Scholarships for OS and OT Students

Learning to Empower Lives Through Occupation
Scholarships for Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Students

In recognition of the cost of education, the EKU Occupational Therapy Department offers this funding source guide. Students are encouraged to research scholarship opportunities to determine individual eligibility.

Department of Occupational Therapy Scholarships

Submit completed applications to Susan Hart in Dizney 103
Applications for OT Department Scholarships are accepted between March 1st and March 31st each year. No late applications are accepted.

(click links below for information and applications)

Nancy Gillespie Occupational Therapy:

This scholarship was established in honor of Nancy Gillespie,
an occupational therapist and part-time faculty member. The
purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the qualities of
humanitarianism, determination, perseverance and potential
to become an occupational therapist by providing financial
assistance for Level II Fieldwork.  Applicants must be enrolled
in year one of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy
Program to be considered.

 
Jean Steffan Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established in honor of Jean Steffan Smith, a respected faculty member, researcher, artist and clinician. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize Ms. Smith’s life and commitment to the occupational therapy profession. Applicants must be a current or former resident of Eastern/Southeastern Kentucky, and planning to enter the first year of the graduate OT program (and accepted) to be considered.
 

 


 

This scholarship was established in honor of Rebecca Pelfrey,
a graduate of the EKU Occupational Therapy Program, who
was a clinician and legislative advocate. She was instrumental
in passage of Kentucky’s occupational therapy practice act.
Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program and from Eastern Kentucky.

 
The Joy Anderson Scholarship:

This scholarship originally named “The Occupational Therapy Master’s Program Alumni Endowed Scholarship” was established through donations from EKU Occupational Therapy Program alumni and renamed to honor Joy Anderson, Program Director from 1978-1996. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be enrolled in year one of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program to be considered.
 

Occupational Therapy Alumni Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established through donations by EKU Occupational Therapy Program alumni. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a beginning graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be planning to enter into year one (and be accepted) of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program to be considered.

Occupational Therapy Faculty Endowed Scholarship:

This scholarship was established through donations by the EKU Occupational Therapy Program faculty. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a beginning graduate occupational therapy student. Applicants must be planning to enter into year one (and be accepted) of the EKU graduate Occupational Therapy Program to be considered.

*The exact amount of the scholarships may vary depending on the
interest generated by the Foundations Portfolio and as designated by the Foundation Board.

For further questions, contact a Scholarship Committee member:  Christine Privott and Camille Skubik-Peplaski.

 



External Scholarships
 

Eastern Kentucky University Scholarships Webpage
      scholarships.eku.edu

National Scholarships

State Scholarships

  • Kentucky Occupational Therapy Foundation (Association)kotaweb.org
  • Fergus Hanson Memorial Scholarshipwww.lexingtonclinicfoundation.org

    Lexington Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Application
         LMC Auxiliary Scholarship Application

  • KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority):
    Many Kentucky businesses and organizations have set up financial aid programs to help Kentuckians with their college costs. Some are available statewide, while others are limited to several counties, one county, or one school. KHEAA has gathered information on many of these programs.       www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/ky/ahe/ahekyscholar.pdf