Educator Awards

About the Educator Award Program

The Foundation's Educator Award Program supports O&P educators who currently hold teaching positions at O&P education institutions that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and who are pursuing advanced degrees to improve their skills as O&P instructors. Educator Awards include a $2,500 cash award that should be used to support the applicant's educational expenses. Up to one award may be given annually.  

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be employed as a faculty member at a CAAHEP-accredited O&P education program and be enrolled in an advanced academic degree program. 

Applications for Educator Awards will be reviewed by The Foundation's Education Committee (or a designated subcommitee). Selection of Educator Award recipients will be based upon the merit of the educator’s submission. Priority will be given to applicants who:

 Educators are eligible to receive this award no more than two times. Please see the Educator Award Program Overview for full details of this award.

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:

Submission Details

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.


QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the Educator Award, please contact please contact Manisha Bhaskar at (202) 380-3663 or