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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

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

Anna Marie Clark Headshot I am honored and grateful to have been selected as recipient of the Joan C. Rogers Occupational Therapy Award! This scholarship is just one example of the devoted support I have received from Pitt OT throughout my educational journey. I am thankful for all of the faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy and my fieldwork supervisors who have helped me learn the skills to infuse occupational therapy into everything I do and for pushing me in my passion to affect others. Additionally, I am forever grateful for my classmates in the OTD program who exude a collaborative community where I learn from their passions and perspectives every day. I look forward to utilizing the knowledge and skills that Pitt OT has provided me with to serve my future patients and advance the profession of OT!
- Anna Marie Clark, OTD Class of 2022
Drew Nguyen Headshot I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Caroline Robinson Brayley Student Enrichment Award. This award will support me in being able to dedicate more time to my studies, increase my involvement in various student organizations and allow me to participate in more educational and volunteer opportunities. I am honored to be a part of the Pitt OT community and am grateful for the support and opportunities that the Department provides to students. I look forward to continuing to learn from the outstanding faculty and staff in the Department and am grateful for the support and dedication of the Pitt OT community.
- Drew Nguyen, OTD Class of 2024
Amber Shojaie Headshot I am honored to have been selected to receive the Award of Professional Excellence in recognition of my efforts to promote occupational therapy. I am grateful to have had many leadership experiences inside and outside of the classroom to support our profession, including POTA, AOTA, Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD), University of Pittsburgh Student Occupational Therapy Association (UPSOTA), and most significantly, Harmony - Pittsburgh, a musical theatre organization for individuals with and without disabilities. This award contributes to my educational endeavors as I transition into my final term as a Doctor of Occupational Therapy student. I will be completing my capstone experience developing a functional life-skills screening tool for individuals with Autism and developmental disorders. I am not only thankful for this financial support, but also for the department's continuous support of my educational, professional and personal goals as a future occupational therapy practitioner.
- Amber Shojaie, OTD Class of 2022
To view the current list of department award recipients, please visit our Awards and Honors page.