The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) Inc. announced its 2011 O&P Educator and Student Award Programs.
The O&P Educator Award Program is designed to support prosthetic and orthotic educators who currently hold teaching positions at schools accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for O&P education. Eligible educators are those who are pursuing higher degrees to improve their skills as O&P instructors.
The Educator Award is a $2,500 cash grant. This year, as many as three awards are available.
The OPERF Student Award Program is designed to support students currently enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P program who have completed at least one semester toward their degree. The award is a $500 cash grant and this year as many as five awards are available.
Educator Award Program applications are due July 1 and awards will be announced on or about October 1. Student Award Program applications are due by October 3and awards will be announced on or about December 16.