Awards and Scholarships

E. K. Wise Scholarship

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is pleased to announce the 2nd annual call for applications of the AOTA E.K. Wise Scholarship Fund. Previously known as the E.K. Wise Loan Program, the fund was established in the 1960s through the generous bequest of Elizabeth K. Wise to support women pursuing higher education degrees. The scholarship fund reflects the changes that have occurred in the education of entry-level occupational therapists over the last several decades while remaining true to the intent of the original bequest. The focus of the scholarship will be to support female students who can meet E.K. Wise’s and the Association’s objectives of developing a workforce to meet society’s diverse occupational needs in underserved areas or communities.
The scholarship supports *female* students pursuing a postbaccalaureate entry-level degree program in occupational therapy. Three awards will be granted annually in the amount of $5,000.
All application materials can be found on the AOTA Web site at http://www.aota.org/Students/Aid/Scholarships/EKWise.aspx Please note that students who have a letter of acceptance to an entry-level occupational therapy educational program may also apply. Last year we received a little over 100 applications for the 3 scholarships.
The deadline for all application materials to be postmarked/e-mailed is May 1, 2009.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Frank E. Gainer, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Conference & Conclave Program Director
Professional Affairs
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, Maryland 20824-1220
(301)652-6611 x2051
FAX (301)652-1417
fgainer@aota.org <mailto:fgainer@aota.org>

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