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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Chris Ebbers Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of South Carolina and who are currently attending a college/university in South Carolina. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Charlotte Prudich/Elizabeth B. Devereaux Award

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of West Virginia. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $375 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Adelaide Ryerson Smith Memorial Award

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of Arizona and who are currently attending a college/university in Arizona. Students must be members of both the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Carolyn Kohn Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are residents of New York state and who are currently attending a college/university in New York State. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018

District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland, or northern Virginia and who are currently attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. Students must be members of both the District of Columbia Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Florence Wood Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of Arkansas and who are currently attending a college/university in Arkansas. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Fred Sammons and Barbara Rider Endowed Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of Michigan and who are currently attending a college/university in Michigan. Students must be members of both the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Kansas Occupational Therapy Association Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are residents of Kansas and who are currently attending a college/university in Kansas. Students must be members of both the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 25
2018

North Carolina Occupational Therapy Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and graduate students who are residents of North Carolina and who are currently attending a college/university in North Carolina. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $750 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of Wisconsin and who are currently attending a college/university in Wisconsin. Students must be members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $1166 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Julia D. Sweeney Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and/or graduate students who are residents of New Mexico and who are currently attending a college/university in New Mexico. Students must be members of both the New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association and be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018

Willard and Spackman Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are members of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Students must be pursing a career in occupational therapy.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 25
2018