News

May 2024

May 30th: The O&P Foundation announces an open call for nominations for the Board of Directors. Nominations deadline is June 14th, 2024 at 5pm (CST). Read the full announcement 

May 24th: The O&P Foundation announces the 2024 ABC O&P Technician and Technician Diversity Scholarships. Read the full announcement 

May 7th: The O&P Foundation announces the 2024 ABC Student Poster prize recipients. Read the full announcement

April 2024

April 30th: The O&P Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the national Limb Loss & Preservation (LLPR) Subscription Award program. Read the full announcement.

March 2024

March 20th: AAOP releases the O&P Rising podcast, "Supporting the Future of O&P" featuring Nicole Walker MS, CPO interviewing O&P Foundation Executive Director Fanny Schultea MS, MSEd, CPO, LP, FAAOP(D). To listen to the podcast here. 

March 13th: The O&P Foundation featured in the ABC Mark of Merit

February 2024

February 21st: The O&P Foundation announces the recipient of the 2024 Carlton Fillauer Award. Read the full announcement 

February 12th: The O&P Foundation launches application portal and opens applications for the following funding opportunities. For details, go to The O&P Foundation Application Portal 

January 2024

January 23rd: The O&P Foundation announces the recipients of the 2024 ABC O&P Scholarships and ABC Scholarships for O&P Diversity. Read the full announcement  

January 23rd: The O&P Foundation announces the recipient of the 2024 ABC Resident Travel Award. Read the full announcement  

January 5th: The O&P Foundation announces grants and scholarships available in the first quarter of 2024. Read the full announcement.

November 2023

November 13: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) is proud to announce the appointment of its inaugural Board of Directors. Read the full announcement.

September 2023

September 13: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the appointment of its first Executive Director. Read the full announcement regarding the appointment.

September 7: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the recipient of the 2023 Small Grant Award. Read the full announcement regarding the Small Grant Award.

May 2023

May 30, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural ABC O&P Technician Scholarships and Scholarship in O&P Technician Diversity. Read the full announcement regarding the recipients of these ABC scholarships.

May 25, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) welcomes nominations for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors. Read the full announcement regarding the submission process.

May 15, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the ABC Student Poster Prize recipients. Read the full announcement regarding the ABC Student Poster Prizes.

April 2023

April 24, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce a request for applications for the role of Executive Director. Read the full announcement regarding the job opening.

March 2023

March 30, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the recipient of the Chester Haddan Scholarship. Read the full announcement regarding the Chester Haddan Scholarship.

March 23, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the recipient of the Educator Award. Read the full announcement regarding the Educator Award.

March 16, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) is proud to announce the recipient of the Tamarack Award. Read the full announcement regarding the Tamarack Award.

February 2023

February 21, 2023: The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) and The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) are jointly issuing a Call for Proposals to support research in O&P education. See the Research in O&P Education Award page for award information and application instructions. 

February 7, 2023: The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipient of the 2022 ABC Resident Travel Award. Read the full announcement regarding the 2022 ABC Resident Travel Award.

January 2023

January 5, 2023:  The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) announce recipients of the 2023 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Diversity. Read the full announcement regarding the 2023 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Diversity.

October 2022

October 1, 2023: On September 30, 2022, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) merged with the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) to form the Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation). The O&P Foundation will assume activities previously conducted by both organizations and work to expand access to more awards, scholarships, fellowships, and prizes in the coming months and years. Read the full announcement regarding the OPERF/COPL merger.