2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge

The Marquette Challenge is a grassroots, student-led fundraising effort to advance the mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR). Each year, hundreds of physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) students – with the support of program directors, faculty, and community – hold fundraising events across the U.S.

When students participate in the Challenge at any level they make an investment that strengthens their future profession. Every donation, big or small, makes it possible to fund scholarships, fellowships, and research grants. Further, students who participate gain valuable leadership skills and experience that contribute to their professional growth and networks.

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Like many nonprofits, FPTR has been affected by the health crisis and economic disruptions.  The Marquette Challenge is our largest annual fundraising effort and represents 30% of our overall fundraising budget.

When Universities moved to distance learning, FTPR extended the deadline for the Challenge from April 16th, 2020 to May 31, 2020.  Once campuses closed for the remainder of the academic year, FTPR regrettably suspended the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge.

Due to the suspension of the Challenge, no winner will be announced for 2019-2020.  All donations received by the May 31, 2020 deadline will be added toward school totals for the 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge.  Every donation is critical to the success of this annual student-led fundraiser and the Foundation’s ability to carry out its mission.  Our PT/PTA students and faculty have been staunch supporters of FPTR for more than 30 years. We are so appreciative of the commitment of students in supporting research.

“The List” for the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge

We would like to acknowledge those schools that were able to fundraise in this uncertain time while recognizing that not all schools were able to participate. All donations received for the 2019-2020 VCU-Marquette Challenge will be added toward school totals for the 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge.

Alabama State University
Arcadia University
Arkansas State University
Bellarmine University
Boston University
Briar Cliff University
Chattanooga State Community College
Clarke University
Clarkson College
Clarkson University
College of Saint Scholastica
Concordia University – St. Paul
Creighton University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duke University
East Tennessee State University
Elon University
El Paso Community College
Emory University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Grand Valley State
Hardin Simmons University
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Institute of Technology – Clovis
Langston University
Lebanon Valley College
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
Marquette University
Marshall University
Mary Baldwin University, Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Marymount University
Maryville University
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
MCPHS University
Mercer University
Midwestern University – Downers Grove
Morgan Community College
Mount St. Joseph University
Nassau Community College
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oklahoma City Community College
Pacific University
Regis University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Sacred Heart University
Saint Louis University
Seminole State College of Florida
Shenandoah University
Somerset Community College
Springfield College
St. Ambrose University
Temple University
Texas Woman’s University – Dallas
Texas Woman’s University – Houston
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Iowa
Thomas Jefferson University
University at Buffalo
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Delaware
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Findlay
University of Hartford
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Kentucky
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Missouri
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
University of New Mexico
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (Universidad de PR Recinto de Ciencias Medicas)
University of Rochester
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina – Columbia
University of South Dakota
University of St. Augustine- Florida
University of St. Augustine – Texas
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Utica College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University
Widener University
Wingate University
Youngstown State University


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