HRSA-MUSC Occupational Therapy Scholarships

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Creating opportunities for entry-level OTD students, increasing workforce diversity, and supporting medically underserved communities.

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program awarded the MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy a 5-year, $3.25 million ($650,000 per year) grant beginning July 2020 to provide scholarships for students from geographically and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The grant aims to increase diversity in the workplace, increase opportunities for students with a demonstrated financial need, and promote the needs of medically underserved communities.

Each year, new and existing students in the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program that meet the outlined eligibility requirements may apply for the scholarship. Approximately twelve scholarships will be awarded per cohort and the recipients will receive funding for at least half of tuition and book costs. 

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet all requirements outlined below to be considered eligible for this scholarship.

  • Must complete the FAFSA and qualify for financial aid at MUSC.
  • Your Estimated Financial Need according to FAFSA must be at least $12,519 for In-State; $18,698 for Out-of-State.
  • Must meet the criteria for economically, environmentally, and/or educationally disadvantaged according to the Application Guide (PDF).

Applying for the Scholarship

Prospective students and students currently enrolled in the full-time, entry-level OTD are encouraged to review the following materials.

Application Deadline: The application process has now reopened. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 15, 2024 at 12 pm EST.
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