American Physical Therapy Association Minority Scholarship Award

  • Scholarship Intent: To acknowledge and reward demonstrated participation in minority affairs activities and services, the potential for superior achievements in the profession of physical therapy, appropriate display of professionalism as a future physical therapist, and academic excellence.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must be African-American or Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino.
    2) Must show evidence of contributions in areas of minority affairs and services and high scholastic achievement.
    3) Must be enrolled in final academic year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist education program.
    4) Potential for superior achievements in the profession of physical therapy as well as professional excellence as a physical therapist.
    5) Scholastic achievement.
    6) Demonstrated evidence of contributions in the area of minority affairs and services with an emphasis on contributions made while enrolled in the physical therapy education program.
  • Major: Single: Physical Therapy,
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Senior; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: APTA, Monica Ostrander
  • Contact Person title: Honors and Awards Office
  • Street Address: 2030 Potomac 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 in Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
  • Phone Number: (800) 999-2782
  • Extension: 3154
  • Email:
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Deadline: December 1