for either the Encore Physical Therapy Willamette Valley Outstanding S.T.E.A.M. Student of the Year Scholarship or the Encore Physical Therapy Willamette Valley Outstanding Athlete of the Year Scholarship. Again, 2 students will be chosen for each scholarship at school year’s end.
In the Fall of 2018 we are also hoping to expand the program to involve job shadowing for students interested in a career in physical therapy and/or the medical field, presentations in the classroom, speaking to athletics groups/clubs, and any other areas where we can be of use or provide assistance.
2017/2018 School Year Winners
Encore Physical Therapy of Corvallis & Albany recently awarded 4 new scholarships to local high school seniors in the Albany, Corvallis and Philomath school districts. As long time supporters of the Willamette Valley community, these new scholarships were developed as part of a new program to recognize and support outstanding seniors at area high schools looking to continue on to higher education. The new scholarships were given to well-rounded seniors with either a strong background in school athletics and/or notable participation in S.T.E.A.M based programs and activities. In the coming school year, the program will be expanded to include quarterly student recognition awards, partnered presentations in school health CTE and athletic programs as well as the year end scholarships.
Carolyn Lillis of Philomath High School: Carolyn plans to attend George Fox University this fall and major in Exercise Science while also competing as a college athlete on the women’s soccer and softball teams. She hopes to become a physical therapist after completing grad school.
Brianna Donner of West Albany High: Brianna is looking to pursue a career in the medical field and will begin classes this fall at Oregon State University. She is interested in helping others by becoming a doctor after finishing medical school.
Jacquelyn Clark of West Albany High School: Jacquelyn is set to begin her major in education at Corban University and Oregon State University this September. While attending Corban University, she will compete on Corban women’s volleyball team and hopes to become a Home Economics Teacher at the completion of her studies.
Vanessa Taylor of Crescent Valley High School: Vanessa has been accepted into the University of Oregon and plans to major in Biology. She hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant when she finishes school.