Graduate Assistantships: Graduate Assistants perform various duties assisting staff and faculty in the OTD division (similar to a work-study position). Students can apply at the end of their first semester. Graduate Assistants can work up to 19 hours per week and are paid $15.00 per hour. The program intends to hire a limited number of Graduate Assistants each year.
North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans
A portion of your education loans may be forgiven by providing occupational therapy services in North Carolina up to $56,000.
Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs
|Credits||Master’s Degree||Doctoral Degree|
|Max Total Loan Limits||$20,000||$56,000|
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Your loans may be forgiven after a certain amount of payments through public service.
ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS
AMBUCS Scholarship for Allied Health Professionals
National AMBUCS, Inc. awards scholarships ranging from $500–$6000 to students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and hearing audiology.
Over $9.1 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 16,000 students with $500-$1500 and one two-year award for $6000.
AMERICAN OT FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Over 50 scholarships are available from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and state occupational therapy associations with multiple scholarships available up to $5000. Applicants only have to complete one online form to apply for all qualifying scholarships.
Below is a list of sites for financial assistance for students applying to the OTD program.
- The College Foundation of North Carolina provides financial assistance to qualified students.
- The Duke School of Medicine Financial Aid website has additional support and information.
- NCEAP Loan Forgiveness
- NY Times Article-Multiple Multiple Resources
- Multiple Grants and Loans-Healthcare and Disadvantaged Groups
- AMBUCS Therapy Scholarships
- AOTF-Multiple Scholarships
- Sallie Mae-Multiple Scholarships
- Health care/Public Service Multiple Loan Forgiveness
- NIH Scholarships-Research
- PACE Scholarship Assistance Org Scholarships
- Frank Roach Scholarship-$1000 Scholarship
- F.A. Davis Scholarship Program for IPE Students-$1000 Scholarship for Health Science Students
- Mantra College Mental Health Provider Diversity Scholarship