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 students from diverse backgrounds 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 post baccalaureate entry-level degree program in occupational therapy. Three awards will be granted annually in the amount of $5,000. Students may apply for a second year.
Qualified Applicants must:
- Be enrolled (or accepted) in a post baccalaureate entry-level occupational therapy educational program on a full-time basis
- Be enrolled in the entry-level occupational therapy educational program for the full 2012-13 academic year (Fall 2012 thru Spring 2013)
- Demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding academic achievement
- Demonstrate leadership and community service
- Able to contribute to a diverse work force
- Be a member of AOTA
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Other RestrictionsApplicant must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 301.652.6611 x2550