ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Board for Certification Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is excited to announce that it will partner with organizations such as the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) to offer $1 million in OP&P scholarships over the next five years to orthotist/prosthetist, technician and pedorthist students attending a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited education program.
ABC has expanded its existing OPERF-run Student Achievement Award into two new scholarships, an Orthotist/Prosthetist Student Achievement Scholarship and an Orthotist/Prosthetist Student Diversity Scholarship. Up to 14 $10,000 scholarships will be
awarded each year to qualifying students. ABC will also launch new O&P Technician Student and Pedorthic Student Scholarships later this year.
Each of ABC’s scholarships include designated diversity scholarships created to support the academic success of racially or ethnically underrepresented student populations in the OP&P profession. ABC hopes this much needed financial support will help bring diverse and talented individuals into the profession.
Additionally, ABC has created a Student Poster Prize program in which three prizes totaling $2,500 will be awarded to outstanding student-created posters accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists’
Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. Also, in conjunction with the Academy’s meeting, ABC funds a Resident Travel Award for one current resident (or practitioner who has recently completed their residency) to present their Directed Study
report or project.
"We are thrilled to be able to support the future of OP&P through these scholarships and awards, including specific support for students from as many backgrounds and perspectives as possible. As our amazing profession continues to grow, so too
does our voice and ability to make a difference,” said Brett Saunders, CPO, FAAOP, ABC President.
Additional details about these exciting scholarship opportunities, including eligibility requirements and application deadlines are now available here.
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) is excited to announce that the 2024 Chester Haddon Scholarship will begin accepting applications on March 4.
ABC and NCOPE are working to advance the process of becoming a CPO by transitioning to new residency standards and certification exams that require both disciplines.
In proud partnership with The Foundation, we are pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of the 2024 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Diversity.
ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, would like to congratulate Jessica Smit, CPO, as the recipient of the 2024 ABC Resident Travel Award.
The ABC Board of Directors recently took action to create a pathway for future pedorthists to receive approved education and pursue a career in pedorthics.
In partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, we take great pride in congratulating the recipients of the inaugural 2023 ABC O&P Technician Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 ABC Student Poster Prizes.
ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation), would like to congratulate Bria Collins as the recipient of the 2022 ABC Resident Travel Award.