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The Lucy Blair Service Award honors physical therapist members or physical therapist life members whose contributions to APTA are of exceptional quality. Qualifying contributions can pertain to association components, through work on appointed or elected positions, and/or in other capacities at the association and component levels.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees must be physical therapists who are physical therapist or physical therapist life members of the association.

Criteria for Selection

Contributions and service should be of exceptional value to the association:

  • May be in the realm of any area(s) of concern to the association as a whole, to the association's components, or elements relative to the national association.
  • May be those made through an individual's service on one or more elected or appointed groups, or in one or more elected or appointed positions, and/or in one or more other capacities at the national and component levels of the association.
  • A nominee's service will be judged based on the results of that individual's service and not merely the duration or continuity of that service.

What Recipients Receive

An award and the Lucy Blair Service Award lapel pin will be presented to the recipient(s) by APTA's Board of Directors at an APTA national event, and an official announcement will appear in an association publication.

Submission Requirements

During the online process, the following documents will be required for upload:

  • Current curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee.
  • A letter of nomination that specifically focuses on the strengths of the nominee in relation to the award criteria, not to exceed three pages.
  • Four letters of support obtained from individuals who can specifically address one or more of the criteria for selection, not to exceed two pages each.

Submit a Nomination

The nominations call for the 2022 Honors and Awards program are now closed. Selected recipients will be notified of receipt of the honor or award in May 2022.

Additional Resources

For questions regarding the nomination process or the award, please contact