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Scholarships for Occupational Therapy Students

AOTA's E.K. Wise Scholarship

AOTA's E.K. Wise Scholarship supports students from diverse backgrounds who can meet E.K. Wise’s and the Association’s objectives of developing a workforce to meet society’s diverse occupational needs in under served areas or communities. Applicants must be enrolled (or accepted) in a post baccalaureate entry-level occupational therapy educational program on a full-time basis, demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrate leadership and community service, be able to contribute to a diverse work force, and be a member of AOTA.

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Scholarships

AOTF offers more than 50 scholarships annually to students enrolled in occupational therapy programs at all levels. Corporations, charitable organizations, private individuals, and state occupational therapy associations contribute funds for the scholarships. Although each award has its own requirements, all recipients must be currently enrolled full-time in an occupational therapy educational program. You must also be an AOTA member.  

AMBUCS Scholars 

"Scholarships for Therapists" is administered by the National AMBUCS, Inc., a nonprofit service association committed to creating independence for persons with disabilities. Applicants must be enrolled in an entry-level occupational therapy educational program. (Students in occupational therapy assistant programs are not eligible.)

Scholarships for the General Student Population

The following Web resources were identified by the Steering Committee of the Assembly of Student Delegates. If there is an organization not listed that you would recommend, please send the information to asd@aota.org.

College Board Scholarship Search

College Connection Scholarships

FastWEB Scholarship Search

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways

Guaranteed Scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Site

Roothbert Scholarship Fund (The)

Scholarships.com

Scholarships for Minority Students

The following Web resources were identified by the Steering Committee of the Assembly of Student Delegates. If there is an organization not listed that you would recommend, please send the information to asd@aota.org.

College Fund/UNCF 

Delores B. Chandler BOTC Scholarship

Gates Millennium Scholarships

The Hispanic College Fund

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

LULAC

Ron Brown Scholar Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions - Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students