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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 2018-2019. Applicants complete only one online form to apply for all qualifying scholarships. 

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

AOTF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2018-2019: Post-Baccalaureate Degree
Scholarship Name
Amount
Additional Eligibility Requirements
NorthCoast Medical 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

Willard & Spackman Scholarship
$2,000

None

Lela Llorens Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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
TBD

None

Carolyn Kohn Memorial Scholarship
$1,000

Must be a New York State resident.

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 Epsilon (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 LGBTQIA+ Concerns in OT 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

AOTF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN 2018-2019: Associate Degree
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 2018-2019
Scholarship Name
Amount
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Arizona - The Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

Arkansas - The Florence Wood Scholarship
$500

One scholarship to an Arkansas resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Arkansas.

District of Columbia
TBD

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).

Florida - The Myra McDaniel Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

Illinois
TBD

Scholarships awarded to students in good standing attending an accredited occupational therapy educational program located in the state of Illinois and who are members of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association.

Kansas - Gloria Scammahorn Memorial Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

Louisiana - The Todd Poche Endowed Scholarship
TBD

Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy students within the state of Louisiana.

Massachusetts - The Karen Jacobs Scholarship
$500 / $250

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
TBD

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.

New Hampshire - The Mary Eileen Dixey Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

New Mexico - The Julia D. Sweeney Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

New York
TBD

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.

Ohio
TBD

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.

Oklahoma
TBD

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.

Oregon
TBD

One scholarship for a professional level student who is a resident of Oregon and is attending Pacific University or Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon.

South Carolina - The Chris Ebbers Endowed Scholarship
TBD

Scholarships awarded to one occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student within the state of South Carolina. 

South Dakota - The Harlan and Rita Temple Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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

Texas
TBD

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

Utah
TBD

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.

Virginia - The Fred Sammons Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

Washington
TBD

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.

West Virginia - The Charlotte Prudich, Elizabeth B. Devereaux, and Deborah Shamblin Endowed Scholarship
TBD

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.

Wisconsin
TBD

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