ABC Scholarship for O&P Technician Diversity

About the ABC Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity

The Foundation has partnered with the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) to provide scholarships to Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) technician students who are currently enrolled at O&P technician education institutions that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). ABC Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity include a $5,000 cash award. Up to 2 ABC Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity may be given annually.  

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P technician 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 Foundation's Education Committee. Eligible students may apply for both the O&P Technician Student Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Technician Diversity. However, students are only eligible to receive one ABC Scholarship (O&P Technician Student Scholarship or Scholarship for O&P Technician 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. 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2023 (Application portal opens January 16, 2023)

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the ABC Scholarship for O&P Diversity, please contact please contact Manisha Bhaskar at (202) 380-3663 or