About the Award
The Minority Scholarship Award recognizes physical therapy students currently in their final year of an accredited program, and faculty members who are pursuing post professional doctoral degrees for their professional character and academic excellence. These awards are sponsored by the Minority Scholarship Fund and voluntary contributions.
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, 2018, to be considered for the 2019 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.
For questions regarding the nomination process or the award, please contact Alissa Patanarut at 800/999-2782, ext 3154.
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 $600,000. APTA has provided more than $1,000,000 in awards thus far. 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.
2019 Minority Scholarship Award Recipients
Physical Therapist Professional Education Student Scholarship Award Recipients
Abdulhamid Banafa, SPT, Mount St Mary’s University‐Los
- Pardis Esmaeili, SPT, University of California, San
- Briana Harris, SPT, University of Miami
- Ashley Lynn Wilson, SPT, Nova Southeastern University
- Tiffany Maye, SPT, Columbia University
- Tuan Nguyen, SPT, University of Washington‐Seattle
Physical Therapist Assistant Student Scholarship Award Recipients
- Michelle Diaz, SPTA, Morton College
- Landon Luna, SPTA, Kapiolani Community College
Faculty Award Recipients
View past award recipients for this award (.pdf).