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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:

"The experiences I have had and the skills I have acquired during my time as a Pitt OT student have been instrumental in the early development of my professional identity. I will leave this program feeling confident in my ability to contribute to the field of occupational therapy, even as a new graduate. This award will serve as a stepping stone toward future opportunities to promote our profession's distinct value, to serve clients and communities, and to develop further into the practitioner and leader I hope to become. Thank you to my classmates for their continued support and to the faculty for their encouragement and wisdom throughout every step of my journey here. Hail to Pitt!" 
Alexa Schreiber, MOT Class of 2018

"The Pitt Occupational Therapy Department has challenged me in ways I previously didn’t think possible, and because of that I have grown into a knowledgeable, capable, and confident professional. Earning my degree here has given me a foundation of theoretical knowledge, an appreciation for research and evidence-based practice, and a passion for using meaningful occupations as a powerful way to facilitate rehabilitation. I am honored and humbled to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Joan C. Rogers Occupational Therapy Award and moving forward, I am committed to upholding the values it represents. The accompanying monetary gift is so appreciated and provides me with support to take advantage of opportunities that contribute to my continued development as a new occupational therapist."
Kelly Stipetich, MOT Class of 2018

"I truly cannot say enough about the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Pittsburgh. The faculty and staff have supported me from day one, and they continue to encourage me and push me out of my comfort zone. They have challenged not only what I thought an MOT Program could do for me, but also what I am capable of as an MOT student and future practitioner. This award is very humbling to me, as I was inspired by the faculty of the OT department to begin my work with research in the first place. I owe them all of my Master's knowledge, and now my gratitude for this high honor. This award will help me launch forward into fieldwork and beyond, and I am excited to continue developing my skills as a professional, a researcher, and an aspiring practitioner."
Sarah Walker, MOT Class of 2018

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