ABC Student/Resident Scholarships & Awards

ABC funds several scholarships and awards for OP&P students administered through other organizations such as the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the Pedorthic Foundation. Our goal is to support outstanding students working toward a career in OP&P, as well as provide opportunities for student populations that are racially or ethnically underrepresented in the OP&P profession along with students that are in financial need. We hope our efforts will help bring even more diverse and talented individuals into this meaningful and rewarding profession.

icon-awardsResident Travel Award

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

For more details and to apply, visit the OPERF website

Application Deadline: August 1

icon-awardsStudent Poster Prizes

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. 

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.  

Deadline to Submit: December 3

All student posters accepted for presentation at the 2022 Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium will automatically be considered for the ABC Student Poster Prize. 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.