Scholarships in Occupational Therapy

AMBUCS Scholars-Scholarships for Therapists

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be accepted into an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology.

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.

Special Education Services Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an Indiana resident with a minimum 2.0 GPA who agrees to teach in Indiana upon certification. Award may be used at Indiana schools only.

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 9

Applicant must be a resident of Vermont who will pursue a degree in licensed practical nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, registered nursing, speech language pathology, or social work at an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding. Financial need and intent to work in Vermont for two years must be demonstrated.

Dean's Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Suburban Hospital Casey Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 30; April 30

Applicant must be a current employee who is enrolled in a nursing or allied health (e.g. radiology technology, respiratory therapy, medical technology, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy, or physician assistant) undergraduate program or a non-employee who is enrolled in a nursing program leading to a B.S.N. or higher. Minimum 2.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, transcript, and letter of acceptance/good standing required. Award requires a work commitment at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, upon completion of degree program.

D.P. and L.C. Stonegraber Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: December 1

Health Careers Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen enrolled full time in an accredited school of study in the U.S. or Canada and submit resume, official transcripts, an itemized budget endorsed by the school's financial aid officer, and two letters of recommendation. Pre-med students are not eligible. Enclose two stamped, self-addressed, business-sized envelopes with inquiry.

Octavia N. McKinley Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have attended Valley or Northwest High School (Scioto County, OH) and be planning to enroll full-time. Preference is given to nursing program applicants.

Professional Student Exchange Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a resident of participating state and attend an approved program at a WICHE participating program.

Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, enroll in a Maryland school in a professional program leading to licensure, and must submit official secondary school and college transcripts.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program

Award: $30,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must graduate from a college in Maryland or from a law school and be employed full-time in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland. Applicant's employer must help low income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. Applicant must have loans from a university, government, or commercial source used to pay for college expenses. Applicant may not be in default on a loan. Gross salary cannot exceed $50,000 and, if married, combined salaries cannot exceed $110,000.

Occupational Therapy Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be enrolled at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Orfalea Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or Ventura County high school graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicant must be an early childhood education or teaching major, or any major provided applicant is able to meet at least one of the following requirements: has a documented learning difference/is a non-traditional learner; is under 24 years of age and has a parent employed as a nurse, teacher (pre-K to grade 12), or at a non-profit agency; is under the age of 24 and is the child of a single parent; has completed the Montana Yellowstone Expedition Summer Program.

Orfalea Health Field Scholarship Award

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a Ventura County high school senior or graduate enrolling or already enrolled at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year university in a health-related field. Essay is required and it must specify intent to practice in Ventura County upon completion of studies.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program

Award: $4,000, Deadline: n/a

Selection is based upon financial need, career objectives within the next five to 10 years, community involvement, community background, and academic performance. Recipient commits to a one-year service obligation service practicing direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California.

Health Care Professions Loan/Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a student pursuing their first bachelor's degree in speech pathology or psychology or a first master's degree in occupational or physical therapy. Recipient may fulfill the service obligation by working in a Mississippi state health institution.

Dr. Alvin & Monica Saake Foundation Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student majoring in one of the following fields: athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, leisure science, medicine, occupational therapy, physical education, physical therapy, or sports.

Laura N. Dowsett Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 19

Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student in an occupational therapy program.

The Heather Nicole Moseley Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduating or currently enrolled student from the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle who will pursue a degree in occupational or physical therapy from Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, or the University of Texas. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required.

NorthCoast Medical

Award: $5,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Kappa Delta Phi

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy. Preference given to residents of AZ, CA, FL, IA, IN, KY, MO, and OH.

Carolyn Kohn Memorial

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a resident of New York currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Willard & Spackman

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Alice Jantzen

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Mary Minglen

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Frank Oppenheimer

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.

Edith Weingarten

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program, or be enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program, have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree, and this must be the first degree in occupational therapy.