Scholarships

Student Minority Scholarship

This is an annual award offered to minority physical therapist students by the Student Relations Committee of the VPTA. To apply, please fill out this form. (PDF | Word Document) Application deadline is December 1. For more information click here.

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

APTA Combined Sections Meeting  

    • February 16-18, 2017, San Antonio, TX
    • Deadline –December 1
    • VPTA will award two $500 awards for students who wish to attend

APTA Federal Advocacy Forum

    • March 26-28, 2017, Washington, DC
    • Deadline – March 1
    • VPTA will award one $350 award to a student who wishes to attend

APTA NEXT Conference 

    • June 21-24, 2017, Boston, MA
    • Deadline – March 1
    • VPTA will award two $250 awards for students who wish to attend

 VPTA Annual Conference

    • October 6-8, 2017, Newport News, VA
    • Deadline – September 1
    • VPTA will award two $100 awards for students who wish to attend

APTA National Student Conclave

    • October 19-21, 2017 - Portland, Oregon
    • Deadline – September 1
    • VPTA will award three $330 awards for students who wish to attend

 

Application Process

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit the following in one PDF by e-mail to VPTA Offices or fax 703-738-1606:

  • This application form:   (PDF | MS Word)
  • A Cover letter (max 2 pages) with information on
  • Why do you want to attend this event? Goals for the event?
  • What PT school activities/leadership positions have you participated in?
  • A resume

Scholarship recipients are required to submit a short submission to The Virginian (the VPTA newsletter) after returning, elaborating on their experience at the event.

 

When will I be notified of the award and when will I receive the scholarship?

 

You will be notified of the award approximately 2-3 weeks after application deadline. If you are chosen for a student award, a reimbursement check will be mailed to you immediately following the conference and after you've provided proof of attendance and submission for The Virginian.

 

Recommendation:

For conferences, please take advantage of the early bird deadline for more savings. Please visit the APTA or VPTA website for details about each event.

 

What are the criteria for choosing scholarship recipients?

 

The award winners are chosen based on their previous and future participation in APTA and/or VPTA activities, PT program activities, and other healthcare related community activities. Preference will be given to potential or current leaders at the programs and/or are in student SIG.  Our goal is to evenly distribute awards between the PT/PTA programs in Virginia. Thus, all VPTA student members are encouraged to apply, regardless of the number of applicants from your program.

What are the requirements if selected for a scholarship?

If you receive a scholarship, it is expected that you will attend the event, and within 2 weeks of the event, submit a brief typewritten review of your experience (with an appropriate, labeled, photo) to The Virginian (the VPTA newsletter).

 

What if I have questions?
Please contact VPTA Offices via email at VPTA@apta.org.




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Scholarships

Student Minority Scholarship

This is an annual award offered to minority physical therapist students by the Student Relations Committee of the VPTA. To apply, please fill out this form. (PDF | Word Document) Application deadline is December 1. For more information click here.

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

APTA Combined Sections Meeting  

    • February 16-18, 2017, San Antonio, TX
    • Deadline –December 1
    • VPTA will award two $500 awards for students who wish to attend

APTA Federal Advocacy Forum

    • March 26-28, 2017, Washington, DC
    • Deadline – March 1
    • VPTA will award one $350 award to a student who wishes to attend

APTA NEXT Conference 

    • June 21-24, 2017, Boston, MA
    • Deadline – March 1
    • VPTA will award two $250 awards for students who wish to attend

 VPTA Annual Conference

    • October 6-8, 2017, Newport News, VA
    • Deadline – September 1
    • VPTA will award two $100 awards for students who wish to attend

APTA National Student Conclave

    • October 19-21, 2017 - Portland, Oregon
    • Deadline – September 1
    • VPTA will award three $330 awards for students who wish to attend

 

Application Process

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit the following in one PDF by e-mail to VPTA Offices or fax 703-738-1606:

  • This application form:   (PDF | MS Word)
  • A Cover letter (max 2 pages) with information on
  • Why do you want to attend this event? Goals for the event?
  • What PT school activities/leadership positions have you participated in?
  • A resume

Scholarship recipients are required to submit a short submission to The Virginian (the VPTA newsletter) after returning, elaborating on their experience at the event.

 

When will I be notified of the award and when will I receive the scholarship?

 

You will be notified of the award approximately 2-3 weeks after application deadline. If you are chosen for a student award, a reimbursement check will be mailed to you immediately following the conference and after you've provided proof of attendance and submission for The Virginian.

 

Recommendation:

For conferences, please take advantage of the early bird deadline for more savings. Please visit the APTA or VPTA website for details about each event.

 

What are the criteria for choosing scholarship recipients?

 

The award winners are chosen based on their previous and future participation in APTA and/or VPTA activities, PT program activities, and other healthcare related community activities. Preference will be given to potential or current leaders at the programs and/or are in student SIG.  Our goal is to evenly distribute awards between the PT/PTA programs in Virginia. Thus, all VPTA student members are encouraged to apply, regardless of the number of applicants from your program.

What are the requirements if selected for a scholarship?

If you receive a scholarship, it is expected that you will attend the event, and within 2 weeks of the event, submit a brief typewritten review of your experience (with an appropriate, labeled, photo) to The Virginian (the VPTA newsletter).

 

What if I have questions?
Please contact VPTA Offices via email at VPTA@apta.org.