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Rising Star Award

Deadline for receipt: June 1, 2020


The Rising Star Award, established in 1999, is designed to recognize members just getting started in association activities and who are potential leaders in the California Physical Therapy Association.

Criteria for Selection of Rising Star Award

Eligibility is defined as follows for this award:

  1. Candidates must be current Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant members of the California Physical Therapy Association.
  2. Candidates shall not have been a member of the California Chapter Board.
  3. Candidates must be recommended by at least two members, one of whom must be a current elected member of a District or SIG Executive Committee.
  4. Candidates shall have demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity and a valuable contribution to their District, SIG or the Chapter.
  5. Candidate shall have demonstrated exceptional service on a District, SIG, or Chapter committee or task force or other appointed group or individual assignment.

Please be as specific as possible in completing this form so that the member recommended can receive full consideration. Refer to the award criteria for the specific types of service and significance of the service to be recognized.

INSTRUCTIONS: Recommending party must complete the recommendation form and all attachments as a complete packet or electronic entry. 

 Attach a narrative description of the service, providing for: 

  1. Nature of service (e.g. position held, task performed)
  2. Approximate inclusive dates of service (e.g. years)
  3. Nature of valuable contribution to their District, SIG, and the Chapter