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This award identifies a student physical therapist and student physical therapist assistant member with exceptional overall accomplishments and contributions to APTA and the physical therapy profession.

The outstanding student physical therapist will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The outstanding student physical therapist assistant will receive a $500 scholarship.


  1. Applicants must currently be enrolled in their final year of an accredited or developing physical therapist or physical therapist assistant education program.
  2. The applicant must be a current member of APTA.
  3. Elected officers of the Student Board of Directors and Nominating Committee are not eligible.


Apply by Dec. 1.

Download the Application Form

Additional Resources

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