Below we have compiled scholarships that are available to current Occupational Therapy students.
Carroline Amari Endowed Scholarship - The Carroline Amari Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a second year OT student prior to fieldwork. Applications provided in second year by department. Selection is based on specific criteria. One award per year to a second year student for ≥$1,000.
Helping Occupational Therapy Student Succeed - The Helping Occupational Therapy Student Succeed awards second year OT students for NBCOT exam costs. Applications provided by hosting alumni in the second year of program. Two students selected for $500 each (if scholarship funds allow).
Restore Therapy Health Professions Loan Fund - The Restore Therapy Health Professions Loan Fund is sponsored by Restore Management Company LLC for UAB. This loan fund will be used to assist a deserving student enrolled in the School of Health Professions at UAB. Applicants must be enrolled in the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy and intend to participate in one clinical rotation at a Restore Therapy facility during their final year of coursework. Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least an overall 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in course work completed prior to the time of application. Awards are subject to the availability of funds. Selection of the loan recipient(s) will be made in accordance with the guidelines of a scholarship and loan committee as determined by the Dean of the School of Health Professions. The Dean's appointed committee shall provide documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid indicating approval of the loan. The documentation should include the individual's University identification number, name, address, amount of the loan, and academic period covered by the loan.
Transteam Scholarships - The Transteam Scholarships are a Department of Education grant program that provides tuition for students from occupational and physical therapy and early childhood special education. Awarded to second year students only. Students are required to take a two semester course series and expected to work in a pediatric setting for two years following graduation. $24,000 per year available with a goal of recruiting a minimum of 6 students per year.
Virginia D. Gauld National Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship (*for 3:2 Fast Track Students Only) - The Virginia D. Gauld National Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship is an annual award valued at $1,000 that may be reapplied for in subsequent years as long as the criteria are met. This scholarship is open for applications February 3, 2014 with the deadline of February 28 every year. This scholarship requires an interview and is primarily for undergraduate students who are involved and have a passion for UAB.
- Be undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UAB
- Be of at least Junior-standingDemonstrate solid academic achievement and have earned at least a grade point average of 2.0 in coursework completed prior to the time of application
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to service at UAB and in the community
- Seek two letters of recommendation - one from a UAB administrator or faculty member who is acquainted with the student's service on campus and the other from someone who is familiar with the student's service in the community
- And compose a 2-page essay on the topic "How have you been impacted by your service to UAB and the community?" (Note: Applicant is encouraged to demonstrate his/her service within the campus and community populations. Participation in organizations and activities promoting the applicant's service should be outlined in this essay.)
Selection & Awarding:
The selection committee will select the recipient based on the student's service at UAB and in the community, letters of recommendation, essay, and interview. There are no restrictions to applicants based on sex, race, nationality, country or origin, physical disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship – The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship is made possible by an annual grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation based in Atlanta, Georgia. Applicants must be young Christian women from the Southeastern states who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in one of the SHP programs and who demonstrate a financial need. Selection is made by the SHP Office of Student Success. For more information contact our Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success at (205) 934-5963.
Joseph F. Volker Alumni Scholarship - The Joseph F. Volker Alumni Scholarship is available to full-time sophomore, junior, senior, graduate and transfer students. These shall be one-time awards, with the dollar amount and number of awards being based on the available funds each year. The amount of the award is generally $3,500 per student. For an application click here. This scholarship is open to applicants in November with a deadline of February 1 every year.
BBVA Compass Bank Mortgage Graduate Student Scholarship - The BBVA Compass Bank Mortgage Graduate Student Scholarship is is a $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a graduate student. Graduate students apply through the graduate school. Deadline is February 1 every year. Applicants must: be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, a degree-granting program in the Graduate School at UAB, demonstrate solid academic achievement and have earned at least a grade point average of 3.2 in coursework completed prior to the time of application, include two letters of recommendation from individuals who are acquainted with the student's service on campus and/or within the community, and the student must compose a 2-page essay on the topic provided.
State and National Occupational Therapy Scholarships
The Alabama Occupational Therapy Association – The ALOTA gives four $500 scholarships per year. Applications usually are available in the summer. Please check www.alota.org for more information.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation - The AOTF offers a number of different scholarships. Please go to the link below to see eligibility requirements, application process and deadlines. Please check http://www.aotf.org/scholarshipsgrants/scholarshipprogram.aspx for more information.
AMBUCS Scholars-Scholarships for Therapists - The AMBUCS Scholars-Scholarships for Therapists awards more than $150,000 annually; awards range from $500 to $1,500. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Award monies are deposited each semester to the student’s credit account with the financial aid office of the educational institution. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives. National AMBUCS™, Inc. accepts applications from February 1 until April 15 annually.
Tylenol Scholarship Fund - The Tylenol Scholarship Fund is one of the well known scholarship programs for those students enrolled in healthcare degree education including medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory sciences, microbiology, physiotherapy, healthcare management and hospital administration. Students enrolled in Master’s level health care programs including the Master’s in Public Health degree (MPH) can also apply for Tylenol scholarships.
Tylenol scholarship qualifications and eligibility requirements are as follows: Must be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia; Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, graduate schools, or vocational/technical schools; Must be enrolled in a health care related field; Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate work or graduate studies by the spring semester of the year that they apply; and Must have one or more years of school remaining. This scholarship program can be used at any accredited university or college in the United States.