Orthotist/Prosthetist Student & Resident Awards

 

icon-awardsStudent Achievement Scholarship

$10,000 EACH

Through a partnership with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), ABC is proud to offer up to ten $10,000 Orthotist/Prosthetist Student Achievement Scholarships.

The submission deadline is March 1

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Enrolled full-time in a CAAHEP accredited orthotist/prosthetist master’s degree program
  • Completed at least one semester/quarter of a CAAHEP accredited orthotist/prosthetist program with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Individuals may only receive this award once
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

  • A statement of financial impact:  If awarded this scholarship, how will it affect your financial ability to complete your O&P education? (Max 200 words)

  • A personal statement: Describe your most meaningful commitment outside of your O&P education and explain why this commitment is meaningful. This could be related to an extracurricular activity, work, volunteering, family responsibility, or any other non-classroom activity. (Max 500 words)

  • An essay response to the following question: Please tell us about yourself and how your presence will contribute to and strengthen the O&P profession. (Max 500 words)

  • An official transcript from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program in which you are enrolled. An unofficial transcript signed by the Program Director or Faculty Advisor at your institution is acceptable.

  • Two letters of recommendation:
    1. One letter from a faculty member of the program in which you are enrolled.
    2. One letter from a non-faculty individual such as an employer, volunteer work supervisor, mentor, coach or clergy.
  • Your resume

 

 

icon-awardsDiversity Student Scholarship

$10,000 EACH

Through a partnership with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), ABC is proud to offer up to four $10,000 Orthotist/Prosthetist Diversity Student Scholarships.

The submission deadline is March 1

Apply Here


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Enrolled full-time and in good academic standing in a CAAHEP accredited orthotist/prosthetist master’s degree program
  • Completed at least one semester/quarter of a CAAHEP accredited orthotist/prosthetist program
  • Applicant must be a member of a racial or ethnic population that is underrepresented in O&P: Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Individuals may only receive this award once
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident

Candidates applying for this scholarship should also consider applying for the ABC Orthotist/Prosthetist Student Achievement Scholarship. Although candidates may apply for both the ABC Orthotist/Prosthetist Diversity Student Scholarship and the ABC Orthotist/Prosthetist Student Achievement Scholarship, a candidate may only receive one or the other in a given year.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

  • A statement of financial impact: If awarded this scholarship, how will it affect your financial ability to complete your O&P education? (Max 200 words)

  • A personal statement: Describe your most meaningful commitment outside of your O&P education and explain why this commitment is meaningful. This could be related to an extracurricular activity, work, volunteering, family responsibility, or any other non-classroom activity. (Max 500 words)

  • An essay response to one of the following questions (Max 500 words):
    1. How has your diverse heritage - including your family dynamics and cultural background - shaped who you are and prepared you to succeed as an O&P professional?  
    2. Please describe yourself and how your presence in the O&P profession will enhance and strengthen its diversity.
  • An official transcript from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program in which you are enrolled. An unofficial transcript signed by the Program Director or Faculty Advisor at your institution is acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    1. One letter from a faculty member of the program in which you are enrolled
    2. One letter from a non-faculty individual such as an employer, volunteer work supervisor, mentor, coach or clergy
  • Your resume

 

 

icon-awardsResident Travel Award

$2,500

ABC Awards $2,500 to one current resident (or practitioner who has completed their residency in the last three years) who wishes to present their Directed Study report or project at the Academy Annual Meeting. 

Application Deadline: August 1

For more details and to apply, visit the  OPERF website

 

 

icon-awardsStudent Poster Prizes

$2,500 Total

ABC has partnered with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) to identify and celebrate outstanding research by orthotic and prosthetic students*. ABC Student Poster Prizes will be awarded to outstanding student-created posters accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’ (the Academy) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. 

Deadline to Submit: December 3

Three Prizes Awarded:

1st Place – $1,000
2nd Place – $850  
3rd Place – $650

Students will be awarded prizes based on the:

  • Quality and thoroughness of their work
  • Originality and independence of their contributions
  • Significance and timeliness of their research results
  • Depth of understanding of their research topic

To apply, submit your poster presentation abstract for consideration.  

*A student is defined as an individual currently enrolled in a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited O&P program who has completed at least one semester toward their degree program. 

Prize Winners:
2022