Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants Grant Program

State of Maryland
Type Grant
Amount $2k - 17k
Duration 4 YearsSee website for more details.

Description

You must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to work full-time as a therapist or therapist assistant in a Maryland facility that accommodates or provides service to handicapped children, one year for each year of the award, or repay the scholarship with interest. You must begin your service obligation within six (6) months of graduation. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

 

The maximum grant is $2,000 per academic year for full-time students. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students. The total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less.

 

You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) undergraduate or a full-time (9+ credits per semester) graduate student in a professional program leading to a license as a Maryland physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, or occupational therapist assistant. Applicants are selected competitively on the basis of college or high school GPA.

Other Restrictions

You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) undergraduate or a full-time (9+ credits per semester) graduate student in a professional program leading to a license as a Maryland physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, or occupational therapist assistant. Applicants are selected competitively on the basis of college or high school GPA.

More Information

http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_otpt.asp

Jerry McKeen
Office of Student Financial Assistance
State of Maryland
839 Bestgate Lane
Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-1781
Phone: 410-260-4565
Email: grogers@mbec.state.md.us