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AOTF Scholarship Program: Available Scholarships

Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and state occupational therapy associations during the academic year 2017-2018. Applicants complete only one online form to apply for all qualifying scholarships. 


AOTF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2017-18:

Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Occupational Therapy

 Scholarship Name  Amount  Additional Eligibility Requirements
NorthCoast Medical Scholarship $5,000 None
NorthCoast Medical Scholarship $5,000 None
OccupationalTherapy.com Scholarship $5,000 None
OccupationalTherapy.com Scholarship $5,000 None
Kappa Delta Phi Scholarship TBD Priority given to residents of AZ, CA, FL, IA, IN, KY, MO, OH
Kappa Delta Phi Scholarship TBD Priority given to residents of AZ, CA, FL, IA, IN, KY, MO, OH
Willard & Spackman Scholarship $2,000 None
Willard & Spackman Scholarship $2,000 None
Lela Llorens Endowed Scholarship $1,200  Candidates who have shown outstanding leadership in the Student Occupational Therapy Association on their campus and as a member of the Black Occupational Therapy Association and/or Caucus on their campus, in their state, or at the national level. 
Mary Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship $1,200 None
Mary Minglen Memorial Scholarship $1,200 None
Carolyn Kohn Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Must be a New York State resident
Alice Jantzen Memorial Scholarship $1,000 None
Frank Oppenheimer Scholarship $  750 None
AOTA Assembly of Students Delegates (ASD) Scholarship  TBD None (Alternate years with OTA)
Linda Botten Memorial Scholarship  TBD Preference given to those active in public policy.
Martha Kirkland Pi Theta (PTE) Endowed Scholarship   TBD Demonstrated leadership potential. Aspire to roles in education, practice, or research. Must be a member of Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE). 
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Endowed Scholarship  TBD None
The Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns in Occupational Therapy Endowed Scholarship TBD Member of the local campus Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transgender (LGBT) organization.
Ruth Peterson Memorial (Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon) Scholarship TBD Must be currently enrolled in OT program at the University of North Dakota.
Robert and Sharon Ryan Endowed Scholarship TBD Preference given to under-represented minority students.
Florence M. Stattel Endowed Scholarship TBD  Student must attend New York University or Nova Southeastern University.
Edith Weingarten Memorial Scholarship TBD  None
     
 Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy
 Scholarship Name Amount Additional Eligibility Requirements
 Carlotta Welles Scholarship $  500 None
 AOTA Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD)  
  Scholarship
TBD None (Alternate years with post-baccalaureate)
     

STATE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2017-2018

Arizona - The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial  Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy student at the post-baccalaureate degree level or occupational therapy assistant level.  Students must be enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy education program and must be residents of Arizona, attending any curriculum in the state of Arizona.  Must be a current member of the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD.


Arkansas - The Florence Wood Scholarship - One scholarship of $500 to an Arkansas resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Arkansas.   

 

District of Columbia - One scholarship awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in the occupational therapy education program at the Howard University and/or Trinity Washington University (OT or OTA) and who resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (i.e., the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia).   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Florida - The Myra McDaniel Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to students in good standing attending an accredited occupational therapy educational program located in the state of Florida.   Must be a member of the Florida Occupational Therapy Association.  Scholarship amount TBD. 

 

Kansas - Gloria Scammahorn Memorial Endowed Scholarship.  Scholarships awarded to one entry-level occupational therapy student and/or one entry-level occupational therapy assistant (OTA) student who are members of the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarships winners are required to present a brief statement at the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference about how the scholarships has positively impacted his/her education. Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Louisiana - The Todd Poche Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy students within the state of Louisiana.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Massachusetts - The Karen Jacobs Scholarship - One scholarship of $500 for a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Massachusetts at the professional degree level. One scholarship of $250 for a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited OTA program in Massachusetts. Applicants must be members of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.

 

Michigan - The Fred Sammons and Barbara Rider Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in the state of Michigan.  Preferences will be given for students who are residents of Michigan and who are members of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD.

 

New Hampshire - The Mary Eileen Dixey Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students in accredited occupational therapy education programs, attending a curriculum in New Hampshire and who are residents of New Hampshire. Scholarship amount TBD.

 

New Mexico - The Julia D. Sweeney Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy or occupational theray assistant student within the state of New Mexico.  Must be a member of the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD.

 

New York - Scholarships for occupational therapy students at the professional master's degree level in New York state, who are residents of the state of New York and who are members of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

North Carolina - Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy students at the associate level and occupational therapy students at the professional level and who are members of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Ohio - Three scholarships for Ohio residents. One scholarship for an Ohio resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Ohio at the professional degree level. One scholarship for an Ohio resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Ohio at the associate degree level. The Rosa Hartsook Endowed Scholarship - one scholarship for a resident enrolled in a graduate educational program in Ohio who is a registered occupational therapist or a certified occupational therapy assistant and doing graduate study in a field related to occupational therapy in an Ohio university.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Oklahoma - Scholarships awarded to students at the associate, professional, or post professional level. The student must attend an accredited occupational therapy program within the state of Oklahoma. The student must also be a member of the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association and reside in the state of Oklahoma.  Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Oregon - One scholarship for a professional level student who is a resident of Oregon and is attending Pacific University in Oregon.  Scholarship amount TBD.

 

South Carolina - The Chris Ebbers Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to one occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student within the state of South Carolina.  Scholarship amount TBD.

 

South Dakota - The Harlan and Rita Temple Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to a student or students in good standing enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program within the state of South Dakota.  Students earning professional level degrees or occupational therapy assistant degrees.  Preferences will be given for students who are residents of South Dakota and students who are members of the South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Texas - Two scholarships to be awarded annually:  one at the post baccalaureate degree level and one at the associate degree level to Texas residents attending any curriculum in the state of Texas and members of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Utah - Scholarships awarded to an occupational therapy professional level and to a COTA student who are residents of Utah and are current members of the Utah Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Virginia - The Fred Sammons Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program within the state of Virginia.  Preferences will be given for students who are residents of Virginia and who are members of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association. Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Washington - Scholarships awarded to at least one occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student annually who are enrolled in entry-level OT programs, are members of the Washington Occupational Therapy Association, and are residents of Washington state.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

West Virginia - The Charlotte Prudich, Elizabeth B. Devereaux, and Deborah Shamblin Endowed Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to OT, OTA, or MOT students who reside in West Virginia, attend a curriculum in the United States, and are members of the West Virginia Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Wisconsin - Scholarships for occupational therapy students who are residents of the state of Wisconsin and are members of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association or for research by members for the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.   Scholarship amount TBD.

 

Questions? Contact scholarships@aotf.org or 240-292-1034.