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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.

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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 ecstatic to have been chosen as the recipient of the Caroline Robinson Brayley Student Enrichment Award. As Pitt OT students, we are blessed to have a supportive team of alumni, faculty, and staff who strive to enhance our educational experiences. This scholarship will allow me to participate in multiple educational opportunities external to the department such as the European Seating Symposium in June of 2020. I will also have the opportunity to participate in kinesiotaping classes which will allow me to become a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner. Involvement in activities such as these will help me become a more skilled therapist so that I can best serve future patients."
Michelle Beck, OTD Class of 2021

"I am honored to have been presented with the Joan C. Rogers Occupational Therapy Award. This opportunity allows me to continue my passion for pursuing knowledge through research. The Pitt OT community has been a fundamental support throughout my research career, which allows me to actively contribute to the occupational therapy profession and advance best practice. I appreciate the unique environment Pitt OT has to offer when it comes to collaborating on new ideas. I am looking forward to my final semester in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program where I will be able to blend my love of research directly with my education through my experiential preceptorship!"
Haley Feller, OTD Class of 2020

"I am honored to receive this award for excellence in professionalism. By receiving this award, it recognizes all of my cumulative efforts to support occupational therapy in various community and traditional settings throughout the past two and a half years in school. I appreciated my experiences partnering with organizations like the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, AmeriCorps, local community agencies, my level I and level II fieldwork sites, POTA/ AOTA, and, of course, the Pitt OT Department itself. This award contributes to my educational endeavors by allowing me to concentrate on my capstone project next semester, to develop a multimodal educational platform to support families and children with acquired brain injury integrate back into the community. I appreciate the support of all the faculty and the Pitt OT community to be recognized through this scholarship opportunity." 
Monica Morrison, OTD Class of 2020

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