Faces of Occupational Therapy at WSSU

Occupational Therapy - Scholarship Sources

Dr. Dorothy Betha

Dr. Dorothy P. Bethea

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Ms. Phyllis Franks

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Department of Education Graduate Fellowship

In 2009, Winston Salem State University was awarded a 3 million ($500, 000 over the next six years) U.S. Department of Education grant to enhance graduate education in the STEM areas, which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and allied health fields. The grant is to be used to increase the university's ability to produce master's degree graduates in the following graduate programs: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Computer Science and Information Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and the Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Based on financial need, full-time graduate students are able to receive full tuition coverage as well as travel expenses assistance for presentations and more. Follow the link below to learn more about our fellowship program or to download an application.

PDF Fellowship Application

The American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) and state occupational therapy associations during the academic year 2014-15. Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program.

Code Blue

that  Health Care Careers CODE BLUE,A local triad organization, is a career awareness program to attract tomorrow's health professionals and provides scholarships for students studying in health care professions. The Academic Scholarship Program is available to students that are enrolled in Nursing (RN), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Anesthesiology programs.


A national service club with an emphasis on scholarships for therapy students. National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, or hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

Online Master's Program - Financial Aid Portal

Consists of a four-part guide to paying for graduate school that covers the importance of accreditation for obtaining financial aid, convincing employers to pay for grad school, and notable federal and private financial aid programs. Additionally, OMP provides a searchable database of nearly 3,000 graduate-level scholarships that can be narrowed by area of study or renewability.

College Foundation of North Carolina

Forgivable Loan - North Carolina Residents only

Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. Eligible programs for the 2015-2016 academic year may be found by following the link above. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.

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