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Alabama State University Students Receive Physical Therapy Scholarships from APTA

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Four students from Alabama State University (ASU) recently won the service-based Minority Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their studies and services, according to a news report from the Montgomery Advertiser. The Minority Scholarship Award acknowledges students’ participation in minority affairs activities, their potential in the physical therapy profession, and their display of professionalism as a future physical therapist.

The Montgomery Advertiser news report notes that LaDarius Woods, Catrina Shaw, Emanuel Mugu, and Quinard Webb, all Doctor of Physical Therapy ASU program students, will each receive $5,000 before their May graduation. Bernadette W York, PT, DSc, GCS, associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, says all four students worked hard to complete the service-based curriculum required for the award.

York states, “The fact that all four of the students from ASU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program who applied for this scholarship award received it speaks volumes about the caliber of this professional program’s students and faculty.”

Shaw, one of the scholarship recipients, said the award provides wonderful opportunities for her and her fellow ASU students. She says, “I was really excited that I won the award, but I was even more excited to learn that all four of us who applied had won. I have learned so much in this program and the degree I will receive from ASU provides me with multiple avenues to multiple places.”

Source: Montgomery Advertiser