Simmons Introduces Haley Cremer Memorial Awards

February 24, 2016

Haley Cremer Memorial Awards

Funds will be awarded to DPT students who exemplify Haley’s passion for helping others and dedication to school

Simmons College in collaboration with the Haley Cremer Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for Haley Cremer Memorial Awards. The Haley Cremer Memorial Awards grant financial assistance to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students to help them reach their clinical and professional development goals at Simmons.

At the time of her tragic death in June 2014, Haley was entering her junior year and preparing to continue her studies toward a DPT at Simmons. She is remembered by family, friends and teachers for her many caring and altruistic qualities.

"The Haley Cremer Memorial Awards are an incredible opportunity to honor the life of Haley and for our students to enrich their educational experience." said Dr. Amy Heath, Chair of Simmons DPT program. "We are grateful to the Haley Cremer Foundation for the lasting impact these awards will have for our students."

The Haley Cremer Memorial Awards will be given to aspiring physical therapists in two categories: Clinical Internship and Professional Conference and Presentation.

DPT students nominated by their peers or faculty will be invited to submit an application for the Clinical Internship Awards. DPT students seeking the Professional Conference and Presentation Awards are encouraged to complete a formal application.

Clinical Internship Awards

Support for travel, lodging and living expenses for students assigned a clinical placement out of region. These awards are designed to help students achieve their clinical goals. Learning experiences during clinicals come in a variety of forms and it should be the priority of the student to maximize these opportunities. Funding will be provided after clinical placements have been made by the Directors of Clinical Education. Award amounts will reflect need and merit.

Professional Conference and Presentation Awards

Professional Conference and Presentation Awards will support conference registration, travel and lodging expenses. This includes attending professional organization sponsored events, as well as presenting platform and poster presentations at peer review conferences. These awards will be made throughout the year based upon the opportunities available.