American Physical Therapy Association Minority Initiatives Award

American Physical Therapy Association
Type Scholarship
Amount $2k - 6k
Duration 1 YearPlease check the website for more funding details on dates and deadlines.

Description

History

In 1984, the Minority Achievement Award was established to recognize achievements in the recruitment and retention of minority students and faculty in an accredited physical therapy education program and the Minority Initiatives Award was established to recognize the efforts made by an accredited physical therapy education program in the initiation of a program for the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students and the provision of services for students from racial and ethnic minority groups. In 2004, the APTA Board of Directors requested that the purpose and intent of these two awards be combined into a single award that serves to recognize plans, initiatives and services developed by accredited physical therapist professional education and physical therapist assistant education programs in the areas of recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students, the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, and the provision of services that can assist students from racial and ethnic minority groups.

Purpose

To recognize the plans, initiatives and services developed by accredited physical therapist professional education programs or physical therapist assistant education programs in the areas of recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students, the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, and the provision of services that can assist students of racial and ethnic minority groups.

 

Ethnicity

  • African American
  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Asian American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Mexican American
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Puerto Rican

Other Restrictions

The student must be enrolled in the final academic year of an accredited or developing professional physical therapist education program. The student must complete all degree requirements (clinical and didactic) and/or be eligible to graduate. The student must show evidence of contributions in the areas of minority affairs and services and high scholastic achievement.

Citizenship

This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Minority_Scholarship_Award&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=222&ContentID=22628

DEPARTMENT OF MINORITY/INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 1-800/999-2782, X3143 OR X8554