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Invest in the Future of OT

Your tax-deductible contribution will make an impact. There are three ways to give to Pitt OT:

Joan C. Rogers Occupational Therapy Student Resource Fund

Awarded to an OT student who demonstrates high-level scholarship, exemplary professionalism and commitment to advancing the profession.

Caroline Robinson Brayley Student Enrichment Fund

Awarded to OT students to support academic needs, education-related travel and community outreach.

Department of Occupational Therapy Fund

Awarded to OT students to support academic needs.

To make a contribution, please visit http://bit.ly/PittOTGive.

YOU can make a difference!  See what our student award recipients have to say about the opportunities provided to them through these funds:

I am honored to have been presented with the Joan C. Rogers Occupational Therapy Award in recognition of my efforts to support advancing the profession of occupational therapy. This award contributes to my educational endeavors as I transition into my final term as a Doctor of Occupational Therapy student and engage in research to learn more about how we can utilize our skilled services to meet the needs of the greater community in an emerging area of practice. I am honored to be a part of this community and I am beyond grateful for the vast opportunities provided to me by Pitt OT to learn clinical practice skills and further develop knowledge and skills in areas such as community engagement, advocacy, research, professional development and leadership. This opportunity not only provides financial support, but also demonstrates the department's continuous support of my academic, professional and personal development as a future occupational therapy practitioner and contributor.

-Katie Grunewald, OTD Class of 2021

I am grateful and honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Caroline Robinson Brayley Student Enrichment Award. This award will not only support me as a student researcher in the Pediatric Health Promotion Lab and help me continue my involvement with Pitt OT organizations like the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter and the University of Pittsburgh Student Occupational Therapy Association (UPSOTA), but will also allow me to devote more time to my studies. I am thankful for the support that Pitt OT provides to students, both at home and in academia. In the future, I want to be a leader who helps underserved communities with developmental disabilities in health care. The Pitt OT community has provided me with the support and guidance I need to pursue my goals and I am grateful for their dedication.

-Tiffany Duong, OTD Class of 2023

I am honored to have been selected to receive the Award of Professional Excellence in recognition of my efforts outside of the classroom to support occupational therapy. I am fortunate to have been involved in many organizations and programs where I had the opportunity to promote the profession of occupational therapy, including POTA, AOTA, the Homewood after-school program and most importantly the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD). This award will help support my final semester as a Doctor of Occupational Therapy student to complete my capstone project supporting NICU infants with sensory aversions and oral development. I appreciate everyone in the Pitt OT community who has helped me grow into a well-rounded future occupational therapist.

-Missy Toth, OTD Class of 2021

To view the current list of department award recipients, please visit our Awards and Honors page.