The UAB Department of Occupational Therapy announced its annual scholarship winners during student research day. Two second year OT students were awarded for three scholarships. Ryan Elsea (right) received the Carroline "Cat" Amari Endowed Field Work Scholarship and the Helping Occupational Therapy Students Succeed Scholarship. Jalesis Sims was also awarded the Helping Occupational Therapy Students Succeed Scholarship.
The Carroline "Cat" Amari Endowed Field Work Scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of Amari for her 25 years of service as a UAB faculty member, program director and mentor to several OT students. It is the first endowed scholarship established for OT students at UAB.
“The scholarships take a load off of our students as they travel across the state to do their field work,” said Jan Rowe, Dr. OT, interim chair of the department. “Our students are paying for gas and/or room/board out of their own pockets, in addition to tuition and fees, so any relief is much appreciated.”
The Helping Occupational Therapy Student Succeed Scholarship is awarded to two second year OT students for NBCOT exam costs.
For more information on the scholarships, go to the Department of Occupational Therapy website.