OPERF | Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation

OPERF/ABC Student Award for Academic Achievement

About the Scholarship

The OPERF/American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) Student Awards for Academic Achievement in Orthotics & Prosthetics Program supports orthotics and prosthetics students who are currently enrolled in a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)-accredited O&P program and who have completed at least one semester toward their degree program.

Each year the award provides up to 10 eligible students a $1,000 cash award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled full-time in a CAAHEP-accredited O&P practitioner program.
  • Completed at least one semester of a CAAHEP-accredited O&P practitioner program.
  • Individuals may only receive this award once.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
    (Electronic transcripts must be signed by the faculty member recommending the student for the award.)
  • Letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member from the program in which you are enrolled
  • Applicant Statement and CV
Download the full Award Program Overview Document



Award notifications are anticipated to be distributed six to eight weeks from submission deadline.

Submissions: . The subject of your email should read OPERF/ABC Student Award.

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