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The Physical Therapy Fund (PT Fund) was established in 1993. It includes the Minority Scholarship Fund and the Dimensions of Diversity Fund.

Gift and scholarship application links can be viewed below.

Physical Therapy Fund

Unrestricted donations to the Physical Therapy Fund support the Dimensions of Diversity Fund or the Minority Scholarship Fund, as needed. 

Make a donation to the Physical Therapy Fund.

Minority Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to PT and PTA students and faculty of ethnic and racial minorities via APTA's Minority Scholarship Award. Funds are raised through individual donations and the annual Celebration of Diversity as well as through your charitable annual donations.

What Award Winners Say

Check out recent Minority Scholarship winner DeJ'a Crippen, PT, DPT, talk about what the scholarship means to her in the video below.

Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, EdD, MBA, says the following about receiving the APTA 2022 Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award.  

"Twenty-five years ago, I came to the United States as an undergraduate international student to seek a good education. Many challenges often related to diversity and inclusion have required hard work, perseverance, courage, faith, and, most importantly, extraordinary support. I want to thank all those who have guided, mentored, and supported me. I am proud to be part of an association that commits to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), belonging, and social justice, and honored to have received the APTA 2022 Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award. This award has supported my goals of completing my terminal degree and starting my academic leadership journey as Program Director of Physical Therapy. Incorporating cultural competence into our daily lives is our professional duty. I am grateful for APTA’s support and look forward to continuing my DEI, belonging, and justice commitment to contribute to the growth and development of our profession."

Apply for Scholarship

Make a donation to the Minority Scholarship Fund.

Dimensions of Diversity Fund

This fund, established in 2020, will support APTA's efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession and association.

Make a donation to the Dimensions of Diversity Fund.