ABC Student Poster Prizes

The O&P Foundation has partnered with the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) to identify and celebrate outstanding research by orthotic and prosthetic students. ABC Student Poster Prizes will be awarded to outstanding student-created posters accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. Up to three Poster Prizes are awarded annually. Each includes a cash award:

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for award consideration, applicants must be a student currently enrolled in a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited O&P program who has completed at least one semester toward their degree program. Applicants' posters will be reviewed by a committee of scientific and clinical experts and will be evaluated for: (1) quality and thoroughness of the work, (2) originality and independence of their contributions, (3) significance and timeliness of the research results, and (4) depth of understanding of the research topic.

How to Apply


Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by The O&P Foundation by the due dates posted by the Academy. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Time on the posted deadline.



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