Amy Tran Receives National Physical Therapy Minority Student Scholarship

Amy Tran ’14

News Story: April 28, 2014

Amy Tran ’14, a Sacred Heart University graduate student, has received the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) $5,000 Minority Scholarship Award. Tran who is originally from Vietnam, applied for the scholarship in the fall of 2013.

Each year the APTA selects one winner from highly qualified applicants from across the nation to acknowledge and reward demonstrated participation in minority affairs, activities and services; the potential for superior achievements in the profession of physical therapy; appropriate display of professionalism as a future physical therapist and academic excellence. Tran was nominated by Professor Gary Austin.

Tran is honored by the award and excited about the opportunities it will provide. “I moved to the United States when I was 10 years old, knowing very little English. I feel honored. This scholarship will be a boost for my future,” she said. “I am also extremely grateful to Professor Austin for believing in me and nominating me for this award.”

“Amy is one of those rare students and outstanding people. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with her in the DPT Program,” Austin said.

Currently, Tran is completing her last physical therapy clinical affiliation near her family at the David Grant USAF Medical Center on the Travis Air Force Base in California. Next year, she hopes to be admitted into SHU’s orthopaedic physical therapy residency program.