Chicago State University's

Diversifying Occupational Therapy (DOT) project

Funded through the US Health Resources and Services Administration Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

 

The Department of Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Resources and Services Administration has funded the Diversifying Occupational Therapy (DOT) grant project.  The purpose of the four-year Diversifying Occupational Therapy (DOT) project is to (a) increase awareness of opportunities in the field of occupational therapy, (b) eliminate financial barriers, and (c) increase the diversity of the workforce in occupational therapy.

Over a period of four years, the Diversifying Occupational Therapy (DOT) project will address the following objectives:

  1. recruit and enroll over 75% of the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduate students from underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged student populations.

  2.   retain and graduate 90% of underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged students in the MOT program.

  3. graduate 30 DOT grant recipients from the MOT program.

Applications for the project are accepted each semester. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the MOT program and be a full time graduate student.

The eligibility of applicants who are dependents of their parents, will be determined based on their parents' incomes and their parental family size. For independent applicants, need is determined based on their own financial status.

Download Instructions for Application

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Contact the Department for additional information.