American Physical Therapy Association
$6,000 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 given year.
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.
Applications are available on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website by selecting 'Membership and Leadership' under the 'Areas of Interest' heading. The 'Minority Scholarship Awards' ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.