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 3rd, 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
If you have any questions please contact Dr. Jennifer Hight at:
- Office: Dizney 245
- Email: Jennifer.Hight@eku.edu
- Phone: (859)-622-6348
(click links below for information and applications)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Allgier Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Allison Allgier, daughter of David Allgier, and graduate of EKU's Occupational Therapy program.
David Allgier was born May 16, 1940 in Lima, Ohio, to Arnold A. and Rilla Bowman Allgier. He received his BBA degree from Indiana University, where he later worked in Information Technology. David served Eastern Kentucky University as the Director of Information Technology for over 20 years. He was married to Jill H. Allgier, retired EKU Registrar, for 52 years and had two daughters, Abigail A. Horn and Allison Allgier, both EKU graduates.
This scholarship is established in support of students enrolled in the Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program during their Level II assignments to defray costs associated with completing six months of unpaid internships. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the Master's Program, in good academic standing with the University at the time of award, and must be enrolled in Level II Fieldwork at time of award.
*The exact amount of any of the scholarships may vary depending on the
interest generated by the Foundations Portfolio and as designated by the Foundation Board.
- American Occupational Therapy Foundation: more than 50 scholarships available http://www.aotf.org/scholarshipsgrants
- AOTA E.K. Wise Scholarship: Building a Diverse Occupational Therapy Workforce
- AOTA Scholarships for OT Students
- AMBUCS Scholars Program