Minority Scholarship Award

Three scholarship awards are supported by the Minority Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships are awarded annually to physical therapy students in their final year of physical therapy education and faculty members pursuing their post-professional doctoral degree.

Award Types & Eligibility

Faculty Award
This is an annual award offered to minority faculty pursuing a post-professional doctoral degree by the Physical Therapy Fund. Read the nomination instructions (.pdf), and download the application form (.doc).

PT Student Award
This is an annual award offered to minority physical therapist students by the Physical Therapy Fund. Read the nomination instructions (.pdf), and download the application form (.doc) and reference forms (.doc).

PTA Student Award
This is an annual award offered to minority physical therapist assistant students by the Physical Therapy Fund. Read the nomination instructions (.pdf), and download the application form (.doc) and reference forms (.doc).

Submit a Nomination

Nominations must be submitted electronically. All materials completed and submitted for each nomination must be received by the APTA Honors and Awards Program on or before December 1, 2015, to be considered for 2016 Honors and Awards Program. Please note that the nominator is responsible for reviewing and ensuring the proper completion of all steps within the online nomination submission process before final submission. Nominations for 2016 will open September 2015.

Contribute to the Minority Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of many APTA members and supporters, the Minority Scholarship Fund has grown to more than $400,000. Donations to the fund can be made in many ways, anytime, throughout the year:

Watch this video of past awardees describing the impact of the Minority Scholarship Award.

Award Recipients

2014 Minority Scholarship Award Recipients

Physical Therapist Professional Education Students: Received $5,000 each
A’Donna Corbin, SPT - University of North Texas Health Science Center
Michael T. Mozia, SPT, CSCS - Seton Hall University
Emanuel Miano Mugu, SPT - Alabama State Universityv Catrina R. Shaw, SPT - Alabama State University
Wesley Thornton, SPT - Regis University
Amy Tran, SPT - Sacred Heart University
Quinard Latrell Webb, SPT - Alabama State University
LaDarius Woods, SPT, CSCS - Alabama State University

Physical Therapist Assistant Student: Received $2,000 each
Theresa Hoffman, SPTA - Clarkson College

View past award recipients for this award (.pdf).

 

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