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:
recruit and enroll over 75% of the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduate students
from underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged student populations.
retain and graduate 90% of underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged
students in the MOT program.
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
Contact the Department for additional information.