Celebration of Diversity

The Minority Scholarship Fund was created in 1988 to assist minority students in completing their physical therapy education. There is currently more than $400,000 in the Fund. Since 1988, $710,000 has been awarded to 171 professional physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students in their final year of physical therapy education and eleven faculty members pursuing their post-professional doctoral degree.

The goal of the annual Celebration of Diversity is to significantly increase the Minority Scholarship Fund so that more scholarships in more significant amounts may be awarded. Contributions to the Minority Scholarship Fund are tax deductible as the Fund is contained within the 501(c)(3) Physical Therapy Fund, which is supported by APTA.

Learn more about the Minority Scholarship Award.

2014 Celebration of Diversity Event

Save the Date! The 2014 Celebration of Diversity event will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. This event will be sponsored by APTA and cohosted by The APTA Section on Education and ACAPT (American Council of Academic Physical Therapy). We look forward to another successful event and to seeing you in Kansas City.

Thanks to everyone who participated in, and attended the 21st Annual Diversity Fundraiser: Physical Therapy Scholarships for a Diverse Future

Saturday, October 5, 2013
World Trade Center - Portland

Ways You Can Make a Difference

Please help us increase the Minority Scholarship Fund and award more minority students and faculty.

*Checks should be made payable to the Physical Therapy Fund.

Mail or e-mail completed forms and payment to the American Physical Therapy Association, Attention: Minority Affairs, 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314.

What a Difference Your Participation Makes



For additional information on the Fundraiser, please contact the Department of Minority Affairs at 800/999-2782, ext 3143 or by e-mail at minority@apta.org.

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