Scholarships in Occupational Therapy Assistant

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shirley Elings Memorial

Award: $600, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be an Oregon Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) 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.

AOTA's Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD)

Award: $600, 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.

Carlotta Welles

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement, two personal references, and a statement from the program director. Applicant must be pursuing an associates degree in occupational therapy.

Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: November

Applicant must be an Arizona resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in the state of Arizona. Applicant must be a member of the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

The Florence Wood Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be an Arkansas resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Arkansas.

District of Columbia Association Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a resident of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (DC, MD, and northern VA) enrolled in the occupational therapy educational program at Howard University. Applicant must also be a member of the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association.

Kansas Association Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited or developing occupational therapy program, and a member of the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association.

Louisiana Association Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Louisiana at the professional level.

The Karen Jacobs Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in Massachusetts (One $500 scholarship for the professional level, one $250 scholarship for an occupational therapy assistant program). Applicant must also be a member of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.

Michigan Association Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a member of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association who is enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program (one scholarship for professional degree level, one for associates degree level).

The Mary Eileen Dixey Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a New Hampshire resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in New Hampshire at the professional Master's degree or Associate degree level.

The Julia D. Sweeney Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a New Mexico resident enrolled in any accredited occupational therapy educational program in New Mexico at the professional or Associate's degree level. Applicant must also be a member of the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association.

New York Association Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a New York resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program in New York State at the professional or associate degree level. Applicant must also be a member of the New York Occupational Therapy Association.

North Carolina Association Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be a member of the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association who is enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy educational program a the professional or associate level.

Ohio Association Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 4

Applicant must be an Ohio resident enrolled in an accredited occupational therapy program in Ohio at the professional or associate degree level or a graduate educational program in a field related to occupational therapy.