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Scholarships for OS and OT Students

Learning to Empower Lives Through Occupation
 

In recognition of the cost of education, the EKU Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department offers this funding source guide. Students are encouraged to research scholarship opportunities to determine individual eligibility.

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Scholarship Instructions:

Submit completed applications to Peggy Bowman in Dizney 103. The scholarship Call for Applications is sent via e-mail to eligible program students by the first week of March, with an application deadline of 4:00 PM, April 6th, 2018. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Renee Causey-Upton at:

(click links below for information and applications)


Nancy Gillespie Occupational Therapy Scholarship:

This scholarship was established in honor of Nancy Gillespie, an Occupational Therapist and part-time faculty member. The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the qualities of humanitarianism, determination, perseverance and potential to become an Occupational Therapist by providing financial assistance for Level II Fieldwork. Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU Graduate OT program to be considered.

Nancy Gillespie


Jean Steffan Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established in honor of Jean Steffan Smith, a respected faculty member, researcher, artist and clinician. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize Ms. Smith's life and committment to the Occupational Therapy profession. Applicants must be a current or former resident of Eastern/Southeastern Kentucky, and planning to enter the first year of the graduate OT program (and accepted) to be considered.

Steffan Smith

 
This scholarship was established in honor of Rebecca Pelfrey, a graduate of the EKU OT program, who was a clinician and legislative advocate. She was instrumental in passage of Kentucky's Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU Graduate OT program and from Eastern Kentucky.
 
Rebecca Pelfrey

 

The Joy Anderson Scholarship:

This scholarship originally named "The Occupational Therapy Master's Program Alumni Endowed Scholarship" was established through donations from EKU Occupational Therapy program alumni and renamed to honor Joy Anderson, Program Director from 1978-1996. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a graduate Occupational Therapy students. Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU graduate OT program to be considered.

Joy Anderson

Occupational Therapy Alumni Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established through donations by EKU Occupational Therapy Program alumni. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a beginning graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be planning to enter into year one (and be accepted) of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program to be considered.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established through donations by the EKU Occupational Therapy Program faculty. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a beginning graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be planning to enter into year one (and be accepted) of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program to be considered.

Gladys Nobuko Masagatani Scholarship:

This scholarship was established by the family and in honor of Gladys Nobuko Masagatani, who led a rich professional life in the roles of occupational therapist, professional leader, and occupational therapy educator. She received the Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year Award by the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association in 1988, the 1990 Lindy Boggs Award by the American Occupational Therapy Association for advancing occupational therapy, and Faculty Emeritus status from Eastern Kentucky University upon her retirement. Together, these three highly prestigious awards in each of the professional roles that Gladys assumed serve as testimony to a lifetime of service, dedication, and commitment.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be enrolled in the first or second year of the EKU graduate occupational therapy program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be considered. Must be currently enrolled in the Master's Program.

*The exact amount of the scholarships may vary depending on the
interest generated by the Foundations Portfolio and as designated by the Foundation Board.

For further questions, contact a Scholarship Committee member:  Renee Causey-Upton and Jennifer Hight

 



External Scholarships
 

Eastern Kentucky University Scholarships Webpage
 

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