Young Leadership Scholar Program 

We Want to Invest in YOU!

APTA Colorado is excited to continue the Young Leadership Scholar Program, intended to recruit and develop leadership within our newest members. The program will entail structured learning in the areas of leadership, professional development, strategic planning, project development, and APTA structure/governance. 

Who: Current APTA Colorado Members who are recent graduates from a PT or PTA program and currently licensed in Colorado. (Graduated within last year.) Up to one (1) PT and one (1) PTA will be selected for this program.

What: The PT and PTA Scholars will be provided with an APTA Board member mentor with whom they will work closely throughout the course of their one-year program. Training described above will also be provided. The Scholar will complete a capstone project to benefit APTA Colorado in the area of their choice.  

A stipend (up to $1,500.00) is included with the scholar program to cover any of the following: APTA dues, travel to a National APTA event, and APTA Colorado Conference attendance. Attendance at the APTA Colorado annual conference as well as quarterly Board meetings will also be expected. Structure beyond these requirements will be delineated in partnership with the mentor and program facilitator. 

When: The individual(s) selected for the program will be notified before the 2022 APTA Colorado Fall Conference. The program will begin shortly after the 2022 Fall Conference and will end the following year at the same time. 

How: To apply for this program, please submit the following materials by clicking the "Apply Now" button below no later than September 19, 2022:

  • CV
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Essay - What Leadership Means to You in Physical Therapy
  • 1 Page Summary About You as a Whole Person - We want to get to know YOU! 



Questions? Please contact Rebekah Griffith at [email protected].