Since 1988, our Minority Scholarship Fund has acknowledged and rewarded hundreds of deserving students and faculty for their academic excellence, superior achievement, professionalism, and outstanding participation in minority affairs activities and services. Learn more about the awards.
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.
25th Annual Celebration of Diversity
The 2017 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and will be held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC).
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Purchase Your Tickets (.pdf) (Note Gold Tickets are almost sold out. Please contact Johnette Meadows to confirm availability before purchasing.)
Travel and Event Details
Location: East Connector
Access from 2nd floor of the Hyatt, between the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center
Address: 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH
Buses will be available at 6:45pm and will run every 15 minutes.
Last bus will leave Franklin Park Conservatory will at 11:15 pm.
Parking at Franklin Park Conservatory is free.
Self-serve Coat Check will be available.
Can't attend the event? You can still help us make history!
You can still help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 in celebration of the 25th year of this event by making an online donation.
Thank you for your support!
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
Advertise in the 25th Annual Celebration of Diversity commemorative program provided to all attendees. Or, choose a sponsorship package that includes your advertisement!
Advertising opportunities in the 25th Annual Celebration of Diversity commemorative program has closed. Please consider a contribution to the Minority Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all of the advertisers!
Support the Minority Scholarship Year-Round by Making a Donation to the Fund!
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 email 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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.