Williard and Spackman Memorial Scholarship

The American Opcupational Therapy Foundation
Type Scholarship
Amount $150 - 5k
Duration 1 Year


The Foundation offers scholarships to students currently enrolled in accredited occupational therapy programs. Preference is given to upper level students. The application season opens in the fall of the year. Scholarship information is announced on the AOTF website at www.aotf.org in October. Application forms and materials can be downloaded from the website or completed on line through the AOTF Scholarship Application System. Only one application is necessary for all of the scholarships for which an applicant is eligible. A Scholarship Selection Committee, comprised of occupational therapy practitioners and educators who work as volunteers, reviews all of the applications and recommends scholarship recipients. Winners are announced in May, and each winner receives a check to be applied to educational costs.



  • Meet all eligibility requirements;
  • Be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association;
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
  • Have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement;
  • Supply application data including:
    1. Two personal references
    2. Curriculum Director’s statement
    3. Official transcripts

    Applicants for post-baccalaureate scholarships must be full time students enrolled at the upper level in an accredited or developing occupational therapy educational program.

    Applicants for occupational therapy assistant scholarships must be full-time students currently enrolled in the final year of an accredited or developing occupational therapy assistant educational program.


  • Not Applicable

Other Restrictions

Applicant must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information


Jane Huntington
State Association/AOTF Scholarship Program
The American Opcupational Therapy Foundation
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 301.652.6611
Email: jhuntington@aotf.org