Karen Jacobs Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be enrolled in an occupational therapy educational program.
  3. Must be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  4. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy.
  5. Must enroll full time at an accredited college or university.
  6. Must be a resident of Massachusetts.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  8. Must attend a Massachusetts college or university.
  9. Must have completed at least one full year of occupational therapy coursework.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

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

Application requirements for the Karen Jacobs Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Reference forms
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrat a need for financial assistance and have a sustained record of outstanding scholastic achievement. Applicants are considered for all scholarships for which they qualify, but may receive only one scholarship per year. Post-baccalaureate graduate degrees require a dissertation, thesis, special project, or research component. Winners will be notified by April.

Award Amount: One scholarship of $500 is awarded to a graduate student, and one scholarship of $250 is awarded to a student of any degree level who is enrolled in an Occupational Therapy Association (OTA) program. Both of these scholarships are awarded annually and are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $375.

About American Occupational Therapy Foundation:
Contact Information: Jeanne Cooper, Scholarship Coordinator
Address: 4720 Montgomery Lane P.O. Box 31220 Bethesda, Maryland 20824-1220

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