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2018 Spring SDAPTA Conference-Deadwood, SD

State & Federal Legislative Affairs Student Application

South Dakota Physical Therapy Association

Application for Funding from SDPTA for Legislative Activities (PTA Caucus, APTA House of Delegates Usher, Federal Advocacy Forum, State Government Affairs Forum)



Must be a current student member of SDPTA and maintain membership throughout the fiscal year

Must be enrolled at the LATI PTA Program or the USD PT Program

Must be a current student during time that event is held

Must attend a Spring or Fall Meeting following the event and give a verbal report to membership



  1. Provide responses to the questions below and save in a word or PDF document.

  2. Email your completed document to the current President and Chief Delegate of the SDPTA (found in the Board Members section of the SDPTA Web Site). SDPTA Board Members will likely be involved in the selection process if there are more applications than allotted funded positions.

  3. If attendance at the event you are requesting funding for requires you to miss class time, please attach email confirmation from your program director/faculty member stating you have permission to miss class for this event.

  4. Application Deadline is a minimum of 2 months prior to the start date of the event.


The SDPTA has budgeted monies for these events.  In the event that the PTA Caucus and APTA House of Delegates occur at the same time as the Federal Advocacy Forum, the student participants would be eligible and expected to attend both events. Due to the small number of annual funded positions offered, first time applicants or re-applicants who weren’t funded the first time will be considered prior to those that received funding for these positions in the past.


If accepted for funding for one of these positions, the student will work with assigned Board Member or administrator regarding the process to secure transportation and lodging for the event. The SDPTA will reimburse travel (ie flight, transportation from airport to/from hotel) and lodging for the event. The student will be responsible for his/her own meals. The student may be required to pay up front on his/her own and get reimbursed after the completed event. Copies of all receipts must be kept for reimbursement and submitted to the SDPTA Treasurer. The SDPTA Treasurer will distribute the monies after the event. For some of the events (ie, APTA HOD Usher) there likely will be the opportunity to room with other students.



Please include the following statement at the end of your application, as well as your electronic signature and date of application.

I understand that this application and all documents submitted become the property of the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA).

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