About the Scholarship

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapy practitioners. This institution organizes the APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students, which recognizes the eligible physical therapy students pursuing the final year of an accredited program. 

The main reason behind this award is to acknowledge and reward participation in minority affairs and services, the potential for higher rank achievements and academic excellence.


How to Apply?

In order to apply for the APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students, the applicants need to submit the following documents:

  • A copy of the completed application by the applicant, available online on the official website of APTA.
  • A copy of the applicant's transcript of all physical therapy coursework completed to date
  • An essay of 600 words or less on the 3 questions mentioned in the application
  • A copy of the applicant's personal information sheet, in the described format
  • Three copies of the applicant's letter of recommendation, the applicant's physical therapy academic program

The above-mentioned documents submitted are only acceptable on or before the due date if submitted online. Emailed or Faxed documents aren't acceptable.


Scholarship Amount

The APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students organized by APTA provides non-renewable scholarships amounting to $2500 to all the eligible applicants, annually.


Deadline Information

The necessary documents need to be submitted online only on or before the deadline date of December 1, 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicants need to consider the following criteria in order to apply for the APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students:

  • The applicant must be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African American or black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in the final academic year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist education program.

  • The applicant must have contributed to a minority community participation and service activities.

  • The applicant must pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant in the future.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. student.


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