Mary A. Vodopic and Ruby Bukovac Hardy Endowment

The endowment shall support student participation in an annual occupational therapy conference or occupational therapy-related conference or a scholarship.

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Eligibility criteria

  • Demonstrate financial need (complete a FAFSA for the current academic year)
  • Enrolled full-time in the occupational therapy curriculum
  • Preference shall be given to a graduate students having interest in gerontology or hand rehabilitation
  • Minimum of a 3.7 GPA


  • March 1


  • Amount varies
  • Award will be credited directly to the recipient's student account in two distributions:
    • First distribution in the fall academic semester
    • Second distribution during the subsequent semester

Application instructions

Please include the following documents with your application

One page essay should include examples of student's "demonstrated interest" in gerontology or hand rehabilitation.

  • Volunteer experience
  • Scholarly works including research papers, professional posters, presentations, etc.
  • Letters of recommendation/reference from people in the mental health field
  • Description of plan to practice in gerontology or hand rehabilitation upon graduation