Educator Award

The O&P 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 O&P Foundation's Education Committee (or a designated sub-commitee). 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. 

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:


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 Educator Award, please email