Apply for the Surge Scholarship


Tell us about your educational history—and your aspirations for residency!

Essay and Supporting Documentation

Short Essay Questions

We want to understand what makes you, well, you! So, to help us get to know you better, the following questions will explore your drive and perspective. Please answer all three questions, and limit each answer to 500 words.

Limit each answer to 500 words.

  1. What does it mean to be a community member, and how can a strong community presence affect the lives of its members? Provide an example of a time you contributed to your community.
  2. We value transparency, integrity, and vulnerability, so we want to hear about a time that things didn’t go according to plan. Tell us about a failure you’ve experienced in your life and what you learned from it.
  3. Describe your personal core values. Explore why they’re important to how and how they affect your day-to-day life.


Upload your PT program transcript here.

Acceptance Letter

Upload the acceptance letter from the residency program you plan to attend here.

Letters of Recommendation

Please upload two letters of recommendation below. Ensure the letters were written by a previous teacher, professor, or industry professional and that they answer the following questions:

  • How do you know the scholarship applicant?
  • What qualities do you see in this individual?
  • Why do you feel this individual should receive this scholarship?