The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF)
Inc. announced two new award programs; one for educators and one for
The O&P Educator Award Program is designed to support prosthetic and
orthotic educators who currently hold teaching positions at Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)-accredited O&P
education institutions. It is meant for faculty who are pursuing higher degrees
to improve their skills as O&P instructors. The educator award is a $2,500
cash grant. Three awards are available this year.
The OPERF Student Award Program is designed to support students
currently enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P program and who have
completed at least one semester toward their degree program. The award is a
$200 cash grant and this year, as many as 10 student awards are available.
Instructions and forms for submission of applications are available
online. Educator Award Program applications are due June 30 and awards will be
made on or about October 1. Student Award Program applications are due by
October 1 and awards will be made on or about December 15.