ABC Congratulates 2023 O&P Scholarship Recipients

Jan 12, 2023 | Megan Matijevich

In proud partnership with the Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation), we are pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2023 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Diversity.

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

“The American Board for Certification is honored to participate in the Orthotic and Prosthetic scholarship program, helping to give back to the community we serve,” remarked ABC Board President Rick Babcock, CO. “The Board would like to thank all those who have worked tirelessly to make this program successful and look forward to many years of continued support.”

Fifty-one students applied for the ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship, and 15 students applied for the ABC Scholarship for O&P Diversity.

"For the second consecutive year, these scholarships have generated applications from an impressive group of students," said Donald Katz, MHA, CO/L, co-chair of The O&P Foundation's board of directors. "The O&P Foundation's board of directors is grateful to all who served as reviewers for this year's submissions. Their dedication to the review process is recognized and greatly appreciated."

Congratulations to this year's recipients!


2023 Student Achievement Scholarship Winners


Michael Cooper
Kennesaw State University

Hali Nicole Crellin
University of Texas Southwestern

Emily Dow
University of Hartford

Abigail Dykema
Baylor College of Medicine

Benjamin Hollnagel
Northwestern University

Denise Hull
Baylor College of Medicine

Leah Karels
Baylor College of Medicine

Leslie Martinez
Northwestern University

Kalee Owens
Concordia University, St. Paul

Samuel Franklin Ray
Northwestern University

2023 Student Diversity Scholarship Winners

Adesua Ojeifoh
Kennesaw State University

Martin Portillo Ortuno
University of Texas Southwestern


Daniela Phillips
University of Washington


Ximena Vargas
University of Washington



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