ABC Scholarship for O&P Diversity

The O&P Foundation has partnered with the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) to provide scholarships to Orthotic and Prosthetic students who are currently enrolled at O&P education institutions that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). ABC Scholarships for O&P Diversity include a $10,000 cash award. Up to 4 ABC Scholarships for O&P Diversity may be given annually.  

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P master's degree program and meet all of the the following criteria:

Applicants' applications will be reviewed by a committee of educators and clinical experts appointed by The O&P Foundation's Education Committee. Eligible students may apply for both the Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Diversity. However, students are only eligible to receive one ABC Scholarship (Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship or Scholarship for O&P Diversity). Students who apply for both scholarships will be asked to indicate their preference if they are selected to receive both scholarships.  

How to Apply

Students may apply directly for the scholarship, or a professor may nominate them by emailing 

To be considered for the award, students must submit the following:


Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by The O&P Foundation by the due dates posted deadline. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Central Time on the posted deadline.



If you have any questions about the ABC Scholarship for O&P Diversity, please email