APTA has a longstanding commitment to diversity through multiple efforts including raising funds for the minority scholarship fund. This commitment is reaffirmed in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives to "Foster Long-Term Sustainability of the Physical Therapy Profession (Stewardship)" to "make APTA an inclusive organization that reflects the diversity of the society the profession serves." 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 intent of the annual Celebration of Diversity is in line with the Strategic Plan, as it is meant to significantly increase the Minority Scholarship Fund so that more awards in more significant amounts may be provided. APTA has provided more than $1,000,000 in awards thus far. 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.
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28h Annual Celebration of Diversity:A gala to benefit the Minority Scholarship Fund
Save the Date! Saturday, October 17, 2020
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.
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.