Scholarships in Occupational Therapy

Healthcare Career Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 12

Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in one of the following healthcare programs: cardiac ultrasound, health information management, medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, or rehabilitation services. Minimum 3.0 GPA and 500 word essay required on this topic: "Why did you choose your career path, what have you done to support it, and how would it benefit FHN's service area?" Finalists are required to participate in an interview.


Physical Therapist / Occupational Therapist Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be entering or currently enrolled in a physical therapy or occupational therapy program. Transcript, proof of enrollment, and essay required. Resume is optional.


Susan Brokaw Kimmons Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a fifth-year Occupational Therapy student. Preference given to those who have demonstrated an interest in hand therapy.


Arthur W. Pense Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 9

Applicant must be enrolled in a Physical or Occupational Therapy program in the state of New York. Nomination from Department Chairperson and letter of recommendation required.


Health Research and Educational Trust Health Career Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students enrolled in a nursing, allied health professions, healthcare administration or hospital administration degree program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the quality of the personal essay submitted as part of the application.


Katherine H. Dilley Scholarship Fund

Award: -, Deadline: February 10

Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a degree program in occupational therapy or physical therapy at an accredited institution of higher learning. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


BrightLife Direct Physical Therapy Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 14

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA, currently enrolled in a CAPTE or ACOTE accredited program and have completed at least one year of their program. Students will need to complete a short essay on why they decided to pursue a career in physical/occupational therapy.


Occupational Therapy Departmental Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: December 16

Applicants must be currently enrolled at Alabama State University in the department of Occupational Therapy.