Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education

CoBGRTE Scholarship Opportunities


The Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) was formed to help students, faculty, and the general public learn about baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy education in the United States of America. To that end, the CoBGRTE Board of Directors voted to make scholarship money available to help support student members of CoBGRTE enrolled in BSRT and MSRT programs.


Applications for 2020 closed on October 16 with notification of awards by November 20. If awarded, recipients of the scholarship will be required to submit a head/shoulder photo taken in a large file format for publication in the Coalition Chronicle.

CoBGRTE Merit Scholarship


Scholarship awards will be based on Academic Achievement, Service, Research Activities, and Awards and Honors. The committee expects to award eight $1000 merit scholarships to CoBGRTE student members of BSRT and MSRT programs.


Submission guidelines: Application closed on October 16. Only complete applications (Click blue link below for application form) will be considered. Applicants are required to submit the following:

Typed Application Form

  1. Official transcript verifying GPA and current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate RT program.

  2. Current professional resume.

  3. One-page typed essay that addresses the question of how CoBGRTE can accomplish its goal to increase the number of graduates from baccalaureate and graduate respiratory care educational programs.

  4. One page typed personal statement/essay describing your professional goals and
    interests related to the profession of Respiratory Care.
    For the Research Scholarship a research proposal including introduction/literature review, methods and literature citations (this is in lieu of the essay).

  5. For research scholarship a letter from faculty adviser supporting the feasibility of the research proposal.


CoBGRTE Dr. Craig Smallwood Research Scholarship


The Dr. Craig Smallwood Research Scholarship will be awarded to support a quality student research project. The committee expects to award one $2000 research scholarship to a CoBGRTE member enrolled in a graduate program.


Submission guidelines: Application for 2020 are closed. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants are required to submit the following:


The merit form still has a section for description of research activities. We left that in the application form, understanding that some graduate students may actually have some activity. We understand that entering students will not likely have any research activity, but that does not preclude them from applying. Other activities will qualify as meritorious (service, academic achievement, leadership).


Contact Information


For additional information regarding CoBGRTE Scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Chair:


José D Rojas, PhD, RRT

Associate Professor and Chairman

Department of Respiratory Care     

School of Health Professions

301 University Blvd                               

Galveston, Texas 77555-1146

Ph: (409)772-9405

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