Scholarships for OS and OT Students
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Scholarships for Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Students
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 Scholarships
Submit completed applications to Peggy Bowman in Dizney 103. The scholarship Call for Applications is sent via e-mail to eligible program students the first week of March, with an application deadline first week of April. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
If you have any questions please contact Dr. Christine Privott at:
- Office: Dizney 244
- Email: Christine.Privott@eku.edu
- Phone: (859)-622-6326
(click links below for information and applications)
This scholarship was established in honor
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 commitment 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 was established in honor
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 student. Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy 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 Masters 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.
Eastern Kentucky University Scholarships Webpage
- American Occupational Therapy Foundation: more than 80 scholarships available http://www.aotf.org/
- AOTA E.K. Wise Scholarship: Building a Diverse Occupational Therapy Workforce
- AMBUCS Scholars Program:
ambucs.com - click onto "Click here for Important information for AMBUCS Chapters" on scholarship page.
- Kentucky Occupational Therapy Foundation (Association): kotaweb.org
- Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarship: www.lexingtonclinicfoundation.org
- Appalachian Health Career Scholarships https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3120
- Lexington Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Application:
- KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority):
Many Kentucky businesses and organizations have set up financial aid programs to help Kentuckians with their college costs. Some are available statewide, while others are limited to several counties, one county, or one school. KHEAA has gathered information on many of these programs. www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/ky/ahe/ahekyscholar.pdf