Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University provides student assistance in the form of scholarships and grants. You  should apply for these monies during the spring semester, and awards are announced during the summer. Please note that students in the third year of the OT program are ineligible to apply for departmental scholarships.

When applying, please note the eligibility criteria of each scholarship, as they do vary.  Also, scholarships are often designated to either undergraduate or graduate students. Please only apply to those scholarships for which you qualify.

The College of Health and Human Services offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. At the graduate level, fellowships, assistantships and associateships may also be available through the department or the WMU Graduate College. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion also offers a variety of scholarships. Some funding is also available through professional organizations such as the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association

For occupational therapy scholarship information and application, contact Angelina Tavakalyan.

OT Scholarships


CHHS Scholarships

Prospective students can apply for a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship before they know they are accepted to the OT program. Please visit the College of Health and Human Services Scholarships page to learn more about department and college-wide scholarships available.

Other Financial Resources

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides additional funding for students pursuing a certification, attending a conference, collecting data, or funding an event.