Call for Centennial Scholars

**SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED. Applications must be submitted by AUGUST 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.**

The Home Health Section is seeking one or more candidates to sponsor for APTA’s Centennial Scholars program. This program includes leadership training, mentoring, and a capstone project deliverable to the Home Health Section at the conclusion of the program. Recipient(s) will receive a year-long program of live and virtual leadership training, mentoring from an APTA-assigned mentor with significant leadership experience, and attendance at three key APTA Centennial events for up to one hundred Scholars. Centennial scholars will complete a capstone project of their choosing that will leave a lasting legacy for the Home Health Section and APTA.

Eligibility Requirements
Any Home Health Section member with a strong desire for leadership training and personal development. Candidates who represent Section and APTA goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or who are proposing projects that further Section and APTA goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To be eligible to apply:

  1. Be a current PT, PTA, or student member of the APTA at the time of application and throughout the 2021 Centennial year.
  2. Attend three mandatory in-person events [expenses paid by APTA] and regularly scheduled virtual meetings. The in-person events are currently scheduled for:
    1. January 16, 2021, New York, NY
    2. April 2021 [exact date TBD] in Alexandria, VA
    3. September 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
  3. Commit to developing and completing a capstone project in collaboration with the sponsoring chapter/section/academy, which may extend beyond 2021.
  4. Submit a completed application by the application deadline (August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST).

Please complete this application. Your application must include a title and summary for your proposed capstone project, your resume/CV, and 2 letters of recommendation. Summaries of projects should include background, methods, goals, and any needed funding and are limited to 1,000 words. Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.


Does this cost me anything?
No. All costs, including travel expenses (in accordance with APTA policies) are covered. The Home Health Section is sponsoring at least one Scholar, but reserves the right to select more than one Scholar based on availability of seats from APTA.

Notification of selection will occur on or about August 31, 2020.