APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 01, 2019

Awarded By

American Physical Therapy Association

Award Amount

$2,500 annually, non-renewable.


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 give year.

Additional Information

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge and reward demonstrated participation in minority affairs and services, the potential for superior achievements 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 a physical therapy education program; potential to contribute to the profession of physical therapy (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.

Deadline Info

In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a copy of his/her transcript of all physical therapy coursework completed to date; an essay of 600 words or less on the ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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