The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2011 O&P Educator and Student Award Programs.
The program is designed to support O&P educators who currently hold teaching positions at schools accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) 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 up to three awards are available.
Educator Award Program applications are due July 1 and awards will be announced on or about October 1.
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 up to five student awards are available.
Student Award Program Applications are due by October 3 and awards will be announced on or about December 16.
Instructions and forms for submission of applications are available online at www.operf.org