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Congratulations 2024 ABC O&P Student Scholarship Recipients!

Jan 29, 2024, 19:59 PM by Megan Matijevich


In proud partnership with the Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation), we are pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of the 2024 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Diversity.

The ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship supports the continued academic success of 10 qualified O&P students, and the ABC Scholarship for O&P Diversity supports the academic success of four racially or ethnically underrepresented students in the O&P profession each year. Each recipient receives a $10,000 scholarship.

“We are excited to mark our third year of providing $10,000 scholarships to O&P students,” remarked Billy Lester, CPO, ABC President. “As our profession continues to grow, so too does the need to grow and support the pipeline of diverse and talented individuals. Special thanks to staff and the volunteer reviewers that worked to make another year of scholarship selections possible."

Eighty-one students applied for the ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship, and nineteen applied for the Scholarship for O&P Diversity. 

Congratulations to this year's recipients!


2024 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship



Caitlin Bowman
University of Pittsburgh


Abby Citterman
Northwestern University


Olivia Collavo
Northwestern University


Kira Nicole Donnelly
University of Texas- Southwestern


Patrick Elshekh
Loma Linda University


Bianca Elisabeth Hill
Baylor College of Medicine


Amanda Kemper
Northwestern University


Alexander Klein
Kennesaw State University


Audra Lena Kopman
University of Washington


Taylor Willis
University of Texas- Southwestern

2024 Scholarship for O&P Diversity



Jessika Abril Amaya
University of Washington


Elena L.A. Chen
FIU- International Institute of Orthotics & Prosthetics



Janet Trujillo
California State University - Dominguez Hills



John Ugwu
Eastern Michigan University