Monday, March 1, 2021
APTA Geriatrics Clinical Residency or Fellowship Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2021
The APTA Geriatrics promotes lifelong learning and the transition to clinical specialization. The mission of APTA Geriatrics is to promote physical therapist best practice and to advocate for optimal aging. Therefore, the Academy supports physical therapists interested in geriatric study interested in pursuing clinical residencies and or fellowships.
APTA Geriatrics takes pride assisting in the development of young professionals interested in advancing their careers through working with older adults. To foster the growth of Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialty Practice, APTA Geriatrics is offering scholarships to physical therapists in a geriatric clinical residency or fellowship programs.
The scholarships are intended to assist in offsetting the costs associated with residency and fellowship programs. The Board of Directors (BOD) of APTA Geriatrics has determined that up to $10,000 will be awarded each year depending on the applicant pool and decisions made by the scholarship committee. For 2021, $4,800 will be awarded in scholarships. Each scholarship will be a minimum of $1,250 and no greater than $2,500. Scholarship funds may be used for costs related to professional study including but not limited to moving expenses, professional conference fees, geriatric specialty exam fees, textbooks, or other study materials. This is a merit-based scholarship that will be awarded based on the review of applicant essays, resumes, and professional letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group of APTA Geriatrics and brought to the BOD for approval.
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