APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Students

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Amount
Awarded

$6,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1, 2020

Tuesday
Awarded By:

American Physical Therapy Association

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African American or black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino.
  4. Must pursue a career as a physical therapist.
  5. Must demonstrate participation in minority affairs activities and services.
  6. Must be enrolled in the final academic year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist education program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to minority students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents majoring in physical therapy and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Awards will be presented by APTA's Board of Directors at an APTA national event with monetary awards mailed prior to the event.

Application requirements for the APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Students are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letters (3)
Additional Information: The purpose of the awards is acknowledge and reward demonstrated participation in minority affairs activities & services, the potential for superior achievements in physical therapy and academic excellence. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: demonstrated evidence of contributions in the area of minority affairs and services with an emphasis on contributions made while enrolled in physical therapy education program; potential to contribute to the profession of physical therapy by addressing: honors and awards, past/present physical therapy related activities, demonstrated leadership (offices held), clarity of written communication and ability to articulate realistic goals and plans, clinical performance, critical thinking abilities, and community service; and scholastic achievement. The student must complete all degree requirements (clinical and didactic) and/or be eligible to graduate between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the following year.

Award Amount: $6,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Application opens this fall, deadline is to be announced.
Contact: n/a
Address: Department of Minority/International Affairs 1111 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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