Chester Haddan Scholarship
About the Chester Haddan Scholarship
The Foundation has partnered with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) to award the Chester Haddan Scholarship, which supports individuals who are pursuing an education in orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) through an O&P practitioner program. Chester Haddan Scholarships include a $1,000 cash award. Up to one Chester Haddan Scholarship is given annually to a deserving O&P practitioner program student.
About Chester Haddan
The Chester Haddan Scholarship was established in honor of Chester Haddan, CPO, the first President of the American Board for Certification of Orthotists, Prosthetists & Pedorthists.
Applicants must be enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P practitioner program and meet all of the the following criteria:
Demonstrate a financial need
Display leadership qualities
Contribute to their own education financially
How to Apply
Students may apply directly for the scholarship, or a professor may nominate them. To be considered for the award, students must submit the following:
Complete the Chester Haddan Scholarship Fund application
Obtain a letter of reference from someone currently working within the orthotic and prosthetic profession
Letters of reference should be included with the application.
Obtain an official or unofficial transcript (that includes the current academic semester) from your institution
Official transcripts are not required; however, unofficial transcripts must be signed by your Program Director or Faculty Advisor.
Transcript must include your cumulative O&P Program GPA.
Author a 200-word essay on one of the two topics presented on the application
Email your application materials to The Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject of your email should read "Chester Haddan Scholarship".
Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by The Foundation by the due dates posted deadline. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Time on the posted deadline.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2024
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