University of Saint Francis graduate Matthew Gratton was awarded the Mary McMillan Scholarship at the national meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on June 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The scholarship, named in honor of Mary McMillan, the founding president of APTA, includes a $3,000 award and recognizes outstanding physical therapy students who are nearing completion of their program of study and who exhibit superior scholastic ability and the potential for future professional contributions. Faculty members from each accredited physical therapist assistant education program are allowed to nominate one student annually for this award. Gratton was one of two physical therapist assistant students nationwide to receive the prize.
Gratton is a licensed physical therapist assistant and recently accepted a full-time position with Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He and his wife, Jennifer, and their four children reside in Fort Wayne.